As the world is learning more about the circumstances around Chester Bennington’s suicide, more information is coming out about the last weeks of his life.
In one of the saddest pieces of news, it has been revealed that Chris and the rest of Linkin Park had just wrapped filming on a Carpool Karaoke episode.
The show, which they shot with comedic actor Ken Jeong, is based on the popular James Corden sketch from his Late Late Show.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 14, 2017
Linkin Park’s Twitter account posted this tweet after they had finished shooting for the episode.
Chester’s death was announced yesterday, after he was found in his Palos Verde, California home. Police announced the death as a suicide. He was found before 9.00am.
After hearing the news, there was an outpouring of love on social media, including from Jeong.
I am in shock and heartbroken. All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) July 20, 2017
Bennington became famous after he joined Linkin Park in 1999 and they shot to fame after their 2000 release of their debut album Hybrid Theory.
Chester Bennington had previously played at a memorial service for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell after he committed suicide two months ago.
The date of Chester’s passing marks what would have been Chris’ 53rd birthday.
Linkin Park had recently released their seventh studio album One More Light and had recently played a European tour to promote the album.
A statement released after the announcement of his death by CEO and chairman of Warner Bros. Records Cameron Strang said:
Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family, his band-mates and his many friends.
All of us at WBR join with millions of grieving fans around the world in saying: we love you Chester and you will be forever missed.