Chester Bennington 'made sure his family were set for life' before he died

The county coroner ruled Linkin Park frontman's death suicide by hanging

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 26 July 2017 14:28 BST

Chester Bennington seemed to set up his family for life ahead of his death last Thursday, it has emerged.

New reports from TMZ indicate the Linkin Park frontman's final purchase was a new house in Los Angeles with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, priced at £2 million - a revelation that has led to the belief he may have been trying to make sure his family were secure before he committed suicide.

He was the father of six children and married to model Talinda Ann Bentley.

Bennington, a pioneer of the nu-metal genre, was found dead in the same home he'd bought less than two months previous with the county coroner later ruling his death suicide by hanging.

Daily Breeze reports that neighbours revealed Bennington and his family had moved into the two-story house about seven weeks ago with property records appearing to determine the property was sold on 26 May.

In the wake of his passing, the singer's Linkin Park band mates set up a suicide-prevention website offering advice to those who may be seeking help.

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It was revealed that the 41-year-old singer - one of the leading pioneers of the nu-metal genre - died on the 53rd birthday of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, his close friend who also died by suicide in May - something that prevention experts believe may bear some importance.

Fans paid touching tribute to Bennington when news of his death rocked the world with any sharing moving videos of the talented performer including one which saw him perform a spine-tingling version of Hybrid Theory's "Crawling" to a mother and daughter in the front row of a Linkin Park gig.

*For confidential support on mental health call Samaritans free from any phone, at any time, on 116 123 (UK & RoI) or email In the US call 1-800-273-TALK or chat online*

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