Chester Bennington’s Wife Issues Heartbreaking Statement After Husband’s Death


Chester Bennington’s wife says her life has been ‘turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy’ in her first statement since the Linkin Park frontman’s death.

Talinda Bennington issued the poignant statement to Rolling Stone a week after her husband took his life at his LA home.

The singer’s death has shocked and saddened fans and musicians alike, but this is the first time Talinda has spoken out.


She said:

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.

Chester died just days before Linkin Park were due to go on tour in support of their new album, One More Light.

Talinda ended her statement by describing Chester as a ‘loving soul’, she said:

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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