CHESTER BENNINGTON, The lead singer of the infamous band “Linkin Park”, is reported to have committed suicide, on Thursday 20th of July 2017, the birthday of his beloved late friend ‘Chris Cornell’ of Audioslave.
In April this year, while promoting the tour in London, Bennington opened up during a Q&A session following a playback of a few tracks from One More Light. The singer spoke openly about his state of mind when they started working on the new album. He admitted to “hating the world”, adding: “I had a song in my phone at the start of the process called I Hate The World Right Now.
Fans of the band will know that the singer had a turbulent past when it came to mental health as well as substance abuse, though he had previously put these behind him.
Speaking in May, as Linkin Park prepared to release their seventh LP, One More Light, the Californian star revealed the album was to be a very “personal” piece of work, which had been “very therapeutic” for them to write.
Delving into his own personal issues, Chester revealed that the record had effectively helped him to turn his life around, explaining that it saw him coming out of one of the darkest times he had ever seen.
He revealed it was his wife Talinda, his six children, and indeed his band and friends who had helped him to find the strength to battle his demons.
Our deepest respect and condolences to his children, family , band mates at this terrible time.
Thank you for everything, Chester. You changed all of our lives..
Our goodbye note, from us to Chester Bennington, our hero.