The late singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, took his own life in 2017.
Bennington was born on March 20, 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona, and many are taking a moment to remember the singer of the nostalgic rock band on what should have been his 46th birthday.
One person who took the loss especially hard was his wife, Talinda, who remembered her late husband with a heartbreaking tribute on Instagram.
Chester Bennington’s Widow Posts A Smiling Throwback Photo Of Bennington On His Birthday
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Bennington married the former Playboy model Talinda Ann Bentley in 2006. The couple shared three children: Tyler Lee Bennington (born March 16, 2006) and twins Lily and Lila (born November 9, 2011).
On Sunday, Talinda took to Instagram to reveal a snapshot of happier times. In the photo, the “In The End” singer is smiling and holding up a gift bag with the words “Happy Birthday” written across the front.
“Happy Birthday my love! We miss you so much,” she wrote in the caption. “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. 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.”
Many fans expressed their support and condolences. Kevin Hines commented, “@talinda320 sending you thoughts and prayers and much love from the Hines family. I feel the same way, the pain does not get easier or go away, we can simply look to the living, those who still remain and try…just try to move forward. Chester was an incredible man and light in this 🌎 but remember so are you. Wishing you healing however long it takes. Happy Birthday Chester.”
“Happy Birthday Chester. This year I completed a dream of getting your flames tattooed in honour of you,” another fan commented. “I made sure to spice it up because yours are yours, and these are mine. I always turn to your music, your poetry, your words when times get tough for me, and you always help me through. I can’t imagine what you’re feeling today Talinda, stay strong. We all love and support you and are thankful for everything you’ve done with 320 and in honour of Chester. Thank you.”
“gosh…. your words brought tears into my eyes…. and I promised myself not to cry today.. instead I wanna celebrate him as we always did! 🥺” another shared. “but thx for sharing this lovely pic with us, talinda! ❤️ you’re a great mom and chester would be proud of you!!! 🙏🏻 happy birthday angel, rock in heaven today! 🎉🖤🤘🏻”
Many More Pay Condolences To The Late Chester Bennington
— Famous Birthdays (@FamousBirthdays) March 20, 2022
Happy Birthday to Chester Bennington, the biggest vocal inspiration in my life. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/RzVg0a0Ds9
— 𝕂𝕒𝕝𝕒 |👽 (@Kala) March 20, 2022
Today would’ve been @ChesterBe‘s 46th birthday.
A musician we miss more with every passing year.
Thankfully his legacy lives on in the music he made with @linkinpark and others, providing so much joy for millions of fans around the world. 🕯️ pic.twitter.com/Mu9S3HXyF7
— Kerrang! Radio (@KerrangRadio) March 20, 2022
happy birthday up in the skies Chester🌈✨
i miss you everyday, but i will continue to celebrate you, your life and the impact you made in this world during the time you were here.❤️#ChesterBennington #MakeChesterProud #LinkinPark pic.twitter.com/Q3wlJuMcBP
— GOZZA ψ (@LPGozza) March 20, 2022
You might be gone but no. Not your songs, not your legacy, not even you. You will always be missed! We miss you and Happy Birthday Chester Bennington ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Kun0wEkRW1
— Sephiroth Hewley (h.m) (@MelgarejoHarly) March 20, 2022
Today is Your day, Chester. A real hero, incredible talent, eternal inspiration, a bright soul, a wonderful angel. I love You more than possible. You are forever in my heart, sunshine boy. Happy birthday, greatest of legends.#ChesterBennington #Chester #CelebrateChesterLife pic.twitter.com/oDgnO0VhSw
— Julia (@Julia_Shadow) March 20, 2022
Happy Birthday Chester Bennington.
— Ethan Welch (@Ewelch2003) March 20, 2022