Chester Bennington Biography


Chester Bennington

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Birth Name: Chester Bennington
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   41 Years
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Chester Bennington was one of the renowned musicians in the world. He was a talented singer and songwriter from United States and was popular for being the lead vocalist of rock bands Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise. He had also established himself as an actor. Five feet and ten inches tall, Chester Bennington was born as Chester Charles Bennington on 20 March 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. He was born and raised in a middle class family. However, this singing legend is now no more among us as he recently died by committing suicide on 20 July 2017. He was of American nationality and white ethnicity.

In the mid 1990s, Chester had romantic love affairs with Elka Brand. As a loving boyfriend and girlfriend they welcomed their only child togehter named Jaime Bennington and they were not married. This love life lasted for short period of time and they called of their relationship.

On 31st of October 1996, Chester got married for the first time in his life with Samantha Bennington. Samantha Bennington is a sexy lady. As a loving husband and wife, they welcomed their only child together named Draven Sebastian Bennington in 2002. Unfortunately, they got divorced on 2nd of May 2005.

Few months later, Chester was found having romantic affairs with Talinda Ann Bentley. Talinda Ann Bentley is a former Playboy model. They got married on 31st of December 2005. They had already welcomed three children together. His nationality was American and he has English Ethnicity.

Unfortunately, the singing legend died, commiting sucide. Click the link to know the reason why he commited suicide. Chester Bennington wrote an emotional letter to Chris Cornell before he commited suicide. Chris Cornell was his inspiration.

Chester was inspired in music at a young age. Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots are his inspiration. When he was just eleven years old, his parents called off this married life and he began living with his father. Later on he became addicted to drugs and alcohol. He began using heavy dose of marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine and so on since his young age.

Before he began his musical career, he worked at a Burger King. In the early 1990s, he sang with Sean Dowdell and His Friends?. In 1993, this band released several tracks. At the early 1990s, he and Sean Dowdell formed their own band named Grey Daze. Their debut album Demo was released in 1993.

In 1994, they released their second album under the name Wake Me. Their third album ...no sun today was released in 1997. After releasing their third album, he left his band. In the late 1990s, he had frustrating life as a musician but Jeff Blue, the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music offered him an audition to be the future member of Linkin Park.

After the successful audition, he joined an American rock band Linkin Park in 1999. Tough initially Linkin Park faced several rejections, they were finally offered the recording deal by the Warner Bros. Records and they began recording their debut album in the early 2000. Their debut album Hybrid Theory was finally released on 24th of October 2000. Their second album Meteora was released on 25th of March 2003. His net worth was $25 Million with a massive salary.

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Born in Phoenix, Arizona, United States

1976 20th of March

Five feet and ten inches tall, Chester Bennington was born as Chester Charles Bennington in the early 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. He was born and raised in a middle class family. His nationality is American and he has English Ethnicity.

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His parents got divorced

1987

When he was just eleven years old, his parents called off this married life and he began living with his father. Later on he became addicted to drugs and alcohol. He began using heavy dose of marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine and so on since his young age.

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Grey Daze's debut album Demo

1993

At the early 1990s, he and Sean Dowdell formed their own band named Grey Daze. Their debut album Demo was released in 1993. In 1994, they released their second album under the name Wake Me. Their third album ...no sun today was released in 1997.

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First child, Jaime Bennington

1996 12th of May

In the mid 1990s, Chester had romantic love affairs with Elka Brand. As a loving partner, they welcomed their only child togehter named Jaime Bennington. This love life lasted for short period of time and they called of this love life.

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Married to Samantha Marie Olit

1996 31th of October

On 31st of October 1996, Chester got married for the first time in his life with Samantha Bennington. Samantha Bennington is a sexy lady. As a loving husband and wife, they welcomed their only child together named Draven Sebastian Bennington in 2002. They got divorced on 2nd of May 2005.

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Left Grey Daze

1998

After releasing their third album, he left his band. In the late 1990s, he had frustrating life as a musician but Jeff Blue, the vice president of A&R at Zomba Music offered him an audition to be the future member of Linkin Park. 

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Joined an American rock band Linkin Park

1999

After the successful audition, he joined an American rock band Linkin Park in 1999. Mike Shinoda was the other vocalist of the band. Together they have several positive impacts for the band they failed to find a record deal in the late 1990s. 

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Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory

2000 24th of October

Tough initially Linkin Park faced several rejections, they were finally offered the recording deal by the Warner Bros. Records and they began recording their debut album in the early 2000. Their debut album Hybrid Theory was finally released on 24th of October 2000.

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Linkin Park's first musical tour, Hybrid Theory World Tour

2001 8th of January

With the success of their debut album Hybrid Theory, they began their first world tour in the early 2001. They began their world four under the name Hybrid Theory World Tour on 8th of June 2001 and this tour ended on 24th of September 2001. 

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Second child, Draven Sebastian Bennington

2002 19th of April

He became father for the second time in his life in the early 2002. He and his ex wife Samantha Bennington welcomed their first child together on 19th of April and that time it was a son and they named him Draven Sebastian Bennington. 

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Married to Talinda Ann Bentley

2005 31th of December

Few months later after he divorced with his first wife, Chester was found having romantic affairs with Talinda Ann Bentley. Talinda Ann Bentley is a former Playboy model. They got married on 31st of December 2005. They have already welcomed three children together.

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Third child, Tyler Lee Bennington

2006 16th of March

He became father for the third time in his life in the early 2006. He and his wife Talinda Ann Bentley welcomed their first child together on 16th of March and that time it was a son and they named him Tyler Lee Bennington. 

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Began his acting career

2006

Besides being known as a talented singer and songwriter, he has also established himself as an actor. In 2006, he played the role of Pharmacy Stoner in an American action black comedy film Crank. Three years later, he appeared in Crank: High Voltage.

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Linkin Park's 3rd album, Minutes to Midnight

2007 14th of May

Their second album Meteora was released on 25th of March 2003.  From the early 2006, they began recording their 4th album under the title Minutes to Midnight and this was finally released on 14th of May 2007. 

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Chester Bennington Died by Committing Suicide

2017 20th of July

Unfortunately, the singing ledgend, Chester Bennington died on 20 July 2017 by committing suicide. He wrote an emotional letter to Chris Cornell before he died.

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