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Chester Bennington

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Chester Charles Bennington was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Susan Elaine (Johnson), a nurse, and Lee Russell Bennington, a police detective. His parents divorced when he was 11 years old. He has two half sisters and a half brother. He attended Centennial High School at the beginning of his freshman year. Then he went to Greenway High School where he started his first band, Grey Daze. He graduated from Washington High School in 1994.

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Chester Bennington Hog-Tied in Drowning Attempt, Redacted in Autopsy Report

Chester Bennington
Hog-Tied Drowning Attempt ... Coroner Redacted Info in Autopsy Report

Chester Bennington got extremely drunk, hog-tied himself and threw himself into his swimming pool in a suicide attempt 9 months before he hanged himself -- something the L.A. County Coroner… READ MORE >

Chester Bennington Autopsy Report Released

Chester Bennington
Autopsy Report Released

Chester Bennington's autopsy shows he had a trace amount of alcohol in his system when he hanged himself ... TMZ has learned. According to the autopsy and toxicology results, obtained by TMZ, the… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Chester Bennington Tribute at Hollywood Bowl with Linkin Park

Linkin Park
Chester Bennington Tribute ... With Linkin Park

Chester Bennington was remembered in a big, emotional way Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl. Linkin Park performed for the first time since July, when Chester committed suicide. Mike Shinoda… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Chester Bennington's Dad Can't Make it to Tribute Concert

Chester Bennington
Dad Has to Bow Out of Tribute Concert ... Doctor's Orders

Chester Bennington's father is in a tough spot -- he won't be able to attend the big Hollywood Bowl tribute to his son due to a severe, and horribly timed, illness. Family sources tell us Lee… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Chester Bennington's Will Leaves Entire Estate to Family

Chester Bennington
Will Leaves Entire Estate to Family

Chester Bennington kept his money close to home ... because his will leaves most of his assets to a trust for the benefit of his wife and kids. According to the will, which was filed in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Chester Bennington Left Money to Make Sure 6 Kids Stay Close

Chester Bennington
I Want My Kids to Stay Close ... Left $$$ to Make Sure of It

Chester Bennington was all about his modern family -- 6 children from 3 relationships -- and made provisions in his will to make sure they remained tight after he was gone. According to Chester's… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Chester Bennington's Carpool Karaoke Episode Airs

Chester Bennington
Carpool Karaoke Episode Airs With Family's Blessing

Chester Bennington was in good spirits, and singing his heart out less than a week before his death ... as seen in the Linkin Park Carpool Karaoke episode that just aired. James Corden and the… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Tom Petty Honored by Warner Bros. Records

Tom Petty
Honored by Warner Bros. Records

Tom Petty is gracing a building that was his musical home for many years. The folks at Warner Bros. Records just rolled out a larger than life mural of the singer, who passed Monday night. Tom… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Chester Bennington's Widow Posts Video of Him  in Great Mood with Family 36 Hours Before Suicide

Chester Bennington
Widow Posts Vid of Him with Fam ... Great Mood 36 Hours Before Suicide

Chester Bennington appeared happy and engaged with his own family less than 2 days before his hanging suicide ... based on a video his widow shared. Talinda Bennington posted a video of Chester… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Steve Aoki's Tribute For Chester Bennington Is Therapy

Steve Aoki
My Tribute To Chester Bennington Is Therapy

Steve Aoki is still coping with the tragic loss of his pal and Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington, and he's doing it through music. Aoki just released "Darker Than The Light That… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
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