Chester Bennington made arrangement for kids
Chester Bennington made arrangements for his children to stay in contact in his will.
The Linkin Park frontman - who took his own life in July - was father to six kids from three relationships and he instructed the trustee of his family trust to ensure there was money set aside for travel expenses for the youngsters to see one another.
Chester’s will - which was filed in probate court in Los Angeles, and obtained by TMZ - 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.”
Chester had three children, Tyler, 11, and six-year-old twins Lilly and Lila, with wife Talinda, as well as Jaime, 21, from his relationship with Elka Brand, and her son Isaiah, who he adopted in 2006, and 15-year-old son Draven with ex-wife Samantha.
The trust doesn’t make clear how much money the ‘Crawling’ hitmaker left behind.
Talinda is named as executor of the rocker’s will, but the alternative executor is listed as his former business manager, Jonathan Schwartz, who is currently in federal prison for wire fraud.
Meanwhile, a tribute gig in honour of Chester is due to take place next week and his bandmate Mike Shinoda recently admitted he expects the show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles will be “super hard”, but thinks it will be good for them and their fans.
He said: “I had gone to Rick Rubin as a source of guidance. He said, ‘I think you guys need to get onstage.’ I think that’ll be the thing that’ll feel good. It’ll be super, super hard. We haven’t gone out together in public, we haven’t played.
″[He said] ‘The fans want to see you. Not because they want to see a show, there’s a cathartic experience that needs to happen and it’ll inform what you guys are doing.’”