Chester Bennington’s wife, Talinda, has released a heartbreaking statement to Rolling Stone on Friday, one week after her husband’s death.
The Linkin Park singer died of suicide by hanging from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles.
Talinda said that she has “lost her soulmate”.
“One week ago, 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,” she said.
“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.”
She mentioned the fans, and expressed her gratitude towards them, before encouraging them to keep Bennington’s 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,” she concluded.
Linkin Park released their new album ‘One More Light’ in May and were set to begin their world tour on Friday July 28. The tour has been canceled.
The remaining band members released a statement shortly after Bennington’s death.
“Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing,” they said.