This is my favorite!!!
We never know when death will take us or how to overcome it, we just know that we’ll get through it at the end of the day.
A little something about then and him
Chester Charles Bennington was born on March 20, 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona. His mother was a nurse, while his father was a police detective who worked with child sex abuse cases and took double shifts. Bennington took interest in music at a young age, citing bands Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots as his early inspirations, and dreamed of becoming a member of Stone Temple Pilots, which he later achieved.
Bennington’s parents divorced when he was 11 years old, and his father gained custody of him. After the divorce, Bennington started abusing marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD.
At the age of 17, Bennington moved in with his mother, and was banned from leaving the house when his mother discovered his drug activity. He worked at a Burger King before starting his career as a professional musician. He was physically bullied in high school. In an interview, he said, “I was knocked around like a rag doll at school, for being skinny and looking different.”
Eventually, Bennington was able to overcome his drug addiction, and would go on to denounce drug use in future interviews. During one Linkin Park tour, he started drinking heavily. In 2011, he said he had quit, noting, “I just don’t want to be that person anymore.”
In an interview, Bennington revealed that he had suffered sexual abuse from an older male friend when he was seven years old. He was afraid to ask for help because he did not want people to think he was gay or lying, and the abuse continued until the age of 13. The abuse and situation at home affected him so much that he felt the urge to kill people and run away. To comfort himself, he drew pictures and wrote poetry and songs. He later revealed the abuser’s identity to his father, but chose not to continue the case after he realized the abuser was a victim himself.
The singer had been close friends with singer Chris Cornell, who killed himself earlier this year; Thursday would have marked his 53rd birthday. Bennington performed at his funeral and honored him via a post on social media after his death, saying that he “can’t imagine a world” without him in it. Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, tweeted yesterday: “Just when I thought my heart couldn’t break any more…..I love you.”
Hence the 41-year-old died on Thursday 20th July 2017 by suspected suicide and he leaves 6 children, a wife and ex wife.
Sometimes we need not understand the hows and the whys but just take things as they are. May your sour rest in perfect peace…