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‘Linkin Park’ lead vocalist Chester Bennington commits suicide

Chester Bennington

‘Linkin Park’ vocalist Chester Bennington commits suicide

Chester Bennington

‘Linkin Park’ lead vocalist Chester Bennington commits suicide

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of famous American Rock Band ‘Linkin Park’ commits suicide on July 20th, 2017. According to a local newspaper of Los Angeles, his body was found hanging in his house at 9 am(17:00 GMT) on July 20, 2017. The news of the death of Linkin Park’s lead vocalist has sent his fans and the world into shock. Chester Bennington was a very close friend to the Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. Strangely enough, Chris Cornell also took his own life in May 2017. Although, there is no official statement from the band. Many celebrities have paid their tribute to him.

Here is the official video of the new song of Linkin Park, Talking to Myself.

Chester Bennington: Voice of the Generation

Chester Bennington

By and large, Linkin Park became a big hit by fusing metal and rock music with hip-hop

The band Linkin Park is very famous among all those who grew up in late 90’s and early 2000’s. The first album of Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, sold over 30 million copies after its release in the year 1996. In fact, Hybrid Theory still remains one of the biggest sellouts of a music album worldwide. By and large, Linkin Park became a big hit by fusing metal and rock music with hip-hop. Moreover, they created a new genre in the music known as ‘Nu-metal’. Still, the reason for the success of Linkin Park was the voice of Chester Bennington. He was a vocal beast when it came to singing. In his style of singing, he poured the pain and the anguish which made an instant connect with the people. His powerhouse voice was best for stadium performances and anthems which made the crowd sing along with him.

“Sometimes the life tests us”, Chester Bennington says in his last interview

Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington had a troubled lifetime

In his last interview with a radio channel, Chester said,”Sometimes it seems that life tests us”. He said this in the interview pointing to his friend, Chris Cornell. Chris Cornell committed suicide in May, earlier this year. As a matter of fact, Chester Bennington also had a troubled lifetime. After the divorce of his parents, he started doing drugs. At the same time, he was physically and sexually abused. All of this had a deep impact on his mind. After that, he attempted suicide due to drug overuse. In his family, He has a wife and six children from two marriages. Co-founder of Linkin Park and his close friend, Mike Shinoda tweets about his death.

In addition, other celebrities also paid his tribute to Chester Bennington.

Our Take

Chester Bennington

Linkin Park was established as a band in the year 1996

Chester Bennington was the singer of our generation. His raspy and power packed vocals enchanted and motivated people all over the world. Even so, he was ferocious in his style of singing. On the other hand, he was humble and funny in his real life. His death is a huge toll on the International Music scenario and Linkin Park won’t be the same without him. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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