Chester Bennington: A Photographic Look Back Through the Years
Chester Bennington's death has left the rock community in shock. The Linkin Park singer took his own life just one week before the band was set to launch a North American tour in support of their latest album One More Light, leaving a giant void music world.
Linkin Park broke out at the turn of the century with the smash success of their Hybrid Theory debut. The album received incessant radio play for singles like "Crawling," "One Step Closer" and "In the End," putting the band on the world stage almost instantly. The youthful group went on to dominate the globe, selling over 70 million albums with Chester Bennington trading off lines with Mike Shinoda, representing one of the most potent dual-threat vocal attacks in modern rock.
Bennington not only lived for the stage, but to give back to the community and world at large. He was known for his charity work from playing benefit shows and fundraisers to working with organizations like Habitat for Humanity on a more local level. He was adored by millions of fans around the world and their outstretched arms brought beaming smiles to his face onstage.
Here, we look back on Bennington's life and career in the photo gallery above, which spotlights his powerful onstage presence all the way to heartfelt humanitarian efforts to endearing moments he shared with his fans.
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