This time, it was Chester Bennington, the 41 year old frontman of a group called Linkin Park. Many music fans are numb.
Bennington had a hard life. He was sexually abused when he was only seven years old, an abuse that went on for years. As a teenager, he was bullied, and went deep into the drug scene, . He quit that, but for a while, abused alcohol. He suffered from severe digestive issues, and from more recent physical injuries.
The cause of death was suicide, and it took place on what would have been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday. When Chris went down this same road in May, I blogged about that and middle aged suicide. Now, another tormented, talented man has taken that final road.
"Numb" is a song about parents with too high expectations that spoke to many of us (over 576 million views on You Tube).
"I'm tired of being what you want me to be......don't know what you are expecting of me...every step that I take is another mistake to you...I've become so numb..."
I love the words, the melody - just everything about it. But...
Why do we do this to the ones we love?
Come join this blog hop every Monday - here are the people responsible for it:
X mas Dolly is the Conductor of this trip, and the other Conductors are her fellow bloggers Callie of JAmerican Spice, ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ and Cathy from Curious as a Cathy. Today is a "free" day - but I would have blogged about this regardless.
Today is also day 24 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost.