the Life and Music of Chester Bennington

have had him do a double take, says ZZ Tops Billy Gibbons, who toured with Bennington in Kings. Shuck and Dowdell downplay speculation that Cornells death inspired Benningtons. Chester Bennington dead: Linkin Park singer remembered 1/14, the Los Angeles coroner said it appeared the musician had taken his own life. For confidential support on mental health call Samaritans free from any phone, at any time, on 116 123 (UK RoI) or email. He was really an engaging soul.

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Steve Stevens, who plays guitar with Billy Idol, remembers Bennington holding a new puppy while greeting everyone who came backstage at an event last October for Rock to Recovery, an organization for sober musicians. But some of Benningtons friends now feel they overlooked signs that the singers dark side which he called his dark passenger, a reference to the force that motivated the serial-killer protagonist on TVs. Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP 7/14, chester Bennington (right) and keyboardist Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park perform during their opening concert at the volt Festival in Hungary last month. It doesnt have. He was on top of the world, says Sean Dowdell, drummer for Grey Daze and a friend of Benningtons since their teens, who last talked to him two days before his death. It was like a piece of my childhood went away. Benningtons troubles go back to a nightmarish childhood.

I could always count on them. Bennington, a pioneer of the nu-metal genre, was found dead in the same home he'd bought less than two months previous with the county coroner later ruling his death suicide by hanging. Its the angel and the demon, sitting on both shoulders. Around the same time, he told a friend, Rene Mata, We have to stick together, and we have so much to live for. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. He died of suicide by hanging and was found on the morning of July 20th in his Palos Verdes Estates home in Los Angeles County, a week before Linkin Park were to set out on a 29-date North American tour.