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Chester Bennington's Widow And Son Remember Star On Fifth Anniversary Of His Death

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Chester Bennington's Widow And Son Remember Star On Fifth Anniversary Of His Death

Chester Bennington's family have paid tribute to the Linkin Park singer on the fifth anniversary of his death.

The musician took his own life on this day in 2017, aged 41, and his wife Talinda – who was married to him for 11 years – has remembered him in a post on TikTok.

In the video, she can be seen sitting in a garden, with the accompanying text reading: "Just sitting here thinking that I can't believe it's been five years since I last saw you and kissed your sweet face goodbye."

She captioned the post: "5 years. I didn't think I could breathe this long without you. R.I.P. my love."

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Meanwhile, their son Tyler – one of three children they had together – urged people struggling with their mental health to reach out for help.

Alongside a video comprised of photos of Chester, he wrote: "I can't believe it's been half a decade without you.

"If you or any one you know struggles with mental illness, please get the help you need."

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Talinda also paid a tribute to Bennington in March, on what would have been his 46th birthday.

Posting a photo of Bennington celebrating a past birthday and holding a present, Talinda wrote: "Happy Birthday my love! We miss you so much.

"The pain doesn't get any easier but you get used to it is what they say. I'm not sure I believe that at all.

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"There's no getting used to this type of grief. I'm doing my best to raise our babies the way we always talked about.

"You were my other half and it is so hard walking without you. I love you and we are celebrating you today."

Grammy Award-winning musician Bennington had suffered depression and substance abuse in the years before his death.

Linkin Park formed in Los Angeles in 1996 but went on hiatus following his death; however, they have now begun working on new music.

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Talinda, a former Playboy model, has since become a mental health campaigner and founded the non-profit organisation 320 Changes Direction.

Here's a list of the leading mental health helplines and services that are just a call away in the UK:

Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will talk to you about anything that's bothering you. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected] or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 164 0123 from 7pm to 11pm every day

The Mix take calls from under 25s on 0808 808 4994 from seven days a week from 3pm to 12am. You can request support by email using the form on The Mix website or using their crisis text messenger service

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Papyrus HOPELINEUK is there for under 35s struggling with suicidal feelings, or those who are concerned about a young person who might be struggling. You can call them on 0800 068 4141 every day from 9am to 12am. You can also email [email protected] or text 07860 039 967

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) caters specifically to males on 0800 58 58 58 from 5pm to midnight every day. Alternatively, you can use their webchat service

The Nightline website allows students to see if their university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too

Switchboard is there for people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and can be reached on 0300 330 0630 from 10am to 10pm every day. You can also email here or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+

The Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L). is available for those who live in Wales and can be contacted on 0800 132 737, which is open 24/7. You can also text 'help' followed by a question to 81066

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Mental Health

Jake Massey
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