One of the best friends of late Link Linkin legend Chester Bennington and also his ex-bandmate from Grey Daze, Sean Dowdell, had a new interview with Kaaos TV and lightened revealed his conspiracy theory about Chester’s death.

As you may already know, Chester Bennington had committed suicide by hanging himself back in 2017 and he passed from this world at the age of 41. According to his ex-buddy and well-respected entrepreneur, Sean Dowdell, Linkin Park haters might be one of the reasons why Chester had killed himself.

According to Sean, the negative comments they got after releasing ‘One More Light’ and took all the hate that community offers to them, might be one of the reasons that pushed Chester to the edge, as well as being abused in his childhood.

Here is his statement:

We talked about some of those issues he had several times, of course. First of all, he was a very happy person most of the time. And that’s the way, I think, depression works; the person that you see outwardly 99% of the time are high on life and in good spirits and are fun to be around and they’re laughing all the time.

Guys like Robin Williams and Anthony Bourdain, they had this amazing personality, outward personality, and Chester was very similar that way. He had this brighter-than-the-sun-type attitude when he was around you.

The pain he was feeling he didn’t outwardly share. I saw it several times, of course, throughout life, but it was not something that stuck around for long periods of time. I’m gonna say a few things here. It may not be very popular, but it’s the truth. And not that I wanna bring the Linkin Park guys into the conversation, but I think they would agree with this.”

When they did the ‘One More Light’ album [released in May 2017], it wasn’t received the way they thought it was gonna be received, or at least the way Chester thought it was gonna be received.”

He continued:

I don’t understand what makes somebody be a fan of Chester’s, and you love everything he did – or most everything he did – and then he does a song that you don’t like, that you feel like you have to badmouth him or tell him he sucks and all this kind of crap.

And that stuff really weighed on him. So I think that really contributed to part of his head spot.

“He had some sexual abuse as a child, and that always weighed on him, and that kind of culminated into this thought process where Chester never felt good enough or never felt appreciated or never felt like he was worth it.

He had this emptiness inside that I don’t think he could really explain to a lot of people. I got to know this side of him quite well. He could have a thousand people, after a show, wanting to meet him and tell him how great he is and how much he touched their lives in a profoundly emotionally positive way, gave them an outlet for their own pain and their own distress, and internally, Chester would not hear that.

He would say thank you, and he would still feel like he wasn’t enough. We’d have this conversation, and he’d be like, ‘I just don’t feel like I’m smart enough. I don’t feel like I’m good enough.’

And I’d go, ‘Chester, you are such a good person. Forget singing. I don’t care about you as a singer; I care about you as a human being. I don’t care that you are a great singer. I care that you are such a good person.’ He was one of the best friends you could ever have.”

You can watch the whole interview below.

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