Linkin Park's Chester 'got so far but had to fall': Here are 10 facts about him

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington is no more as he was found dead at 41 in an apparent suicide. He will be missed for all his contributions that he has made in all the genres of music.

His death is also a shock as he ended his life on the day when Cornell’s turned 53. According to TMZ reports Bennington appears to have hung himself in almost the same way his friend did.

He was ofcourse successful person in his professional life, but before reaching at this height he had to face many ups and down that many of us might not know. 

And these lines proved to be so true in his case:

'I tried so hard

And got so far

But in the end

It doesn't even matter

I had to fall

To lose it all

But in the end

It doesn't even matter'

So here are some of unknown facts about the lead singer: 

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Sexual Abuse

In an interview, Bennington revealed that he suffered sexual abuse from an older male friend when he was seven years old. He was scared to ask for help because he did not want people to think he was gay or lying, and the abuse continued until the age of 13. The abuse and situation at home affected him so much that he felt the urge to kill and run away. To comfort himself, he drew pictures, and wrote poetry and songs.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

School days:

He was physically bullied in high school. In an interview, he said: “I was knocked around like a rag doll at school, for being skinny and looking different.”

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Early inspirations:

Bennington took interest in music at a young age, citing bands Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots as his early inspirations, and dreamed of becoming a member of Stone Temple Pilots.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Parents: 

Bennington’s parents divorced when he was 11 years old, and his father gained custody of him.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Alcohol addiction: 

After the divorce, Bennington started abusing marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Depression:

Bennington and bandmate Mike Shinoda sat down for an interview in which Bennington addressed his depression. “Life got really weird and really hard, all at one time,” he said. “That took me into a depression that was really hard to get out of.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Early days:

He worked at a Burger King before starting his career as a professional musician.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Relationship:

Bennington’s relationship with his first wife declined during his early years with Linkin Park, and they divorced in 2005. Later Bennington married Talinda Ann Bentley, a former Playboy model, with whom he had three children: Tyler Lee Bennington and twins Lilly and Lila (born 2011). The wedding ceremony was custom-designed.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Tattoo enthusiast:

Chester has done work and promotions with Club Tattoo, a tattoo parlor in Tempe, Arizona. Club Tattoo is owned by Sean Dowdell, Bennington’s friend since high school. They played together in two bands.

 Linkin Park's Chester got so far but had to fall; some unknown facts about him

Early suicide prediction:

According to Digital Spy, Bennington did an interview with another news outlet in 2009 where he revealed that he considered suicide after his first marriage. I felt like my life's work had been given away. I drank myself to the point where I couldn't leave the house and I couldn't function,” the singer said. I wanted to kill myself. I could very easily not be the person who's sitting here right now. I could be dead. It was a horrible, horrible existence.”