Chester Bennington‘s widow has shared a touching video the late LINKIN PARK singer sent to her several weeks before he took his own life.
In the 45-second clip, which Talinda Bennington posted to her Twitter account, Chester can be seen gushing about his wife, telling her: “I just wanted to tell you how much I love you and how much I miss you. And I just think that you’re the most amazing woman in the whole world. You’re such a great mom, and you’re the best wife. And I’m so glad that you and I can always find a way to keep the magic alive and keep our love strong and be there for each other no matter what. And I just want you to know how much I appreciate you, and how great you are, and I miss you. I love you. Bye.”
Talinda uploaded the video earlier today (Thursday, November 9), writing in an accompanying message: “My one true love. I miss these msgs from my @ChesterBe.This was 2 months before he died. #fuckdepression #makechesterproud”
Bennington died on July 20 after committing suicide at the age of 41. He had been open with the press and public about his struggles with depression, drugs and alcohol, which landed him in rehab twice around 2006.
Using the hashtags #FuckDepression and #MakeChesterProud, Talinda is growing an online community that is there to support people with depression, and people who have been impacted by a loved one’s depression or suicide.
Chester and Talinda had three children together, Tyler Lee, 11, and Lila and Lilly, both of whom are 6.
LINKIN PARK paid tribute to Bennington on October 27 with an emotional three-hour show that featured numerous guests joining the band onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Among the artists who performed with the band throughout the show were BUSH‘s Gavin Rossdale, Jonathan Davis of KORN, Alanis Morissette, the instrumental members of NO DOUBT, Oli Sykes of BRING ME THE HORIZON, BLINK-182, M. Shadows and Synyster Gates of AVENGED SEVENFOLD and many more.
LINKIN PARK has yet to announce whether the band intends to continue without Bennington.
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) November 9, 2017