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.
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.
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!
Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 20, 2017
and so were the others..
— NIRaV P (@NEEV991) July 21, 2017
— hfz (@hafizzhalimmm) July 21, 2017
— Sarosh Ghous (@SaroshGhous) July 21, 2017
— Kimberly Morales (@xkimmorales) July 21, 2017
Chester was one of the kindest men I’ve had on my show. My heart breaks for his family and friends. He will be missed terribly.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 20, 2017
Chester had 6 kids. If anyone out there thinks the world is better without you. You are so unspeakably wrong on every level. Get help plz
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) July 20, 2017
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 21, 2017
Rest In Peace Chester 🙏🏼 https://t.co/Btq5gwUlSX
— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) July 21, 2017