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Talinda Bennington Shares Touching Video of Chester Bennington Professing His Love

Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The widow of Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington, Talinda Bennington, has been consistently showing her love for her late husband through Twitter since his death this summer. Recently, she uploaded a video Chester had sent a few months prior to his passing, a very sweet message professing his love.

“I just wanted to tell you how much I love you and how much I miss you,” Chester says in the video. “And I just think that you’re the most amazing woman in the whole world. You’re such a great mom, and you’re the best wife. And I’m so glad that you and I can always find a way to keep the magic alive and keep our love strong and be there for each other no matter what. And I just want you to know how much I appreciate you, and how great you are, and I miss you. I love you. Bye.”

Talinda’s caption on the clip reads, “My one true love. I miss these msgs from my @ChesterBe.This was 2 months before he died. #fuckdepression #makechesterproud.” See the video below.

It was announced recently that Bennington’s entire estate has been given to Talinda and his six children. Talinda has received certain assets such as the singer’s retirement account, and everything remaining has gone into the Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust for their kids.

Bennington’s memory was honored at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards, where he was posthumously awarded Vocalist of the Year, as presented by Fearless Records. Also notable was the the moving acceptance speech given by Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, who spoke in an emotional tribute to the singer.

“This is for Chester fucking Bennington, a voice of a generation that we lost this year. I’d like to take a moment in front of you to remind everyone tonight that you are not alone. Life is fucking hard, it is. And all of us, we have terrible beasts and demons and vices that we battle daily, all of us do. And as humans, we have a responsibility to everybody,” started Hale.

“We have a responsibility to everyone to lift each other up because we are all in this ride together, all of us. So I’d like to empower you to stand up and stop the bullying. Stop hating people for stupid fucking reasons. It’s 2017. We end this shit now. And instead of spewing ignorant and hateful comments, how about we leave message about love and encouragement and hope and empowerment and fucking rock and roll, how about that? I’ve seen it first hand in my career and I think you all can agree with it. I’ve seen first hand the power of words, and how one kind comment can change the course of someone’s life. It can change what they do, who they want to love and give them something to live for,” she continued.

Hale concluded, “So remember, before you start ranting something on Facebook, remember that you are powerful enough to really help someone or truly hurt someone. So choose to spread positivity instead of negativity, alright? And Chester, we loved you. You will be missed and I am so sorry that you felt like you had to leave this way. But all of the people here tonight and all of the men and women you healed through your music, you reminded us that we were not alone. Through all of us, you will carry on and your music and your message and your voice will live on forever.”

See Talinda’s video above.

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