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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 Photo Exhibit Draws Huge Crowds on His Birthday

Chester Bennington
Photo Exhibit Draws Huge Crowds ... On His Birthday

Chester Bennington can still attract a massive amount of people in the wake of his death -- just take a look at how many heads showed up to a pop-up gallery on his birthday. Professional concert… READ MORE >

Chester Bennington's Wife Asking For More Time to Submit Inventory For His Estate

Chester Bennington
Wife Wants More Time ... To Finalize Estate

Chester Bennington's wife wants another year to get the late singer's estate in order, because she says she's still negotiating child support payments and copyright claims with his ex-wife ...… READ MORE >

- 168 days ago
Were the Celebrity Deaths of 2017 More Shocking Than Last Year's?

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Were 2017 Deaths ... More Shocking Than Last Year's?

A bunch of celebs died over the course of this year -- and as tragic as they were, we gotta ask ... do their deaths top 2016 in shock value? Stars as big as Hugh Hefner, Tom Petty and Bill Paxton… READ MORE >

- 508 days ago
Chester Bennington's Ex-Wife Wants a Ton of Money from His Estate

Chester Bennington
Ex-Wife Wants a Ton of Money From His Estate

Chester Bennington's ex-wife has some unfinished business with him even though he died earlier this year, so she's filed a claim with his estate for money. Samantha Olit, who was married to the… READ MORE >

- 514 days ago
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 >

- 530 days ago
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 >

- 531 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 >

- 569 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 >

- 571 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 >

- 573 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 >

- 578 days ago
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