Being in the limelight has its perks and disadvantages. People will always know about what is happening in your life. Some things will be blown out of proportion while some will be reported as is. In the recent past, a trend that involves killing celebrities on the internet when they are actually alive in real life has surfaced.  The problem with this is that you never know how true death reports are until an official statement is made.

In 2017, there have been a number of celebrity deaths. Those that have been confirmed as true include the following:

Chester Bennington death is the most recently reported in Hollywood. Chester was an American singer and songwriter. He was the front man for the rock band Linkin Park. Bennington also had other engagements including being the lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and fronting Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 through to 2015.

Bennington had a relationship with Elka Brand with whom he had two children: Jamie who was biological and Isaiah whom he adopted. He then married Samantha Marie Olit with whom he had a son, Draven Sebastien. After the divorce, he married Talinda Ann Bentley with whom he had three children: Tyler Lee and twins Lila and Lilly.

Bennington died on Thursday, July 20 at the age of 41. His death was ruled suicide by hanging. He was found by a housekeeper hanging in his home at Palos Verdes Estates in California. The coroner confirmed that a half-full bottle of alcohol was found at the scene but that there were no other drugs which were present at the scene. His death occurred on what would have been his friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. He was the godfather to Cornell’s son. Cornell died of suicide by hanging two months prior to this; something that affected Bennington greatly. Chester Bennington’s funeral was held on July 29th at the South Coast Botanical Garden in Palos Verdes in California. Apart from close friends and family, the funeral was attended by many musicians who went on tour or performed with Linkin Park over the years.