The music industry hasn’t even recovered yet from the death of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, another great one has been taken away from us. Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington was found lifeless Thursday morning, which coincidentally was also Chris’ birthday, in his home at Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles. The singer was said to have committed suicide.
The talented singer was known for his screams and vocal grit. He battled drug and alcohol addiction, which he claimed to be sober from since 2011. Linkin Park just released their seventh studio album One More Light and was already gearing up for a world tour to promote it. Chester was one of Chris’ closest friends and also the godfather of his son Christopher. He performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at Chris’ funeral two months ago. Watch the video below of both Chris and Chester singing Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike.” Chester was 41. – THE D