Any discussion about the American music world is incomplete without mentioning the name of Chester Bennington. His full name is Chester Charles Bennington. This multi faceted personality, besides being a singer of acclaim, is also a well known songwriter, musician, and actor. Bennington is the lead vocalist of many popular bands in U.S.A which includes Linkin Park, Grey Daze, Dead by Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilot during the time between 2013 to 2015. His association with Grammy-winning hybrid rock group Linkin Park is very notable and remembered by all.
Chester Bennington Early Life And Career Details
Mr Bennington was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 20, 1976. Both his parents were earning members of the family, his mother being a nurse and his father worked as a police detective. Bennington had a very troubled childhood. He was often bullied during his childhood for his physical appearance. At a later stage of his life Bennington had disclosed that he was sexually abused when he was a child. His parents also did not have the best of relationships. When Bennington was 11 his parents decided to part their ways. Post divorce, his farther gained custody of him. Bennington took to alcohol and drugs to get respite from his emotional trauma. He took refuge to poetry, art, and music which were essentially influenced by Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots. Music had a deep influence on him since the early days of his childhood. However, at the age of 17, Bennington started living with his mother. During this time he was also once barred from leaving his home after his mother discovered that he took drugs. Despite all odds during his childhood, Bennington was resolute on becoming a rock start and with this aim in mind he started singing as a lead singer in the band Grey Daze. Another interesting fact about his early life is that this iconic American musician, before embarking on his famous musical career, had worked at the Burger King.
When Mr Bennington moved to Los Angeles to give audition for a new music band called Xero, he was accepted and after some time this band changed its name to Linkin Park. Bennington, along with his band mates, faced several reversals initially, but later on it was successful in gaining a healthy fan base locally. Success now seemed to be inevitable for them and in 2000 Warner Bros. signed with this band after which they released their first album Hybrid Theory. This album was a massive hit and later on turned out to one of the biggest selling music albums of all time. Slowly Linkin Park rose to fame and earned the reputation of becoming one of the most successful bands of all time. Apart from his tie up with Linkin Park Mr Bennington was also involved in a multiple of things. Bennington said that he was greatly influenced by the famous American singer Madonna and in fact he credits her influence as one of the primary factors of him coming to the world of music. Some of Bennington’s top hit singles include What’s In the Eye?’, ‘Sickness’, ‘Sometimes’. He also acted in a couple if films. His first appearance on screen was in Crank in 2006. Saw 3D (2010), Artifact (2012) are some of his notable appearances in the silver screen. Besides this, Bennington also loved tattoos. He in fact had AD promotions for a tattoo parlor in Tempe, Arizona.
Chester Bennington Marriage Details And Children
Mr Bennington had a relationship with a lady called Elka Brand and with her he had a son called Jamie. In the year 2006 he adopted a son whom he named Isaiah. Samantha Marie Olit was Mr Bennigton’s first wife whom he married on October 31, 1996. The couple had one son, Draven Sebastian. The couple divorced in the year 2005. Mr Bennington’s second wife was Talinda Ann Bentley and with her he had three children-Tyler Lee Bennington and Lily and Lila (twins).
Chester Bennington Net Worth
Mr Chester Bennington’s net worth is estimated to be $30 Million.
Chester Bennington Body Measurements
Mr Bennington was a well built and impressive looking man. His height was 5 ft 10 in (1.78m). He however did face a lot health issues during his lifetime.
Chester Bennington Death
Mr Bennigton was found dead at his apartment by his housekeeper in his Palos Verdes Estates, California on July 20, 2017. He committed suicide by hanging himself. The funeral for this American music icon was held at South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, California.