Chester Charles Bennington was born on March 20, 1976 and died on July 20, 2017.
He was an American singer and songwriter.
He was best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park.
Chester Bennington was also the lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.
He iniatially gained prominence as a vocalist following the release of Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which became a commercial success.
That album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums to ever hit that many sales.
The group following studio albums, Meteora (2003), Minutes to Midnight (2007), A Thousand Suns (2010), Living Things (2012), The Hunting Party (2014), and One More Light (2017) continued the band’s success.
He formed his own band, Dead by Sunrise, as a side project in 2005.
Linkin park’s debut album, Out of Ashes, was released on October 13, 2009.
Chester Bennington worked on new material with Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 to release the EP High Rise on October 8, 2013 via their own record label, Play Pen.
He has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader (No. 46).
He died due to a suspected suicide by hanging at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California.
Chester Bennington passed away at 41 years old.