Chester Bennington was a phenomenal front man vocalist in Linkin Park. His passion in music has paved the way for his band in achieving such a remarkable and legendary high status in the world of pop and rock culture of the music genre. News of his death was catastrophic and has shocked fans of the world in cold feet as he was found dead in an apparent suicide coincidently on the birthday of his closest friend, the late Chris Connell. While we look to the awesome life of the iconic Linkin Park singer, let us be treated with some of the memorable millennium hits by the pop rock band over the years.
1. He Paid an Emotional Tribute on Chris Connell’s Funeral
Bennington was in deep grievance when Chris Connell was found dead by suicide as well as the two were very good friends. He performed at Connell’s funeral along with his Linkin Park brothers as dedication to the singer and wrote an emotional open letter to his late friend.
“You have inspired me in many ways you could never have known. Your talent was pure and unrivaled. Your voice was joy and pain, anger and forgiveness, love and heartache all wrapped into one. I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life”.
2. He Had Formed Other Bands Before His Stint in Linkin Park
Starting from just a job in Burger King, Chester Bennington moves to music career due to his passion in music. He was a true artist, having to write songs and poetry as well as drawing to divert his attention and comfort himself from all the sadness and frustration. Started small in the band Sean Dowdell and His Friends?, to forming Grey Daze to his legendary stint in Linkin Park today.
3. A Loving Family Man
Bennington had a second chance in marriage as he was married to Talinda Ann Bentley, a former Playboy model and had three children, Tyler Lee and the twins of Lila and Lily with another three children from his previous relationship.
4. His Music Reflects Most of His Past Life
The Linkin Park frontman vocalist has been through a series of ups and downs in his life, that most of their hit records are based on his experience, such as being your own very self instead of impersonating others in Numb, while Crawling indicates how he was using drugs to escape his fear and grievance but in the end, his wounds from his past will not heal.
Linkin Park was our nostalgic childhood hits that we would listen at home after a tiring schedule in highschool, and was a definite choice of music to hit the motivation button and be rejuvenated while doing our homework or workouts. To lose the frontman of Linkin Park is such a tremendous lost for hardcore fans out there since his amazing vocals in music has accompanied us through our teenage years. It comes as a no surprise as the amazing hard screaming vocalist has been through an infinite number of hardships but for now let us mourn the lost of an extraordinary talented artist that has contributed so much remembrance during our younger days. RIP and farewell, brother Chester, you will always be in our hearts.