Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was 41 years old when he took his life. He leaves behind a legacy in the form of thoughtful lyrics. Those lyrics sung with a powerful voice of raw talent and self taught vocal discipline. Chester did battle with drugs, alcohol, and a troubled past as a child. But he battled that with words that spoke to so many people. Spoke DIRECTLY to them. We lost a poet who gave emotion to the exact words we all needed for different reasons. I'm tearing up as I finish this.... I hope the best that can happen for his family, his friends, and his fans
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