It was with shock that the world received the news of the death of LinkinPark’s lead singer Chester Bennington
He reportedly committed suicide a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County and was aged 41
Talinda Bennington, the widow of Chester Bennington, has issued a heart felt statement to Rolling Stone, one week after the Linkin Park singer died by suicide.
Here is what she wrote:
“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.”
His band and the music community world over are yet to recover from the shock of his loss and the circumstances surrounding it.
“Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” Linkin Park wrote Monday.
“You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.”
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