Was Chester Bennington really murdered?

Chester Bennington’s tragic death was nothing but a huge shock for all his fans and friends. But now rumors are circulating this that it was a murder. Or, a murder made to look like a suicide. But is this all simply ‘fake news’?

It seemed too shocking to be true. Why would Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington suddenly kill himself, with few warning signs?

Keeping his history in mind we do know that Bennington did suffer from an abusive past, depression, and drug problems. Still, fans and family expressed shock that he would simply kill himself. Just like the sudden suicide of Chris Cornell. Both were older, mature superstars. They had families and were doing what they loved.

This all made us think that was someone out to kill Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell?

Digital Music News spoke with the Los Angeles Coroner shortly after the death. The office confirmed that Bennington committed suicide, specifically by hanging himself. We don’t have the official autopsy yet, but nothing from local police or forensic investigators pointed to anything involving suspected homicide.

That was contradicted this morning by a report by yournewswire.com, which pointed to a murder of the Linkin Park singer. This now appears to be the root of this rumor.

The story cited a police source, who pointed to a fabricated suicide. Essentially, the shocking suicide was the perfect cover for a killing. “Detectives are looking into whether Chester Bennington was murdered, with the death scene later arranged to resemble a suicide,” the report states. “They have put a team of investigators in place and are refusing to rule out a criminal homicide charge.”

The story continues by quoting an unnamed ‘police source’: “Murders are sometimes made to look like suicides. We think he was murdered; we just have to find out who was behind it.”

This whole story is probably complete fiction. It now looks abundantly clear that this story is fake news. For starters, yournewswire.com is now a notorious purveyor of fake news.

And it’s not the first time that fake news has surrounded an artist murder. Last year, a viral story alleged that Kodak Black had been murdered. The rapper quickly reappeared social media, and as alive. If you hear any kind of such news just simply don’t beleive and wait for any authentic website or news channel to update you about.


Yumna Tirmizi

The only way to do great work is to love what you do, and I love writing. Its not my work, its my passion. I did my Bachelors in Media Sciences from Iqra University.

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