Linkin Park Vocalist, Chester Bennington, Found Dead, Age 41
By: Trevor Cardone
The frontman of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, had sadly passed away on July 20th 2017. According to a report from TMZ, he was found in his residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles, it was said that he hanged himself. I’m sure I speak for many who are my age when I say that losing Chester was like losing a childhood hero. Linkin Park was a doorway for many, including myself, into the world of music. Their first album, Hybrid Theory, practically defined an era for the music scene, more specifically the nu-metal scene. The album would propel the group into stardom, and would keep them relevant for many years later. Linkin Park would release many albums after including Meteora, Minutes To Midnight, A Thousand Suns, Living Things, The Hunting Party, and their latest release One More Light. Bennington was also part of many side projects, including some with Stone Temple Pilots, as well as working with Soundgarden vocalist, Chris Cornell.
Bennington’s death comes just two months after the suicide of Chris Cornell. The two were known to be good friends, often performing with one another on various tours. Bennington was at Cornell’s memorial where he sang “Hallelujah”, Cornell would have turned 53 today. Bennington will forever remain in hearts among fans, and he will be remembered for his music that allowed many to have an outlet away from whatever was going on in their lives.