On Thursday, 20th July, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of famous rock band Linkin Park was found dead in his L.A. County home. Nobody saw this coming! He was a man we all grew up listening to and gave us some of the best hits of the decade. Of course none of us wanted to believe the news of his suicide but it was the truth- Bennington had passed away but left his legacy of music. Here are 10 facts about the Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington that will help you remember the man he was!
#1. Getting into Linkin Park
He got his gig in music in the most traditional manner i.e. via an audition. He got a demo tape for a band called Xero and auditioned for Mike Shinoda. And for Shinoda, Bennington was the only man who could do justice to his melodies.
#2. Burger King
Before working with Linkin Park, Chester Bennington worked at Burger King. In fact, while he was in school, he was often bullied due to his small built.
#3. Two Times Grammy
Out of the six nominations for Grammy, Linkin Park has won twice. The first was for their song called ‘Crawling’ in 2001 and the second time was for the best Rap/ Sung Collaboration for their song ‘Numb/Encore’ along with Jay-Z in 2005.
Chester Bennington has six children and one of them is adopted. He had his first child from an unmarried relationship. He then adopted a child and had another with his first wife. He then had three children with his second wife.