Friday, July 28, 2017

Linkin Park: Chester Bennington’s widow thanks fans for support

Talinda and Chester Bennington (2014)

Talinda Bennington, the widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, has released a statement thanking fans for their support a week after she lost her husband to suicide in their Los Angeles home on July 20.

"One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their Daddy," she wrote via Twitter. "We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy. How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left.

"I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well."

"My babies are so young to have lost their daddy,” she continued. “And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive. He was a bright, loving soul with an angel's voice. And now he is pain-free, singing his songs in all of our hearts.

"May God Bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would've wanted us to do so. Rest in peace, my love."

Bennington died of suicide by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates home after an employee discovered the singer hanging from a belt on a bedroom door early on the morning of July 20.

Following the incident, Linkin Park cancelled their North American tour in support of their seventh album, “One More Light”, which was to start in Mansfield, MA on July 27.

The group launched a tribute website to their fallen bandmate with links to suicide prevention resources in case fans, or someone they know, needs support during a time of crisis.

Visit the #RIPChester website here.

See also:

Linkin Park pen open letter to late singer Chester Bennington
Linkin Park cancel North American tour following singer’s death
Linkin Park: Chester Bennington cause of death confirmed
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41
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