What is going on with these 90's rockers? Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died of an apparent suicide. Bennington was 41. Here is Chester with Chris Cornell who also died this year. And there is also a Linkin Park tribute to Cornell. Today is Chris Cornell's birthday. I'm betting that had something to do with it. Oddly enough Bennington joined Stone Temple Pilots after Scott Weiland left the band. Weiland died of a drug overdose at the end on 2015.