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Chester Bennington

American singer-songwriter (1976-2017)

Chester Bennington

American singer-songwriter (1976-2017)
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birthday
20th
March, 1976
Death
20th
July, 2017
Birth Place
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He was best known as the lead vocalist of Linkin Park. He was also lead vocalist of the bands Grey Daze, Dead by Sunrise and, between 2013 and 2015, Stone Temple Pilots.
Bennington first gained prominence as a vocalist following the release of Linkin Park’s debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), which was a worldwide commercial success. The album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums ever to achieve that many sales. Linkin Park’s following studio albums, from Meteora (2003) to One More Light (2017), continued the band’s success.
Bennington formed his own band, Dead by Sunrise, as a side project in 2005. The band’s debut album, Out of Ashes, was released on October 13, 2009. He became the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 to release the extended play record High Rise on October 8, 2013, via their own record label, Play Pen, but left in 2015 to focus solely on Linkin Park. As an actor, he appeared in films such as Crank (2006), Crank: High Voltage (2009), and Saw 3D (2010).
Bennington struggled with depression and substance abuse for most of his life, starting in his childhood. On July 20, 2017, he was found dead at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California; his death was ruled a suicide by hanging. Hit Parader magazine placed Bennington at number 46 on their list of the “Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time”. Bennington has been credited by several publications as one of the greatest rock vocalists of his generation. Writing for Billboard, Dan Weiss stated that Bennington “turned nu-metal universal”.

cause of death

Suicide by hanging

instruments played
Vocals
Associated Acts

Linkin Park Dead by Sunrise Julien-K Grey Daze Kings of Chaos Stone Temple Pilots

Children

6

Genres

Alternative metal nu metal hard rock alternative rock electronic rock heavy metal post-grunge pop rock

Occupation

Singer songwriter actor

Spouses

Samantha Olit (m. 1996; div. 2005) Talinda Bentley (m. 2006)

Years Active

1992 2017

Name

Chester Bennington

Nationality

United States of America

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