Talinda Bennington, wife of Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington, has released a statement regarding her husband’s tragic suicide as reported by Theprp. This comes one week after Bennington took his own life at his home, mere days before Linkin Park were going to resume their intensive tour schedule.
Countless individuals have paid their respects to Bennington in the past week, mourning the loss of yet another iconic and visionary vocalist. The rest of the bandmembers have also released a statement in recent days, detailing their own shock and grief. Talinda Bennington’s statement is posted in full 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.
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