RIP Chester Bennington of Linkin Park


#1

Dead from suicide by hanging

Never a linkin park fan personally but mental health is still a crucial issue that needs more time, money and research


#2

Ah fuck! This is really upsetting news.


#3

Oh wow, hadn’t they just been touring?


#4

just terrible. with this and chris cornell earlier in the year it goes to show depression takes no prisoners and wealth/fame/talent is no protection against it. truly sad that he couldn’t find the help or peace he was looking for and my heart goes out to his family and friends - suicide is uniquely traumatic and i can only imagine how awful they must feel.


#5

Used to love them. My mums a massive fan now, which is weird thinking back to how big they were when I was 13/14


#6

Yes, he even performed at Chris Cornell’s funeral… who’s birthday was today :confused:


#7

:heart:


#8

Fucking hell :pensive:

This is so sad. He’s got 6 kids.


#9

Yeah I read that too.

It’s terrible when someone dies but when you learn it was suicide AND they have a young family it just makes it seem even more heartbreaking.

Edit — I’m not sure that makes any sense.


#10

It’s heartbreaking anyway and little makes sense in tragedy but I know broadly what you mean


#11

Really didn’t rate them. The old albums were great for confused teens though. Rinsed the shit out of them as a kid. But then I grew up.

It’s sad though… I think he really was a hero to a lot of young people who struggle with mental health. Really tragic that he is gone.

His last album (was rightly) slated and seen as a sell out… I very much doubt it’s a issue as he clearly has always struggled with this shit and was apparently abused as a kid and all that horrible stuff.

I struggled as a young teen and I really do think it helped me amoung many others. It’s very easy to make fun of their music. But it served a purpose and audience. Sad to see him go.


#12

What a fucking shame - seemed like a good dude, and it’s interesting to see people from all walks coming out and saying so. Sometimes the kind of music you make ain’t the most important thing about you.


#13

Fuck off ya belm


#14

Yeah, I posted something about it Facebook yesterday and it’s been amazing to see how friends I have from all walks of life had exactly the same relationship with LP back when they were teenagers. Really heartening in a strange way.


#15

Linkin Park were the soundtrack for my difficuly, angsty years and their music helped me so, so much. They also opened me up to a lot of music I may not have been exposed to otherwise, so I’ll always have a place in my heart for them.

Perhaps it’s worth saying that if anyone on DiS is having a particularly tough time and perhaps having thoughts of suicide, you can always message me for a chat. x


#16

Pretty fucking incredible stats in terms of record sales

They have 3 (three!) albums that have sold over 20m copies since 2000 (of only 15 in total), with one selling over 30m

I mean, I kinda assumed no one at all would’ve purchased their third album (Minutes to Midnight, 2007)… but it turns out that only three records have sold 20m+ copies since 2004 and the other two are Adele albums!


#17

So this story inspired one of my band mates who told us today he was feeling suicidal but seeing the reaction to Chester has given him some new hope…


#18

yeah they were actually a huge crossover act. think the jay z collab made them, i remember a few LAD-lads i knew in leeds thought the singles around 04-07 were boss and would always put them on the jukebox in the local.


#19

ha! that’s a great example of how they became so big

by then i’d moved on to much heavier metal and indie


#20

Hybrid Theory was the biggest selling album on 2000/01 and on the top ten for the decade, think they were already pretty big before Jay-Z came along :wink: