R.I.P. Chester Bennington – 1976-2017

I was very sad to just learn that Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, died after committing suicide today. The rock world has lost another amazing singer. I’m at a loss for words with this coming just after Chris Cornell’s death a few months ago.

Hunger Strike with Chris and Chester singing together

Chester Bennington was close friends with Chris and I do believe he was also a Godfather to one of his children. They had what I believe was a special friendship.

I’ve been listening to Linkin Park since the very beginning and I just can’t believe that Chester’s gone. Here are a few of my favorites below…



Somewhere I belong:


One Step Closer


What I’ve Done


Chester singing “Hallelujah” at Chris Cornell’s Funeral

I don’t know what Chester was going through, but I pray that both he and Chris rest in peace.



Here are some miscellaneous photos of Chester with Linkin Park band members and others. I hope to do a more in depth post later on.

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Do you have any favorite’s to share or comments? Please feel free to leave your thoughts below…

29 thoughts on “R.I.P. Chester Bennington – 1976-2017

    1. Exactly Nel, we used to play guitar hero all the time and What I’ve Done was my favorite to play. Gosh, I just can’t get over it. It is too sad and shocking. My oldest is just beside himself. Thank you for sharing… ❤

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  1. Heartbroken 💔 Both my teenage boys are just devastated. We were just talking about Chris Cornell’s birthday being today and listening to a playlist of his music when my oldest saw this on his phone. None of us know what to say and they are asking me questions about suicide I’m not prepared to answer…😢 Just awfully sad..

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    1. Stephanie, it’s horrible. My oldest feels the same way and I just don’t know what to say. I feel like it’s bringing it all back around again with Chris recently passing. Plus, I feel for some of the younger ones who grew up loving Linkin Park. 😦 Thanks for commenting and sorry it took so long to reply. I needed to chill for a bit. ❤

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  2. What??! No! Oh my God, this is terrible. I loved Linkin Park since I was in middle school, all their albums are in my all-time favorite collection. Numb was my jam in high school. I just can’t believe Chester is gone, my soul is crushed. My condolences to his family and friends, what a terrible loss. 😢 Rest in peace, Chester, we loved you a great deal

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  3. I’m broken hearted, I have such fond memories of being front row at a Linkin Park gig about six years ago it was a wonderful show and to experience it close up with a crowd of thousands behind was so special. Chester had such a stage presence and I’m devastated he felt he needed to take his own life, but having been in that position myself I know the desperation that takes you there and I just feel for his family and children who have to live with the questions and uncertainty that come with suicide now.

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    1. Claire, me too. How awesome that you saw them 6 years ago! I never saw them in concert, but have friends who went all the time. This is devastating. I pray for his kids and family as well. I listened to him sing at Chris Cornell’s funeral recently and it was amazing. Because it was private, it’s hard to hear, but it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Claire. I appreciate it. ❤


  4. delphinethebabbler

    Listening to Linkin Park brings me back to my high school days. I’m absolutely heartbroken over this.
    ‘In the End’ and ‘Numb’ has always been my personal favorite.
    Thank you for sharing Michenko ❤

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  5. bocks13

    How could LP, known to be formulaic, be so powerfully proverbial? Chester Bennington. His verbal anguish helped me and countless others vicariously and literally shed our anger. RIP and love. Let his method not be an option to so many in pain. Like you showed last week, we should tell our friends and family how much we love them. Now. Not when it’s too late.

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    1. I know what you mean, Dave. His lyrics were so powerful. I truly feel as a person who’s fought depression and anxiety, that it’s easy to feel like there’s no way out. I know he struggled before, but not sure about now. The fact that today is Chris’s birthday makes me think he had him on his mind. This hurts bad. I agree that we have to let our friends and family know we love them today…Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs 💗


  6. Karl R, Patureau

    I just spent virtually twenty four hours sleeping to wake up to this. Seems all my adolescent days soundtrack makers are dying off. On an entirely different note, I do enjoy your blog Mischenko.

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    1. Karl, I’m so sorry. I was thinking before Chris died over the last winter how most of my favorites had died. When Chris died, it was such a shock, and now Chester. It’s just unbelievable. Thanks for commenting and for visiting the blog. I appreciate it so much. ❤


    1. Me too. 💗 Hugs. I thought after all he’d been through, he was doing quite well. I think Chris dying just threw him over. I just can’t imagine how he felt about Chris, I’m still not over it myself and I never even knew Chris on a personal level. The truth is that we never know what people are going through… Thanks for sharing. ❤


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