The band’s Carpool Karaoke episode, which was filmed just one week before Chester‘s death, also features comedian and actor Ken Jeong.
“With the blessing of Chester‘s family and his bandmates, we share this episode, and dedicate it to the memory of Chester. This was taped July 14, 2017,” a disclaimer by Apple reads before the footage begins.
Linkin Park is putting on a benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27 called Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in honor of Chester Bennington.
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“I think about his wife and his six incredible children,” Jared said on stage. “I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers. And I remember his voice, at once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever.”
“If there is anyone out there who is watching this tonight who feels like there is no hope, hear me now: You are not alone,” Jared continued. “There is always a way forward. Reach out, share your thoughts, do not give up.”Continue Reading
“My son [Draven] & I have not had an opportunity to speak not even at his funeral ( that only represented his life that he was married to his new wife) no photos but one of him anywhere, it was more like checking into KROQ’s Weinie Roast Festival,” she wrote in a status update on Facebook on Wednesday (August 23).
Chester is survived by his wife Talinda and their three kids, as well as his son with Samantha and two children from another relationship.
“We’re were photos of him,? why did the program look like a cheap happy hour menu?! I’m so disgusted on so many levels! Their were many friends & family that should have been there but when you turn a funeral into reducing someone’s life into only 12 years that’s what you get!”
“You all forget the sacrifice my husband & I made financially & keeping peoples positions in place when we we were young and participate making LP even happen. Shame on you!! The truth on every level will come out,” she added.
“I hope you like capitalizing on his death .. karma is real. I send you back all your energy to you a thousand time folds! Look in the mirror, I hope you like what you see.”
Chester and Samantha married in 1996 and divorced in 2005. They had one child together, Draven, in 2002.Continue Reading
Creator and producer James Corden was asked if the episode would air, and he responded in the most respectful manner.
“We will approach in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,” James told the Associated Press. “We consider it to be not our decision to make. We will navigate as delicately as possible and I’m just an ear to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it, really. It’s completely up to them and that’s a conversation we haven’t even thought about having right now… It’s a tragedy.”
Chester‘s wife Talinda responded on Twitter saying, “Thank you @JKCorden.”Continue Reading
Chester Bennington‘s death certificate has been released.
The new document from the L.A. County Department of Health, obtained by TMZ, reveals that the exact cause of death was hanging by belt.
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Now, one week after the death, Mike has taken to Twitter to explain how fans can celebrate the late singer’s life.
“One week. Feels like forever. I’m here for a couple updates,” Mike wrote, adding, “If you need a (local) place to celebrate Chester, look to http://tiny.cc/lpmemorial and the amazing fan sites I’ve previously mentioned.”
He continued by letting fans know how they can donate and buy merchandise in Chester‘s honor, as well as what to do if they are having suicidal thoughts.
He also thanked fans for their love and shared a drawing of the band’s interconnected hands.
One week. Feels like forever. I'm here for a couple updates.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) July 28, 2017
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Chester was found dead after committing suicide week at his home in California at the age of 41.
“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,” Talinda said in the statement. “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,” she added. “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.”Continue Reading