Talinda Bennington Releases Statement on Her Late Husband's Passing

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    Derek

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    Talinda Bennington, wife of Chester Bennington released a statement today to the public on the loss of her incredible husband through the band's publicist. You can read the statement below:

    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. 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.

    Always,

    Mrs.Talinda Bennington


    To Talinda, Chester's children, the band and the family: Words cannot adequately express how sorry we are for your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
     
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    LohithMohan

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    Argh. This is all too real.
    I hope they all are able to use this as a way to be even more closer to each other.
     
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    Manx it just hits all over again :(

    I hope she is able to find peace within herself again.

    So heartbreaking. My prayers go out to her and her kids.
     
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    This must have been really hard and I imagine her crying while writing it, of course as she has lost her lover and husband. I hope other band memebers will give her strength to continue but it will probably be their children who will keep her going. I just hope she won't live just for them as many women do and foget about herself and how to heal properly. The part about pain free singing in our hearts is so awful to read :cry::cry:
     
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    That brought tears to my eyes again. I'm so sorry for your loss, Talinda.
     
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    Lirial72

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    :-(

    It must be so hard on them...
     
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    We all do what we can to let her and and everyone close to Chester feel a bit better every day. I wish her a lot of strenght.

    Keep it up through the hurting, friends.
    Much love!
     
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    Heartbreaking.
     
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    I shouldn't have read this at work, I've become a blubbering mass of emotion again. we are all here to support you and your kids Talinda! #RIPChester #WeAreAllLP
     
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    Derek

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    Sorry for the all caps tweet/thread title. It's been fixed. I had to post this at work, and it's been really insane today.
     
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    I wonder if she saw what was tweeted when her account got hacked... it must have been incredibly frustrating and sad given how she feels right now... this world is fucked up. Can't even begin to imagine what the family is going through now.
     
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    Oh this hurts, they always seems so happy as a family. :(
     
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    Oh man this hurts. Talinda was living a fairytale life and now it fell apart. Stay strong Talinda!
     
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    This was heartbreaking to read. While we were lost for words to describe what the rest of the band must be going through, can say that we ourselves don't even feel a fraction of the sorrow Talinda is currently in at the moment, especially when trying to explain their young children what has happened to their father.

    Wish there was something more we could do to help you get up off the ground. We hope that our support and love continues to reach your heart so you can cope with your loss during these difficult days. It was difficult to read you'll give your children "the love you have left"; there is always much more love to give and you will receive back, the love you can give is endless, and so is the love your children and Chester will ever give you, I'm sure you'll find that out eventually. Stay strong, Talinda.
     
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    I'm glad to see that she's still going strong despite this difficult time. All my thoughts and prayers to them.
     
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    I'm sorry for them and all their children. I wish I could take the pain for those kids. No one should grow through that kind of trauma. It's a sad situation for everyone, including Chester who fought so long with his past and his mind. Sending all my love to him, his family, friends and LP.
     
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    It's just insane how everything can change in such a quick moment. On Wednesday of last week, everyone was talking about the upcoming tour. Talking about future records, and so many happy thoughts.

    The next day, our entire world (and the worlds of the band/Chester's family) would change forever. Can't believe this loss still.
     
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    It's so unreal. Before I was looking forward to seeing them and Blink-182 in Hershey. Now I'm trying to see if I can make it to a fan memorial.

    It's crazy how things can change in an instant like that. I don't even think I've fully come to terms with it yet.
     
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    I figured that at this time, I'd be two days away from one hell of a show. That I'd be excited to see my 5th Linkin Park show.

    Never thought I'd spend my Friday today mourning Chester.
     
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    I'm absolutely heartbroken for them all, I can't believe just a few weeks ago I was so excited to go to London to see LP and now he's gone. I can't for one second imagine what his family are going through. He was such a gift to us all and I will never forget his voice and smile. God bless
     

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