Lead Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Dead
On Thursday, July 20th, 2017 fans all over the internet were shocked and saddened to see the news that the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, had passed away due to suicide by hanging. The 41 year old was alone in his home at the time of his death and was found by an employee just before 9AM of that date.
Chester Bennington’s death continues the rise in awareness of mental health issues, such as depression. Bennington had a past of struggles with alcohol and drugs, as well as past thoughts of suicide contemplation. Not too long ago a friend of Bennington’s, Chris Cornell, who was also involved in the music industry also committed suicide. Chester had written an open letter on his Twitter, honoring Cornell’s life and their time together. Bennington’s death took place on the same date as Chris Cornell’s birthday.
Rest in peace, Chester. You will be dearly missed.
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