The episode of Carpool Karaoke featuring Chester Bennington, a week before his tragic passing, has aired.
Carpool Karaoke: The Series, the online spin-off of James Corden’s hugely popular talk show segment has dropped the 23-minute-long video, filmed 6 days before the Linkin Park singer hanged himself.
Ken Jeong also appears in the clip, riding shotgun as he and the others sing classics like Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya!’
Following the news of his death, speculation was made whether or not the footage would ever be released.
However, Bennington’s family decided to let the episode air after being approached by Corden’s team.
Last month, Bennington’s widow shared a video of the late Linkin Park front man, spending time with his family just 36 hours before he took his own life.
Talinda Bennington posted the video on Twitter, along with a caption saying depression does not have a particular face or a mood.
In the video, Chester, who committed suicide on July 20, can be seen tasting strange flavoured jelly beans with his young son.
Since his passing Talinda has been rallying his fans and friends to help support those struggling with depression and those impacted by her husband’s death.
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 16, 2017
Draven Bennington, Chester’s 15-year-old son, released three videos for National Suicide Prevention Week in the wake of his father’s death.
During the videos, Draven discusses suicide warning signs with Angelica Guajardo – a local marriage and family therapist – while the music to his father’s hit song Numb plays in the background.
In the first video, he says:
Hi, I’m Draven Bennington, and I’m here on National Suicide Prevention Week, I want to make a commitment that I will talk to someone before I hurt myself when I’m feeling depressed, sad or going through a hard week, month or year.
I want to challenge you to do the same – to help yourself, not hurt yourself.
Draven also admits he didn’t see any warning signs before his father’s death, adding he was was really good at hiding his depression.
The 15-year-old went on to explain how he saw his father just the week before his death and couldn’t tell anything was different.
Draven also said he believes his father planned his visit so the two could spend time together before he took his life.
If you or anyone you know needs support, you can contact Samaritans anonymously on 116 123.