Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Dies at 41, Leaves Almost $30 Million

Empty Lighthouse is a reader-supported site. This article may contain affiliate links to Amazon and other sites. We earn a commission on purchases made through these links.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died today at the age of 41. Bennington was the lead of Linkin Park, and other bands, and he has been an actor and songwriter.

Bennington was found hanging at his home in California.

Chester Bennington began his music career in the early 1990s. He started as a garage musician with a few of his friends, and then moved on to several bands.

Those bands released several albums, but none of them were particularly popuar or commercially successful. It was only when Bennington decided to give up on his dream that he found success.

He met a music executive who put him in touch with other musicians, who formed the band Linkin Park. The band quickly rose to the top of the charts, and signed a deal with Warner Brothers Music.

Bennington went on to work as a producer to indie bands and to do cameo roles in film.

According to The Squander, at the time of his death, Chester Bennington's net worth was $27 million. His heirs include his current wife, as well as a total of six children.

Wanna read more on this? Check these out: Singer, Touched By An Angel Star Della Reese Dies At 86 (more); Review: Linkin Park's 'One More Light' Is A Pop Album (more); Snoop Dogg Joins Linkin Park For Select Dates of The One More Light Tour (more); Catch Machine Gun Kelly On Tour With Linkin Park (more).

And here are some more related articles: Details For Linkin Park's 'One More Light' Tour Featuring Machine Gun Kelly (more); Linkin Park is Back in the Studio (more); Linkin Park's Next Record Might Be Coming Next Year (more).

A few more: Linkin Park's 'The Hunting Party Tour' To Feature Rise Against And Of Mice & Men: Tour Dates (more); Linkin Park Concert On DirectTV To Celebrate Guitar Center 50th Anniversary (more).