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Chester Bennington’s Wife Shares Home Video Shot A Day Before His Death

Written by Tom Williams on September 18, 2017

The wife of late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has shared an intimate home video shot a day before his death in July at the age of 41.

Taking to Twitter, Talinda Bennington has prefaced the video by telling followers, “My next tweet is the most personal tweet I have ever done. I’m showing this so that you know that depression doesn’t have a face or a mood.”

Upon sharing the video, she wrote, “This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him. #fuckdepression #MakeChesterProud”

The clip, which you can watch below, features Chester Bennington sampling some trick jelly beans with his family. After tasting a ‘rotten eggs’-flavoured one, he pretends to be sick, before eventually laughing and smiling at the camera.

Earlier this month, Talinda Bennington also shared a candid family photo taken just days before her husband’s death, saying, “Suicidal thoughts were there, but you’d never know.”

The new home video comes as Chester’s 15-year-old son Draven Bennington (from his ex-wife Samantha Bennington) spoke out about suicide this week, in videos released for National Suicide Prevention Week in the US.

“I want to make a commitment that I will talk to someone before I hurt myself when I’m feeling depressed, sad or going through a hard week, month or year,” he says in one video, as Linkin Park’s song ‘Numb’ plays in the background.

“I want to challenge you to do the same — to help yourself, not hurt yourself.”

Chester Bennington was laid to rest at a private funeral in July.

If you or anyone you know needs help or information regarding mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

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