Chester Bennington’s Widow Shares Tribute on Singer’s 45th Birthday
Talinda Bennington, widow of Chester Bennington, has paid tribute to the late Linkin Park singer on what would have been his 45th birthday.
This past Saturday, March 20, Ms. Bennington shared a video of Chester dancing with their son, Tyler, along with the following message:
“Happy Birthday ❤️❤️❤️
You would have been 45 and yes, Tyler would have you doing this dance again! This life without you never gets easier or less painful. We miss you dearly. We will celebrate you in so many ways today….Tyler teaching the girls and I this dance will be just one. We love you forever ❤️❤️”
You can view the video of Chester and Tyler below.
Bennington died of suicide in July of 2017, at the age of 41. In addition to Talinda and Tyler, he is survived by his sons Jaime, Isaiah, and Draven, and twin daughters, Lily and Lila.
In 2019, Linkin Park’s co-frontman, Mike Shinoda, said he was open to the idea of reviving the band without Bennington:
“We all thrive making and performing music. I know the other guys, they love to be onstage, they love to be in a studio, and so to not do that would be like … I don’t know, almost like unhealthy.”
“As long as that connection and interest is there, I think that is our driving force to figure out Linkin Park.”
“It’s not my goal to look for a new singer. If it does happen, it has to happen naturally. If we find someone that is a great person and good stylistic fit, I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody. I would never want to feel like we are replacing Chester.”
Meanwhile, last year, bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell revealed that band had been “working on ideas” for new music:
“For us, with the band, we’ve been kinda writing and doing that whole bit before [the coronavirus pandemic] started, so casually at this point we’re doing Zoom meetings to eat lunch together and say, ‘Hi.’ But we’re not able to get together and write or do that whole bit. So working at home a little bit, working up ideas.”