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The World Reacts To The Death Of Chester Bennington- The Front Face Of Linkin Park

On the morning of June 20, 2017, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, a very famous pop-rock band from the US, committed suicide by hanging himself in his residence in Los Angeles, where he was said to be alone. He was discovered in the morning around 9:00 AM by one his staff members, who reported the incident to the police.

BURBANK, CA - MAY 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party presented by State Farm at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California.  (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

While the death of Linkin Park leaves the future of Linkin park up in the clouds, it also made the world, and alot of the millennials of this generation the one voice which was so synonymous to their ears. Linkin Park was THE angrezi band for every Pakistani growing up, with songs like In The End and Numb, still giving goosebumps to this day. The band was hugely popular for the fusion of metal, pop and rap in their music, something which enabled them to sell almost 70 million albums worldwide. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, and his six children.

Source: Zimbio

Source: Zimbio

 

The band was on its way to a comeback in music, with the release of their latest album One More Light, whose entire track list and even the name of the album itself, has suggested to many around the world if his suicide was eminent, based on his songwriting in the album. The album has done reasonably well in the charts, with their song Heavy proving to be the most successful of all.

Remember the times when In The End was the only English song EVERYBODY knew the lyrics to?


Or the time when Numb was released, and then Jay-Z added his own mastery to the record on the Encore version?

 

His imprint on the music industry was such that Linkin Park was able to achieve these accolades in their 17 year career.

– 70 million albums, an 30 million singles sold.
– Eleven number 1 singles in the U.S.
– Two Grammy Awards
– Named 6th greatest band of the music video era.
– Biggest rock band in the world-KERRANG!

 

The entire world, including our very own, have been reacting to the death of one of the English bands to have really made a mark on Pakistan.

Mike Shinoda, the man behind all the raps in Linkin Park’s songs, was obviously in shock!


and so were the others..

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Saad Gilani

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