The reason behind Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington’s suicide is in this RARE video. He reveals his battles with depression, the death of Chris Cornell, drug & alcohol abuse, addiction, suicide thoughts & ideations, not wanting to be alive, relationship problems, his fallout with Stone Temple Pilots, and more. He also talks about what he did on his very last 41st birthday. This was very last cry for help. Mike Shinoda accompanies him in this deeply shocking, troubling, unseen interview.
Linkin Park frontman and lead vocalist Chester Bennington. The critically acclaimed singer was found dead on July 20, 2017. He & Mike Shinoda helped put nu-metal on the map along with KoRn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and other acts.
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It’s been just over a week since Chester Bennington was found dead from apparent suicide, yet his fans continue to show unwavering support for the Linkin Park frontman. The band has endorsed more than 300 memorials for the singer organized by LP fans and ambassadors across the globe.
Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda spoke directly to fans regarding Bennington’s death in an Instagram post on Friday. In the post, he invited his followers to celebrate his bandmate locally via a Google doc at tiny.cc/lpmemorial.
Some memorials have already taken place — such as the ones in Burbank and New York City — while others are expected to occur as far into the future as October. But the Linkin Park-approved services aren’t only reserved for North American music lovers. Memorials have also been planned for multiple cities across Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and South America. Fans can even verify their own memorials for Bennington by making a public Facebook event and subsequently messaging the band.
Chester Bennington was sexually abused and molested at the age of 7 (seven) years old by an older male “friend.” He was afraid to ask for help because he did not want people to think he was g-a-y or lying, and the abuse continued until the age of 13. He was also physically bullied in high school. In an interview, he said, “I was knocked around like a rag doll at school, for being skinny and looking different. Bennington’s parents divorced when he was 11 years old, and his father gained custody of him. After the divorce, Bennington started abusing marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD. And for the rest of his life, he would suffer from depression and addiction to drugs and alcohol. In spite of all of this, he applied his talents and traumatic pain into music and created a long-lasting legacy. He will be remembered by his fans, and survived his six children and family.
Friends and family of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington are in absolute ‘shock’ over the rock star’s apparent suicide as it’s revealed they believed he ‘was in a good place in his life’.
The 41-year-old was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles shortly before 9am on Thursday.
A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed they were investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details were available.
Law enforcement officials say Bennington hanged himself from a door, in a similar manner to friend Chris Cornell, in his bedroom and he was home alone at the time, according to TMZ. He was found upstairs by his housekeeper.
Band-mate Joe Hahn arrived at his home on Thursday afternoon. Other friends and relatives flipped the finger to photographers gathered outside.
After news of his shock death emerged, friends said that while they never suspected he’d kill himself, Bennington was ‘never the same’ after the death of his close friend Chris Cornell.
His apparent suicide coincided with Cornell’s birthday. The Soundgarden rocker killed himself in May by hanging. …