Chester Bennington, the frontman of Linkin Park, was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California on 20th of July, 2017.
The news of his death broke out soon after Linkin Park released the music video for the song ‘Talking To Myself’ from their latest album, ‘One More Light’.
Chester was found hanging by a belt, from the door that separated his room from his closet. A half-empty bottle of alcohol was found at the scene.
Bennington died of suicide on 20th of July, which also happens to be the birthday of his close friend, Chris Cornell. Chris also died by suicide by hanging in May, 2017.
Chester’s Suicide Left Millions In Shock And Despair
Soon after an employee discovered Chester Bennington in his post-suicide condition, the celebrity news website TMZ released the news of the singer’s death.
The news broke the internet down, with some people in grief, and others in hope that the news is another celebrity death hoax.
However, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park soon confirmed Chester’s death by posting on his Twitter account.
“Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”, read the Twitter post.
People all across the globe and across social media displayed their greif, love, and support for the band and the family.
Talinda’s Twitter Account Got Hacked Soon After Chester’s Death
Talinda, Chester’s wife, had her Twitter account hacked soon after the news of Chester’s death broke out on the internet.
The hacker made several poorly-spelt and distasteful posts from Talinda’s account.
Some of them read:
“I guess this is the time to say it but i have been cheating on chester with Mike Shionda”
“I never really loved him and i’m not hacked i just was in love with the money hurts to say.”
Hopefully, fans realized that the tweets weren’t her own, and that it was the work of a hacker.
Linkin Park Released Their Official Statement
Linkin Park released an official statement on Facebook on July 24th:
Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.
You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.
Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.
Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.
Until we see you again,
Here’s How You Can Respond To Chester Bennington’s Death
The Chester.LinkinPark.com webpage features public posts fetched from social media websites carrying the hashtag: #RIPCHESTER.
You can respond to Chester Bennington’s death by posting on a social media website like Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #RIPCHESTER.
Bennington was unquestionably one of the best vocalists of his time, who used his fears and problems to bring life to every word he sang. Unfortunately, they took over.
We’ll never forget you.