Gone Too Soon – Chester Bennington

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Chester Bennington – Died July 20, 2017, at his home in Palos Verdes Estates California, age 41.

  • He died of suicide by hanging, on what would have been his late friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Cornell died of suicide by hanging on May 18 this year (see my Awesome! blog from May 24). Bennington sang Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah at Cornell’s funeral.
  • Bennington was the frontman for Linkin Park, joining the band in 2000. He also was lead vocalist for Dead By Sunrise, and he fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.
  • The debut album by Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, was the best selling debut record of the decade, selling over 10 million copies in the U.S.
  • He leaves behind his wife and 6 children.
  • Here’s Bennington in Linkin Park’s 2003 metal rock classic, Numb. 

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