Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington made the heartbreaking decision to take his own life on Thursday. He died of suicide at age 41 by hanging himself inside his Palos Verdes home. But, what makes it an even more gut-wrenching choice, is that Bennington took his life on the day that would’ve been Chris Cornell’s birthday.
Bennington and Cornell were very close friends, so close in fact that Bennington performed at Cornell’s funeral, gave a eulogy, and was the godfather of Cornell’s children. The closeness and similarity of their deaths is hard to ignore.
Perhaps one of the few things we can look to for comfort today is the brief clips of Bennington honoring his fallen friend. As it stands, these are some of the last live performances that Bennington gave. Check out a few glimpses of his rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”
Chester Bennington Performing 'Hallelujah' at Chris Cornell's funeral