Chester Bennington's widow shares poignant video filmed days before he committed suicide

Stephanie Soteriou

Chester Bennington’s devastated wife, Talinda, has bravely shared one of the final videos of her husband, taken just 36 hours before he committed suicide on July 20.

The Linkin Park frontman, who had six children, was found dead in a property in Palos Verdes, California, at the age of 41.

Chester looked happy and was laughing in the clip. Copyright: [Twitter]

Now Talinda is determined to dispel the myths surrounding depression, making the decision to post a 40-second clip of her husband laughing and joking around just days before he took his own life.

Writing to her followers, Talinda explained her decision to share the personal clip, sharing: “My next tweet is the most personal tweet I have ever done.

“I’m showing this so that you know that depression doesn’t have a face or a mood.”

Alongside the video, Talinda wrote: “This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs before his death.


“He loved us SO much & we loved him.”

She added the hashtags: “#f*ckdepression #MakeChesterProud”.

In the video, Chester can be seen playing a silly game with his family – being forced to eat a disgusting flavoured sweet after losing.

Laughing and joking, Chester gags as he spits the sweet out, much to the entertainment of his children.

Speaking shortly after her husband’s tragic passing, Talinda shared: “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 bravely shared the ‘personal’ video. Copyright: [Getty]

“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.”

Talinda previously shared this smiling photo of Chester taken shortly before he took his own life. Copyright: [Twitter]

Chester is survived by his six children; 21-year-old Jamie, 19-year-old Isaiah, 15-year-old Draven, 11-year-old Tyler Lee, and seven-year-old twins Lily and Lila.

Following his death, Chester’s Linkin Park bandmates launched a suicide prevention website to help others who are struggling with depression.

If you have been affected by this article please call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit their website for further guidance. 

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