Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington’s Wife Shares Heartbreaking Last Video

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington’s Wife Shares Heartbreaking Last Video

Chester Bennington’s widow Talinda has taken to Twitter to raise awareness of depression and the reasons why it is such a tough condition to live with. Those with loved ones suffering from the mental illness knows that it has many sides despite the ‘lows’ being the most commonly perceived by the wider community.

The Linkin Park frontman took his own life in July. He had been greatly distressed and saddened by the passing of his close friend Chris Cornell. Coupled with his depression, this proved to be too much for Bennington who was survived by his wife and family.

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Credit: Rolling Stone

Talinda and her remaining family have found courage in light of reading messages of support from Chester’s fans. This courage has extended to raising community awareness and support for those suffering from depression. The Twitter hashtag #fuckdepression rings truly through thousands of messages. When probed as to how the tag came about, Talinda told Sixx Sense:

“One of those sleepless nights, I was on Twitter and reading through hundreds of condolences to myself and my children. I started to notice that fans were saying they were hurting, and they didn’t know what to do. It weighed heavily on my heart because their words were comforting me. I just thought to myself, what if we could just talk to each other?

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Credit: E!

Mike started #MakeChesterProud, which I thought was awesome, trying to spread positivity, so I tagged that. Somebody on Twitter said, ‘I’m so sick of being depressed all my life, [fuck] depression.’ I read that, and I just heard Chester, because he was always saying the F-word.”

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Credit: Brobible

It is a common misconception held by many that people suffering from depression are depressed all the time and are incapable of feeling joy. Talinda’s latest Tweets set the record straight. The video, shot a mere 36 hours before Chester’s suicide shows this is hardly the case as the Bennington family laugh, and fool around in the family home.

Talinda set the scene with her first Tweet:

Then she dropped the video:

RIP Chester.

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