Talinda Bennington, the wife and now widow of Chester Bennington, has issued her first statement following the death of the beloved frontman of Linkin Park. On Friday, July 28th, just eight days after Bennington has committed suicide on July 20th, has shared a statement to Rolling Stone regarding her husband and how much she misses him, the love she had for him, and a message to the Linkin Park Community. There has also been a site launched by Linkin Park as a forum for their fans to discuss their favorite Bennington moments, offer their tributes/prayers and view key info for suicide prevention organizations, You can see this at chester.linkinpark.com. You can read Linkin Park’s statement here, and read Talinda’s full statement below.
One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their
Daddy. 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. 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.
Mrs. Talinda Bennington