Released 911 Tape Reveals Chester Bennington Was Found by His Housekeeper
Chester Bennington, who tragically passed away last week, was found dead by his housekeeper.
According to the 911 tape, which was obtained by TMZ, the Linkin Park frontman’s housekeeper was sobbing hysterically after she found his hanging body on Thursday, July 20.
A driver, who was supposed to pick up the 41-year-old from his home near Los Angeles, heard the woman crying and called the police.
“I just go to the location and this housekeeper came out and said he killed himself,” he told 911 in the call.
The driver described more details about this situation, but you can still hear the housekeeper hysterically crying in the background.
He also said the housekeeper was on a different phone with Chester’s wife, Talinda Bentley.
On Monday, July 24, the Los Angeles County Coroner officially ruled the rock star’s death was a suicide by hanging.
Meanwhile, according to TMZ, Chester purchased his family home just two months before he killed himself.
The Palos Verdes Estates house, which has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, cost nearly $2.5 million back in June.
Linkin Park publicly addressed Chester’s passing in a statement posted to their Facebook page on Monday afternoon.
“Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” bandmates Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, and Rob Bourdon said in the post.
“You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world.
“Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.”
“Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled — a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing," they continued.
“We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place.”
The band was supposed to begin a North American tour next week, but they cancelled the shows officially on Friday, July 21.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chester’s friends and family during this very painful time.