Chester Bennington's Wife Breaks Her Silence

'How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul?'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2017 3:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – "We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy," Rolling Stone quotes Talinda Bennington as saying in her first public comments since her husband's suicide last week. Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead July 20. TMZ reports Talinda called Chester her "soulmate" and a "hero" to their three children. "How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul?" she wrote in a statement. "The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left."

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Talinda and Chester were married in 2006, People reports. She called her husband "a bright, loving soul with an angel’s voice." In the statement, she thanked fans for their outpouring of support, saying, "We feel your love." She said her husband is now "pain-free singing his songs in all of our hearts." She added to fans: "Turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would've wanted us to do so." (Read more Chester Bennington stories.)

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