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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Repost: Chester Bennington: Linkin Park Vocalist 'Took His Own Life'

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, LA County Coroner says.

The coroner said Bennington apparently hanged himself. His body was found at a private home in the county at 09:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Thursday.

Bennington was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May.

Formed in 1996, Linkin Park have sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.

The band had a string of hits including Faint, In The End and Crawling, and collaborated with the rapper Jay-Z.

Band member Mike Shinoda confirmed the news of Bennington's death
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The album Meteora topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2003 and is regarded as one of the biggest indie rock records of all time.

The band had been due to begin a tour next week.

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For a generation growing up in the early 2000s, it would have been hard not to find someone who didn't own a copy of the band's debut album Hybrid Theory.

It's sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and remains one of the biggest selling albums released since the start of the millennium.

Linkin Park's successful trick was to fuse elements of metal and rock with rap and hip-hop to shape the nu-metal genre on songs such as Crawling, In The End and Numb.

Arguably their biggest asset was Chester's powerhouse voice. He had a huge, raspy vocal which suited their stadium-filling, singalong anthems.

Whilst his vocal persona could be described as angry and harsh, in person he was warm, articulate and funny.

The band's most recent album, One More Light, saw a different direction as they worked with prolific pop songwriters Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter - and collaborated with UK grime artist Stormzy.

He leaves a wife, and six children from two marriages.

The singer is said to have struggled for years with alcohol and drug abuse, and has talked in the past about contemplating suicide as a result of being a victim of abuse as a child.

Bennington wrote an open letter to Chris Cornell on the latter's death, saying: "You have inspired me in ways you could never have known... I can't imagine a world without you in it."

Cornell would have celebrated his 53rd birthday on Thursday. He hanged himself after a concert in Detroit on 17 May.

Band member Mike Shinoda confirmed the news of Bennington's death on Twitter: "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."

Tributes to Bennington flooded in soon after news of his death.

The band Imagine Dragons tweeted: "no words, so heartbroken. RIP Chester Bennington."

Grime artist Stormzy, who collaborated with Linkin Park earlier this year, tweeted: "Bruv I can't lie I'm so upset serious."

58 comments:

  1. One of my favorite bands since HS. Yung latest album nila, parang cry for help na din talaga ni Chester yung mga songs nila.

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    1. I was really hoping na after ng concert nila sa Japan this November e babalik sila dito so I can watch them one more time yet this happen. Almost everyday kasama ang LP sa songs na pineplay ko for my child. Yung latest album nila will make sense dahil sa nangyaring to. Sobrang lungkot. Dami kong iniyak kanina dahil dito but please don't judge. Sobrang fan ako and mahal ko sila. RIP Chester. You and Mike are my forever favorite ๐Ÿ’”

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  2. In the end, it doesn't even matter..

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    1. Bigla ako nagka goosebumps sa lyrics na to.

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    2. Awww.. sad life.. i love chris cornel and linkin park too. My HS listening pleasure.

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  3. Dati talaga LP is one the band i used to admire and listen to a lot nung meron pang nu107. RIPChester, sad to see u follow ur friend Cris Cornell.

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    1. Inspiration nya si Chris.. the day Chester took his life is bday ni Chris

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    2. Scott Weiland ng Stone Temple Pilots inspiration din ni Chester. RIP to three of them: Scott, Chester and Chris.

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  4. Ang banda nila ang dahilan kung bakit kahit paano naka survive ako sa mga dark times ko noong highschool ako. Ang sakit :(

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  5. This is a very sad news. I'm stunnes. I'm not a fan of Linkin Park but I love Hybrid Theory. Very much!

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  6. RIP Chester. You were the voice of my generation. Looking forward pa naman ako sa LINKIN PARK x ONE OK ROCK collab.

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    1. i am guessing you're 30ish? i am turning 33 this year.

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    2. I'm only 25 and my sister is turning 24 pero he'a the voice of our generation too

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    3. Me too! Looking forward din ako sa collab nila with One OK Rock.

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    4. I am 35.. I love the 80's, 90's and early 2k music.

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  7. Ang dami ng naddeds just because of substance abuse. This is very alarming

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    1. He didn't die of drug overdose. He did drugs to deal with severe depression, which ultimately is probably why he killed himself

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    2. FYI he hanged himself

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    3. maybe 4:53 meant na because of substance abuse, lalo na messed up yung pag-iisip nya that leads to killing himself...

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    4. 4:53 and 4:33, you don't understand depression at all. People with mental health issues take drugs so they can cope. Pag Hindi sila nakadrugs, dun bumabalik yung depression, suicidal ideation, etc. Drugs didn't lead to suicide.

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    5. Substantial abuse ang sabi hindi overdose. Magbasa kc at intindihin ang binasa hind react ng react agad.

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    6. 12:21 using illegal drugs is just a temporary escape but overtime it makes the chemical imbalance in your brain much worst.... once it does, it's either you hurt someone or hurt yourself.....

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  8. RIP Chester Bennington :(

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  9. Super nasaktan ako nung nalaman ko to. Super sakit. Pangarap ko mapanuod sila ng live. Ang sakit sakit

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  10. Aww same hr.. nsa bucket list ko din sna mkapunta sa concert nil.. sobrang nakakalungkot.. Rest in peace chester kahit d moko kilala

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  11. Fortunate to have been present in their 2 Manila concerts. RIP Chester. May you now find peace and true happiness.

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    1. Ako iisa lang. Yung sa CCP Open Grounds, highschool pa ako nun! Kaya naman hindi ako nakapanood ng pangalawang concert nila kasi sabi ng prof ko sa law school e may exam daw sa araw na yun. Yun pala ni-move ang exam! Grr. Hate that prof!

