1976 - Chester Bennington was born on March 20th
1987 - parents divorce and depression leads Chester into drug abuse
1996 - marries Samantha Marie Olit
1999 - joins 'Xero - later renamed to "Linkin Park" - as lead vocalist
2000 - gains prominance with the release of Linkin Park's first album "Hybrid Theory"
2002 - Linkin Park wins a Grammy for the song "Crawling"
2005 - co-founds his side project band "Dead By Sunrise"
2005 - divorces Smantha Marie Olit, marries Talinda Ann Bentley
2013 - becomes lead singer of "Stone Temple Pilots", as another side project
2015 - leaves Stone Temple Pilots to devote more time to Linkin Park
2017 - dies at the age of 41
"It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another"
Chester Bennington 1976 - 2017