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One Of The Last Photos Taken Of Chester Bennington Before He Took His Own Life Was Just Shared By His Wife To Make An Important, Devastating Point

Photo: twitter / @talindab
Chester Bennington's Wife Shared One Of The Last Photos Taken Of The Linkin Park Singer Before His Suicide

It’s been just over two months since Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington’s death, but fans, friends, and family of the artist are still struggling in the wake of his suicide.

This week, his widow Talinda shared a photo on Twitter that very well may be one of the last photos ever taken of Bennington, and it is truly heartbreaking.


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“This was days b4 my husband took his own life,” she wrote. “Suicidal thoughts were there, but you'd never know. #fuckdepression.”

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Though Bennington was open about his struggle with depression in the time leading up to his death, he seemed to be in a good place. Linkin Park had just released new music and the band was gearing up to go on tour. He had also recently purchased a new home for him and his family.


The photo gives you a chilling sense of just how scary depression actually is. Bennington looks genuinely happy, surrounded by his wife and children  — yet just days later, he ended his own life. His pain was invisible, but there nonetheless.

Since his death, Talinda has made it her purpose to bring awareness to depression in hopes to erase the stigma of mental illness, sharing and replying to tweets from fans. According to TMZ, the family is also planning on setting up a suicide awareness organization in hopes of preventing copycat suicides following the deaths of both Bennington and his rocker friend Chris Cornell.


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“I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well,” Talinda said in a statement following her husband’s death.

“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.”

Bennington’s Linkin Park bandmates also set up a suicide prevention website providing resources for those struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).