Chester Bennington Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide

Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington Suicide was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM by Hanging himself in his home

The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male. Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.

The Linkin Park frontman opened up about how he battled alcoholism after the end of his nine-year union in 2005. Chester Bennington had revealed that he considered taking his own life following the breakdown of his first marriage.

Chester Bennington was close with Chris Cornell while they toured in 2007 and 2008, Chester Bennington, would join Cornell for a version of Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike,” and Cornell would join Linkin Park for their hit “Crawling.” Cornell and Bennington were friends offstage as well.

Here, Bennington remembers Cornell, who passed died by suicide eaelier this year.

Dear Chris,

I dreamt about the Beatles last night. I woke up with Rocky Raccoon playing in my head and a concerned look on my wife’s face. She told me my friend has just passed away. Thoughts of you flooded my mind and I wept. I’m still weeping, with sadness, as well as gratitude for having shared some very special moments with you and your beautiful family. 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 up into one. I suppose that’s what we all are. You helped me understand that. I just watched a video of you singing ‘ A day in the life ‘ by the Beatles and thought of my dream. I’d like to think you were saying goodbye in your own way. I can’t imagine a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life. I send my love to your wife and children, friends and family. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life.

R.I.P.

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