Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Chester Charles Bennington


singer, songwriter, actor

Birth Date

March 20, 1976

Death date

July 20, 2017 (41 years)

Zodiac Sign



Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Washington High School



Chester Bennington family members

Father's Name

Lee Bennington

Mother's Name

Susan Eubanks

Siblings names

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)

Chester Bennington wife photo

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Date of birth: September 18, 1976

Samantha Marie Olit (ex-wife)

Chester Bennington ex wife

Date of birth: December 1, 1971

Chester Bennington kids

Jaime Bennington (son with Elka Brand)

Chester Bennington son

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Date of birth: May 12, 1996

Isaiah Bennington (son of Elka Brand; adopted)

Chester Bennington son photo

Date of birth: November 8, 1997

Draven Bennington (son with Samantha Olit)

Chester Bennington son Draven

Date of birth: April 19, 2002

Tyler Bennington (son with Talinda Bennington)

Tyler Bennington son Chester Bennington

Date of birth: March 16, 2006

Lila and Lily Bennington (twins; daughters with Talinda Bennington)

Chester Bennington daughters

Date of birth: November 11, 2011

Who are Chester Bennington parents?

Susan Eubanks (nee Johnson) – mother

Chester Bennington mother photo

Date of birth: September 14, 1954

Lee Bennington (father)

Chester Bennington father

Date of birth: December 9, 1941

Chester Bennington siblings

Brian Bennington (paternal older half-brother)

Chester Bennington brother

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Date of birth: June 6, 1965

Rene Brugman-Bennington (paternal older half-sister)

Chester Bennington sister Rene

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Date of birth: January 5, 1968

Tobi Rupe-Knehr (maternal older half-sister)

Chester Bennington sister Tobi

Date of birth: December 25, 1971


Chester Bennington bio

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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

Chester Bennington Interesting and fun facts

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  1. 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.
  2. Chester was a big lover of sports. He was interested in basketball and football. His favorite NBA team was “Phoenix Suns”.
  3. 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.
  4. Chester Bennington starred in the thriller “Saw VII”.
  5. He launched an apparel line “Ve’cel”, and his fans bought clothes from their idol rapidly.
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