July 28, 2017


Chester Bennington's Wife Shares Moving Statement: 'Now He Is Pain-Free'

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Talinda Bennington, the widow of Chester Bennington, shared a moving statement one week after the Linkin Park singer died by suicide.

One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero—their Daddy," she wrote to Rolling Stone. "We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy." She continued of her late husband:

"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."

Since the singer's July 20 death, tributes have from around the music community including Gerard WayCorey TaylorFred Durst and Bennington's band Linkin Park.

Go back in time with Fuse's in-depth discussion with Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda from On the Record below: