Interesting Biography Facts
Chester Charles Bennington
singer, songwriter, actor
March 20, 1976
July 20, 2017 (41 years)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Washington High School
Chester Bennington family members
Brian Bennington (paternal half-brother), Rene Brugman (paternal half-sister), Tobi Knehr (maternal half-sister)
Is Chester Bennington a gay/bisexual?
What is Chester Bennington marital status?
Who is Chester Bennington wife?
Talinda Bently-Bennington (till his death)
When did get married?
December 31, 2005
How many children does he have?
6 (sons Jaime Bennington, Draven Sebastian Bennington, Isaiah Bennington, Tyler Lee Bennington; daughters Lila Rose and Lily Grace Bennington)
Chester Bennington relatives
Chester Bennington wife
Talinda Ann Bennington-Bentley (wife)
Date of birth: September 18, 1976
Samantha Marie Olit (ex-wife)
Date of birth: December 1, 1971
Chester Bennington kids
Jaime Bennington (son with Elka Brand)
Date of birth: May 12, 1996
Isaiah Bennington (son of Elka Brand; adopted)
Date of birth: November 8, 1997
Draven Bennington (son with Samantha Olit)
Date of birth: April 19, 2002
Tyler Bennington (son with Talinda Bennington)
Date of birth: March 16, 2006
Lila and Lily Bennington (twins; daughters with Talinda Bennington)
Date of birth: November 11, 2011
Who are Chester Bennington parents?
Susan Eubanks (nee Johnson) – mother
Date of birth: September 14, 1954
Lee Bennington (father)
Date of birth: December 9, 1941
Chester Bennington siblings
Brian Bennington (paternal older half-brother)
Date of birth: June 6, 1965
Rene Brugman-Bennington (paternal older half-sister)
Date of birth: January 5, 1968
Tobi Rupe-Knehr (maternal older half-sister)
Date of birth: December 25, 1971
He is known by his angelic voice and meaningful songs, which helped millions of people win their life battles. But he lost his own fight – with drugs and inner fears. In spite of his sudden departure in July, 2017 Chester till now remains an idol for a big army of his fans.
The future vocalist of cult rock bands “Linkin Park” and “Dead by Sunrise” spent his early years in Phoenix, AZ. He is the only common son of a nurse Susan Eubanks and her then-husband Lee Bennington, a police detective. He is the youngest kid in the family and has three older half-siblings from both, maternal and paternal sides.
When the boy turned 11, his world broke up, because his mother and father divorced. Susan lost the custody battle, and Chester stayed in the home of his father. Misunderstanding between him and his dad led to the disorder in teen’s soul. He began to take drugs and write music. In 1994 he graduated from Washington High School in order to start career of a musician.
He was a vocalist of the band “Grey Daze” in 1993-1997. The band released two studio albums and gained some popularity, but that was not enough for Chester. He left the group and then became the member of another one – “Hybrid Theory”, which later was renamed to “Linkin Park”. At first Bennington wanted to name it “Lincoln Park” as the sight of interest in Santa Monica, where he liked to spend time, but then discovered that domain with such a name had already been taken, so he renamed his group into “Linkin Park”.
The band signed the deal with Warner Bros. and immediately released the debut album “Hybrid Theory”, which gained multi-platinum status. From 2000 to 2017 “Linkin Park” presented 7 super successful studio albums.
Chester’s career and life stropped on July 20, 2017, when he committed a suicide through hanging in his Californian mansion.
Interesting and fun facts
- The musician was a big fan of “Depeche Mode”, and dreamed to become its fifth member, because he didn’t want to replace any of them.
- Chester was a big lover of sports. He was interested in basketball and football. His favorite NBA team was “Phoenix Suns”.
- Chester Bennington had 14 tattoos over his body. And the most important of them was the name of his band – Linkin Park – in the lower part of his back.
- Chester Bennington starred in the thriller “Saw VII”.
- He launched an apparel line “Ve’cel”, and his fans bought clothes from their idol rapidly.