Friday, July 21, 2017

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington Dies Age 41

News broke early morning here in Australia that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died from an apparent suicide. What was initially thought to have been another internet 'hoax death' for a number of hours was then confirmed by Linkin Park band mate Mike Shinoda.

LA County firefighters received a call about 9 a.m. regarding a cardiac arrest in the 2800 block of Via Victoria in Palos Verdes Estates, said Joey Napoli, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The report indicated the male victim had hanged himself, he said. Firefighters arrived and cleared the scene by 9:29 a.m., Napoli said.

Bennington's death comes only 2 months after losing close friend Chris Cornell, his death occurring on what would of been Cornell's 53rd birthday. Cornell's widow Vicky also taking to social media


Whilst many media outlets are attempting to imply that some recent songs were a red flag to his state of mind, for me it's just another example that no matter how good you think someone has it as a 'celebrity' or 'star', their own internal monologue and feelings may not be that transparent.

An outpouring of fan disbelief and sorrow has filled social media. Bennington's death comes a week before the band were due to kick off the US leg of their tour on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. It also came the same day as the release of Linkin Park's music video Talking to Myself.




He is survived by his second wife Talinda and his six children, our thoughts are with them.
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