Chester Bennington

  • Birth Name: Chester Charles Bennington
  • Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Died: July 20, 2017
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Frequently discussed how several traumatic childhood events, including his parents' divorce when he was 11 years old, led to his cocaine and methamphetamine use as a teenager.
  • Fronted the rock band Grey Daze in the late 1990s but eventually quit over creative differences.
  • Soon after departing Grey Daze, joined the rap-metal group Hybrid Theory; he suggested they change their name to Linkin Park.
  • Linkin Park made its full-length debut in 2000 with the hit Hybrid Theory, which was followed by the multiplatinum Meteora (2003) and Minutes to Midnight (2007).
  • Formed a side band in the mid-'00s called Dead by Sunrise with Orgy members Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck
  • Made his big-screen debut with a cameo in the 2006 action movie Crank.

Awards

  • 2001, Grammy — Best Hard Rock Performance: Winner

Relationships

  • Lilly — Daughter
  • Isaiah — Son
  • Jaime — Son
  • Samantha Bennington — Ex-wife
  • Draven Sebastian Bennington — Son
  • Lila — Daughter
  • Tyler Lee Bennington — Son
  • Talinda Bennington — Wife

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