Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Found Dead At Age 41
Chester Bennington was a writer, vocalist and eventual guitarist for band Linkin Park during their five consecutive #1 albums. Today (July 20), Bennington has been confirmed dead. The 41-year-old Phoenix, Arizona native was found hanging in his California home after an apparent suicide.
For the Hip-Hop community, Bennington is remembered for his work alongside JAY-Z in 2004’s Collision Course album with Linkin Park. That LP, released during Jay’s hiatus, featured Top 20 single, blending L.P.’s “Numb” with Hov’s “Encore.”
Outside of Collision Course, Chester personally appeared alongside Lord Finesse, Rahzel, DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ QBert, Grand Wizard Theodore, and band-mate Mike Shinoda on Handsome Boy Modeling School’s “Rock N’ Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) (Part 2) / Knockers.” He also collaborated with Young Buck, House Of Pain’s DJ Lethal, and DJ Z-Trip.
Linkin Park, while being a Rock act, frequently collaborated with Hip-Hop artists, especially in the underground. The band helped bring artists such as Zion I’s Amp Live, Kutmasta Kurt, and the late Roc Raida to the top of the charts. In May, L.P. released their seventh album, One More Light on Warner Bros./Medicine Shop Records. The #1 album featured Pusha T.
Ambrosia For Heads extends condolences to Linkin Park, and the family, friends, and fans of Chester.