Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington tragically passed away on the 20th of July, 2017 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. He is survived by his wife Talinda Bentley and his six children.
Best known as the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, Chester was famous for his impressive vocals. The band have been nominated for a Grammy seven times, bringing home the award in 2002 for hit Crawling and in 2006 for Numb/Encore.
Some of the band's most successful songs revolved around addiction. The singer was open about his struggles with depression and alcohol in the past.
Although famous for his screaming vocals, Chester was a humanitarian at heart who worked with organisations like Music for Relief, MusiCares and Habitat for Humanity. He and his bandmates helped to rebuild homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2008.
Bennington married his wife, Talinda, in 2005 and had three children together; a son called Tyler Lee and two twin daughters names Lily and Lila. The singer often posted photos of his wife, who he clearly adored, on social media.
"Getting ready to walk the red carpet with my wifey"
Getting ready to walk the carpet with my wifey pic.twitter.com/kw9yIzgl— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 20, 2012
The 41-year-old was a loving father to six children. Chester had his first son, Jaime, with former girlfriend Elk Brand. He then went on to adopt Brand's son Isaiah.
"It's official...My son Jaime is a university man!! We did his orientation toady. I'm so proud of him!!!!!!"
It's official... My son Jaime is a university man!! We did his orientation toady. I'm so proud of him !!!!!!— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) June 20, 2014
His first wife Samantha Matie Olit gave birth to a son, Draven Sebastian. Finally, he had his son Tyler Lee and daughters Lily and Lila with wife Talinda.
My life❤ pic.twitter.com/W4GwVpmzDf— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) February 19, 2017
Chester's Linkin Park band mates Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, Joe Hahn and Rob Bourdonwere all due to go on tour with Chester next week. The band has recently paid tribute to their friend.
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