Chester Bennington's Wife Shares Happy Video of Linkin Park Singer With Kids
"Depression doesn’t have a face or a mood," Talinda Bennington said ahead of posting a video taken 36 hours before her husband's suicide.
A day before his death, Chester Bennington, the late front man of Linkin Park, was filmed eating mystery flavored jelly beans with his children. His wife, Talinda Bennington, shared the video filmed 36 hours before Bennington took his life on Twitter on Saturday (Sept. 16).
Talinda explained her sentiment in a separate tweet prior to sharing the video, saying “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."
The candid home clip that followed was captioned, “This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him. #fuckdepression #MakeChesterProud.”
For Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 10-16), Bennington’s son Draven shared a short clip to YouTube asking for those struggling with mental health concerns to speak out. He wrote, “I want to make a commitment that I will talk to someone before I hurt myself when I'm feeling depressed, sad or going through a hard week, month or year. I want to challenge you to do the same — to help yourself, not hurt yourself.”
In July, Chester Bennington took his life at his L.A. home. Talinda expressed in a statement that her husband was now no longer struggling, saying, “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.”
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.— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 16, 2017
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