Chester Bennington’s widow urges fans to stop gathering outside family home
Chester Bennington’s widow has urged fans of the late singer to stop setting up memorials outside their former family home.
The Linkin Park frontman passed away in July last year after he took his own life, and his widow Talinda Bennington has said that whilst she is thankful for the continued “love and support” of his fans, she has pleaded that all tributes be paid at Warner Bros Records, rather than the couple’s previous private residence.
Talinda and her children Tyler, 11, and six-year-old twins Lilly and Lila - all of whom she had with Chester - have since moved house, and she believes the “well meaning” fans are “disturbing” the new tenants.
Talinda also revealed plans for a birthday memorial in honour of the ‘Crawling’ hitmakers 42nd birthday in March, and said a “permanent memorial” was also in the works.
Writing on Twitter, she said: “Please go to Warner Bros Records as a place for memorial for @ChesterBe. We will have a special memorial for his birthday but we are still trying to figure out the details. Thank you for all of your love & support.
“Our family will receive all of your cards and gifts still. And we deeply appreciate them.
“We have moved into a new home...and the well meaning fans that still come to the house, are disturbing our tenants. We (our family & the band) are deciding on the best place for a permanent memorial. It’s a big decision and your respect & patience is appreciated. We love you all (sic)”
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed Chester - who also has three children from previous relationships - would be leaving his estate to Talinda and his brood, according to his will.
And Chester also made arrangements for his children to stay in contact with each other.
His will stated: “I request that my children’s mothers or Guardians encourage and allow my children to visit with one another and with my extended family and the extended family of my Spouse on a regular and ongoing basis, so that my children know that they have a large and loving family.”