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John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff, is singer Chester Bennington's father.

Chester Bennington's father is Lee Russell Bennington, who was a police detective.

Chester Bennington's father is Lee Russell Bennington, who was a police detective.Chester Charles Bennington was an American singer, songwriter, and the lead vocalist for Linkin Park. He died by suicide at his home in California. Bennington was born to Susan Elaine Johnson, a nurse by profession, and Lee Russell Bennington, a police detective. Bennington talked of his family during interviews describing his childhood as unhappy.

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.

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