In recent years, there has been a high occurrence of celebrity deaths through suicide – Tyler Lee Bennington was just another American boy doing what American kids his age do when he was thrust into the limelight following his father Chester Bennington’s death through suicide. The media’s interest in him stemmed from the fact that he left his father a sweet note weeks before his tragic death. Chester was a rock music legend and sang as the frontman of the successful rock band, Linkin Park. Following his suicide, many have become interested in his family in a bid to maybe discover reasons as to why the very successful music star who obviously had everything going on for him, would take his own life.
Tyler Lee Bennington’s Bio
As much as the world is interested in Tyler Lee Bennington who could have known more about his father’s personal struggles due to the note he wrote him, Tyler is yet to attain adulthood and there is only so much publicly available about the teenage boy.
Records show that the young boy was born on the 16th of March 2006, though his birthplace isn’t publicly recorded, it would have most likely been Los Angeles, California as his parents were residing in Palos Verdes Estates, California, at the time of his birth.
As aforementioned, Bennington generated media interest following the revelation of his note to his father a few weeks before the latter killed himself by hanging. In the post-it note, which Tyler left on his father’s mug, Tyler merely asked his father to enjoy his time at rehearsal, or whatever he set out to do on that day. He concluded by telling him to “love life” because it was a “castle of glass,” making reference to a lyric from one of his father’s songs. The note was made public by his mom who posted it on social media.
Unfortunately, Tyler Lee Bennington’s note was not enough to save his father from depression. A few weeks later, when no one was home, Chester Bennington took his own life precisely on the 20th of June 2017. A housekeeper, found him lying lifeless at about 9 a.m in the morning in his bedroom.
Tyler’s father was abused sexually and physically starting from the age of 7 and struggled with depression and substance abuse all through his life. He once spoke of his traumatic upbringing to Team Rock in 2014, explaining that the experience robbed him of his self-confidence.
About Tyler Lee Bennington’s Family
While his father may be gone, Tyler has other people he can call family. His mother, Talinda Ann Bentley, is a former Playboy model. His parents got married in 2006, the same year which Tyler was born. Five years later, Tyler Lee Bennington’s two siblings arrived after his mother birthed twins – Lilly and Lila – on the 6th of November 2011.
As though his father’s drug addiction was not enough problem for the Bennington family, Tyler’s parents for a year were victims of a cyberstalker identified as Devon Townsend – who sent them threat messages and hacked into their email. He was found guilty and slammed with a two-year jail sentence.
From his father’s previous relationships, Tyler Lee Bennington has half-siblings and they include Jaime – Chester’s first child whom he had on the 12th of May 1996 with his girlfriend, Elka Brand, Isiah who was adopted, and Draven Sebastian who was born on April 19, 2002, by his father’s first wife, Samantha Marie Olit, to whom he was married from 1996 to 2005.
Facts About Chester Bennington’s Son
His Mom Revealed How He Communicates With His Dad After His Death
Tyler Lee Bennington’s mother, Talinda Ann Bentley grieved for about a year before speaking for the first time about her husband’s death. In her interview with FOX News, she revealed that when Tyler and his siblings wanted to feel connected to their father, they would speak to his microphone which he used on stage to perform for about a decade.
Tyler Lee Bennington would be undergoing intensive mental health education
In another interview his mother had with Kerrang magazine, she revealed that the only way she could explain to young Tyler why his father took his own life was to educate him about mental health.
Attended Red Carpet Events with his Family
Tyler Lee Bennington before his note to his father drew attention by already being born to celebrity parents. On some occasions, he would accompany his father alongside his mother to red carpet events.