Chester Bennington's father is Lee Russell Bennington, who was a police detective.
Chester’s death gave rise to conspiracy theories claiming him to be the illegitimate son of John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton. These unproven theories claimed that Bennington was murdered as he was working on exposing Podesta and Clintons' Pizzagate child trafficking network. Some even compared Bennington and Podesta's physical appearances and alleged a blood relationship since they look very similar. Other theories allege ties between Bennington and the band- Linkin Park- to the Clinton’s and the Clinton Foundation.
However, these are false and baseless.