Chester Bennington Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Death Cause & More

Chester Bennington

Real NameChester Charles Bennington
NicknameChaz, The Chemist, Chazy Chaz
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 39 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 March 1976
Date of Death20 July 2017
Place of DeathPalos Verdes Estates, California, USA
Death CauseSuicide (by hanging)
Age (as in 2017)41 Years
Birth PlacePhoenix, Arizona, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureChester Bennington signature
HometownPhoenix, Arizona, USA
SchoolCentennial High School
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutAlbum: Hybrid Theory (2000)
Film: Crank (2006)
FamilyFather- Lee Russell Bennington (Police Detective)
Chester Bennington with his father
Mother- Susan Elaine Johnson (Nurse)
Brother- Brian Bennington (Police Officer- Elder, Half-brother)
Brian Bennington
Sisters- 2 (Half-sisters)
Ethnicity English, German, Dutch, Welsh Chester
AddressPalos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles, California
ControversiesIn 2017, he said that he wants to 'kill' anyone who calls them 'sell-outs', and will 'punch them in the f**king mouth.'
Favorite Things
Favorite Musicians/BandsDepeche Mode, Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead
Favorite Songs"Big Empty" by Stone Temple Pilots, "Karma Police" by Radiohead, "Faust Arp" by Radiohead, "In Da Club" by 50 Cent, "Limo Wreck" by Soundgarden, "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" by Dean Martin
Favorite FilmsSaw, Nightmare on Elm Street series, Hellraiser, Psycho, House of 1,000 Corpses
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Elka Brand
Samantha Olit
Talinda Bentley
Wife/SpouseSamantha Olit (m.1996-div.2005)
Chester Bennington with his Ex-wife Samantha Marie Olit
Talinda Bentley (m.2006-till his death in 2017)
Chester Bennington with his wife Talinda Ann Bentley
ChildrenSons- Jaime Bennington (with his former girlfriend Elka Brand), Draven Sebastian Bennington (with his first wife Samantha Marie Olit), Tyler Lee Bennington, Isaiah Bennington (adopted)
Daughters- Lila Bennington, Lily Bennington
Chester Bennington with his wife Talinda and children
Style Quotient
Car CollectionPorsche Panamera
Money Factor
Net Worth $30 million

Chester Bennington

Some Lesser Known Facts About Chester Bennington

  • Did Chester Bennington smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Chester Bennington drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Chester was born to a nurse mother and a police detective father, who got divorced when he was 11 years old, and his father gained custody of him.
  • From the age of 7 to 13, he faced molestation from an older male friend.
  • He was physically bullied in high school due to his skinny body and different looks.
  • After the separation of his parents, he started consuming marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD.
  • At the age of 17, he started living with his mother who had banned him from leaving the house due to drug activity, which he eventually overcome later.
  • In 1993, he joined up as the lead singer of the local band ‘Grey Daze’ and later left the band in the late 90s over creative differences.
  • In 1996, he worked at the ‘Burger King.’
  • He then moved to Los Angeles and became the part of the rock band ‘Linkin Park’ in 1999. The band initially wanted the name “Lincoln Park”, however, they changed it to “Linkin” as they couldn’t afford the domain name “”.Chester Bennington - Linkin Park
  • Apart from Linkin Park, he had a side band called ‘Dead by Sunrise’ which was formally known as ‘Snow White Tan.’

  • His favorite song to sing from his band Linkin Park was “Papercut” and “Breaking the Habit.”

  • He was a tattoo enthusiast. Chester Bennington tattoos
  • Earlier he used to wear spectacles, but in 2004 he had a laser operation.
  • He did cameo roles in films, such as – ‘Crank’, Crank: High Voltage’, ‘Saw 3D’, and ‘Artifact.’ Chester Bennington in films
  • He was accident-prone as in 2001 while touring for Ozzfest, he was bitten by a spider, tore a ligament in his hand while playing basketball at Chuck E. Cheese, and broke a wrist in a stage dive in 2007. Chester Bennington injury
  • On 20 July 2017, at around 9:00 a.m., he was found hanged at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA. Coincidently, he died on the 53rd birthday of his close friend, Chris Cornell, who had also died of suicide by hanging two months prior to his death on 17 May 2017.