Chester Bennington Leaves Entire Estate to Wife and Children
It has been reported that late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has left his entire estate to his wife and six children. According to a will obtained by TMZ from Los Angeles County, there are "certain assets," like the singer's retirement account, that go directly to his widow, Talinda. All remaining assets go into the Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust which was created in 2007 and amended in 2009.
Talinda and Chester had three children together, and the frontman had three more from prior relationships. The will stipulates that all six of the children will be beneficiaries.
Earlier this week (Oct. 24), Bennington, who died by suicide this past August, was posthumously given the 2017 Loudwire Music Award for Vocalist of the Year as presented by Fearless Records. Also notable at the ceremony was the 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."
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