‘Linkin Park’ 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.
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Chester Bennington: Voice of the Generation
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
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.
Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
In addition, other celebrities also paid his tribute to Chester Bennington.
RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family. Truly unique, humble frontman.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 21, 2017
Oh dear God. Massive R.I.P to Chester Bennington of @linkinpark this BREAKS OUR HEART. Suicide is the devil on earth walking amongst us 😞
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017
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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