The famous rock band, Linkin Park, is now mourning the death of their band member, Chester Bennington. TMZ is reporting that Chester has committed suicide by hanging himself.
According to TMZ, Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. The body of Chester was discovered Thursday morning.
Reports state that the singer suffered from drugs and alcohol use for many years. He had also previously disclosed he considered committing suicide because “he had been abused as a child by an older male.”
Now, in the days since his death, Chester’s wife is speaking out publicly. She just issued a heartbreaking statement about her late husband. You can read it below.
“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. 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. 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.
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