The American singer Chester Bennington was a very beloved member of Linkin Park before he died in 2017. The man who was the frontman of the rock band was also a songwriter and actor, which made him very great.
Since he had become very popular at the turn of the millennium, Bennington had attracted many people, including those who loved him, those who were indifferent to him, and those who saw no reason to love him.
Chester Bennington’s Bio
Born on 20 March 1976 as Chester Charles Bennington in Phoenix, Arizona, he also spent much of his childhood here, which was not as great as one would have wished.
While his father was a police officer who handled cases of child sexual abuse, the singer suffered the same abuse from a friend who was much older than himself. However, he did not disclose this to anyone, including his mother, who was a nurse, because he did not believe anyone would believe him. He was also afraid that those who believed him would probably think that he was gay. This abuse began when he was 7 years old and did not stop until he finally opened up to his father at the age of 13.
Chester’s problems soon became worse when his parents divorced when he was 11 years old. This, along with his other challenge of suffering abuse, resulted in the future rock legend hating people and sometimes feel the urge to kill them all and flee.
However, with his love for music and his great creativity, he managed to channel his anger and frustration into painting and poetry. Nevertheless, he would later struggle with drug abuse even before he was 18 years old, but as the survivor he was, he would again overcome his addiction.
Music and Film Career
The singer started his music career with a band called Sean Dowdell and Friends when he was only 15 years old. The next year he switched to Grey Daze where he was the lead singer of the band. His next step, which was his most important and significant, was to join Linkin Park. With the band, he moved to the forefront and was loved by people who appreciated rock with the influence of rap. With the band, he released albums such as Hybrid Theory (2000), Meteora (2003), Minutes to midnight (2007) and One More Light Live (2017).
He has also appeared in more than a few movies, including Crank: High Voltage (2009) and Saw VII (2010).
In July 2017, the co-founder of Dead by Sunrise was found dead in his California home by his housekeeper. Before his death, it was reported that Bennington struggled to stay sober, although only half a bottle of alcohol was found at the scene, as well as a broken pill of a generic drug with his prescription. His autopsy report also confirmed that he had taken alcohol before his death.
Before his death, the singer had been struggling with various health problems for some time, although none of them are said to have led to his death. It was also found that he was not free from suicidal thoughts. To further fuel the rumor of his suicide, his wife’s Twitter account was hacked a few hours after his death and it was announced that she was cheating on Chester with Linkin Park guitarist Mike Shinoda. The tweets, which also claimed that Bentley married Chester just for his money, were deleted soon after the release.
After it was reported that Chester Bennington was dead, a fan of his suicide. The man, Lee Randall, who was 36 years old, is said to have been desperate about the singer’s death and his personal problems, which included his marriage.
Chester Bennington’s Children, Wife, Family
Since Talinda Ann Bentley is the one many have come to know as Chester’s wife, he was married to another woman before her. The singer’s first wife was Samantha Bennington, whom he married in 1996. They were together for 9 years before they finally broke up in 2005. The marriage produced a son, Draven Sebastian Bennington, who was born on April 19, 2002.
After his failed first marriage Chester Bennington married Bentley in 2005. Before their marriage, the woman was a model who posed for Playboy in her much earlier days. Chester had three children with Bentley: a son, Tyler Lee Bennington (2006), and twin daughters, Lily and Lila Bennington (2011).
Apart from these 4, the Numb singer also had two children with his earliest lover, Elka Brand. She gave birth to his first son, Jaime Bennington, in 1996, and after the two separated, Chester adopted Elka’s son, Isaiah Bennington.
Before his death, the singer was very close to his family and he loved his kids even though he kept them away from the public eye. He was last with his wife and kids in Arizona before he returned home and ended his life.
Chester Bennington Body Measurement and Height
The Dead by Sunrise and Linkin Park vocalist was a man who was average in both height and body size, Here are his body measurements:
Height: 5 ft. 10 in or 178 cm
Weight: 167 pounds
Body measurements: Chest (39 Inches), Waist (30 Inches), and Biceps (12 Inches).