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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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JAY-Z Honors Chester Bennington at UK Concert

JAY-Z
Light it Up for Chester Bennington!!!

JAY-Z paid homage to the late Chester Bennington Saturday by performing "Numb" at a UK concert. JAY and Linkin Park have history ... they re-did the band's hit "Numb" back in 2004, so the mogul… READ MORE >

Chester Bennington Funeral Memorabilia Removed from eBay

Chester Bennington
Memorial Items Yanked from eBay

Chester Bennington's inner circle was not about to let someone profit off his funeral ... so they stepped up and helped stop the person trying to sell his memorial items. Sources close to Chester… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Is Getting By After Chester's Death With A Hand From His Wife

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda
Getting By After Chester's Death With A Hand From His Wife

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda is trying to get back to a normal life after his bandmate Chester Bennington's death nearly two weeks ago. Shinoda and his wife, Anna, held hands Wednesday as they… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Chester Bennington's Death Certificate, Suicide by Hanging with a Belt

Chester Bennington
Death Certificate Confirms Hanging with Belt

Chester Bennington's death certificate confirms the details we knew ... that the 41-year-old singer committed suicide with a belt. According to the doc, obtained by TMZ, the Linkin Park singer… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Coldplay Tribute to Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

Coldplay
'Crawling' Tribute To Chester Bennington

Coldplay made it clear with a moving tribute during their concert ... Chester Bennington's death is still weighing heavily on the minds of his comrades in the music biz. Chris Martin and co.… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Chester Bennington Laid to Rest in Private Funeral

Chester Bennington
Music, Memories Shared at Private Funeral

Chester Bennington's family and closest friends gathered for a private funeral near his home in Palos Verdes, CA. A couple hundred people attended the service Saturday afternoon at South Coast… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Linkin Park Endorses Fans' Worldwide Tribute to Chester Bennington

Linkin Park
Endorses Fans' Worldwide Tribute to Chester

Chester Bennington will be celebrated far and wide by Linkin Park fans who want to pay their final respects ... and the band's completely on board. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda tweeted… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Chester Bennington's Wife Releases Heartfelt Tribute

Chester Bennington's Wife
Releases Heartfelt Tribute

Chester Bennington's wife, Talinda, says her family's life went from "fairytale" to "sick Shakespearean tragedy" since her husband's suicide a week ago. Talinda released a statement, saying ...… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Chester Bennington's Family Wants Private Memorial

Chester Bennington
Family Wants Private Memorial

Chester Bennington's family wants to keep his funeral a close family and friends affair. Sources close to the late Linkin Park frontman tell TMZ ... the family wants to keep the memorial… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Chester Bennington Investigation, No Drugs in Home at Time of Suicide

Chester Bennington
Home Was Drug-Free At Time of Suicide

Chester Bennington's death investigation has turned up no obvious signs of drug use ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us investigators found no illegal drugs or prescription drugs… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
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