Chester Bennington's Widow Shares Heartbreaking Pic Of Late Husband Smiling With Kids Days Before Death

“Suicidal thoughts were there, but you’d never know.”

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Fans of Linkin Park are still coming to terms with the death of frontman Chester Bennington. Although he seemed happy on he outside, the late singer's wife, Talinda, warns that he was suffering.

As People reports, she shared a new photo of her husband, smiling with his kids, just days before he took his own life.

“This was days b4 my husband took his own life,” she captioned the image. “Suicidal thoughts were there, but you’d never know.”

The 41-year-old died by hanging himself in late July. He had a history of depression.

Chester and Talinda were married in 2006. Together, they shared son Tyler and twin daughters Lilly and Lila. The singer also had three children—Jaime, Isaiah and Draven—from previous relationships. 

“One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their Daddy,” Talinda said following her husband's death, in a statement obtained by People. “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?”

Talinda shared that her children have given her the strength to move on. “The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left,” she said. “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.”

Following his death, Talinda has used the hashtag #fuckdepression and #MakeChesterproud on social media in honor of her husband.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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