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  12. 41 lng pala sya kala ko nasa 50+ na

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  13. You think rich and famous person doesn't have a problem sila pala ung mas maraming heartaches and burdens s buhay.Sad!

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    1. I agree with you

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    2. Totoo yan. Pero may mga tao rin talagang depressed for no particular reason.

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    3. Depression is a mental illness. It does not choose who you are, where you're from or how much money you've got.

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    4. grabeh talaga ang depression sa ibang bansa, meron din dito sa Pinas pero mas malala I think sa ibang bansa..Siguro may nakatrigger ng mga bad memories nya kaya nagdecide syang magsuicide..RIP Chester..

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    5. 2:52 Akala mo lang hindi malaking problema ang mental health issue sa Pinas. May stigma kasi ang pagseek ng tulong. Saka sa atin, pag may problema ang tao, drugs agad ang sinisisi. Lagi na lang "Nagda-drugs siguro yan" hindi "may depression siguro yan."

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  14. Hi gosh, i used to enjoy the music of lp. Rip.

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  15. So sad right now :( one of my greatest dream was to attend to one of their concerts pero ngayon impossible na talagang mangyari yun :(
    RIP Chester. Thanks for the wonderful music ๐Ÿ˜ข You just don't know how much your songs have helped me get through the darkest days of my HS life.

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  16. Songs are usually a reflection of the life of the artists who write and/or sing them. LP's songs are heavy and dark. Hope people would be more aware of signs of mental health issues and substance abuse. It already claimed a lot of lives. RIP Chester Bennington.

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  17. hala and i just watched their new MV last night on YT a lot of people were flooding the comment section about how they hated the new LP, and then this news comes ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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  18. Ito 'yong Banda na kahit mostly maiingay/medyo dark ang mga tema ng songs nila eh nagustuhan ko pa din. Naalala ko pa noon (00's) mga kanta nila ang laging pinapakinggan ng kuya ko kaya napapakanta tuloy at napapa-research sa lyrics, hehehe. After so many years napa-binge listening/watching tuloy ako sa mga kanta ng Linkin Park..ang nostalgic lang, huhuhu.

    - In the End
    - Numb
    - Faint
    - Crawling
    - One Step Closer
    - Poins of Authority
    - Somewhere I Belong
    - Papercut


    Thanks Chester for these songs, and may you rest in peace.

    -Female fan na medyo emo ngayon:(

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  19. I was into bands during my high school days especially the 1998 to early 2000s kung saan namayagpag ang magagaling na banda na may magagandang kanta. RIP Chester, the one who sang his heart and mind out.

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  20. When my time comes
    Forget the wrong that I've done
    Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed
    And don't resent me
    And when you're feeling empty
    Keep me in your memory
    Leave out all the rest...

    Rest In Peace Chester.

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    1. I'm holding on
      Why is everything so heavy?
      Holding on
      So much more than I can carry
      I keep dragging around what's bringing me down
      If I just let go, I'd be set free
      Holding on
      Why is everything so heavy?

      - Chester Bennington & Kiiara

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    2. [Chester:]
      Waiting for the end to come
      Wishing I had strength to stand
      This is not what I had planned
      It's out of my control
      Flying at the speed of light
      Thoughts were spinning in my head
      So many things were left unsaid
      It's hard to let you go

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    3. If they say
      Who cares if one more light goes out?
      In the sky of a million stars
      It flickers, flickers
      Who cares when someone's time runs out?
      If a moment is all we are
      Or quicker, quicker
      Who cares if one more light goes out?
      Well I do

      -One More Light (LP)

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    4. this lyric thread is making me so sad ๐Ÿ˜ข RIP Chester Bennington. you were part of my world at some point. thank you for the music ๐Ÿ˜ข

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  21. Crush na crush ko si Chester Bennington noong nasa high school at college ako. Yung songs din nila ang madalas na pakinggan ko noon lalo na kapag sobrang stress or nagagalit ako sa father ko dahil sa pagiging strict niya. One Step Closer & Somewhere I Belong ang madalas na pinapakinggan ko noon. Siguro madami sa mga ka-edad ko or millennials ay naging LSS din ang isa or ilan sa songs ng band niya. Thank you and may your soul rest in peace, Chester Bennington.

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    1. @10:53 when i read your comment,akala ko ako nag comment๐Ÿ˜ณ parehong pareho kase tayo ng sitwasyon nong panahong yan..RIP Chester๐Ÿ’”

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    2. Me too! Crush na crush ko si Chester at love ko ang LP to the point na binubully ako kasi masyado daw ako obsessed sa Linkin Park nung highschool ako.

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  22. kelan ba namatay?? 17 of MAY???

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  23. another one bites the dust :(

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  24. Thank you for the music.

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  25. sayang... nagwagwapuhan pa nman ako sa kanya.haay.RIP Chester.. nung college days ko may gosh memorize ko talaga mga songs nila..huhu..Linkin Park will never be the same again :'(

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  26. First Rock band that i Admire the most kaya nakahiligan ko yung rap/rock dahil sa kanila. RIP ches.

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  27. almost all rock stars died this way .... outlet nila ang mga songs nila .. prang all this time they r trying to run away from darkness pero it catches up on them pa din.

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  28. A lot of people can relate to LP's songs because Chester gave life to those lyrics... yung tipong ramdam mo hanggang bones ang gustong ipahiwatig nung mga kanta nila.
    He will continue to live on my playlist. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

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  29. was binge-watching his videos on youtube weeks ago because i missed their music. this is just sad.

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