James Corden Says Chester Bennington’s Family Will Decide If Linkin Park’s “Carpool Karaoke” Episode Will Air

Linkin Park filmed an episode of Apple Music‘s “Carpool Karaoke” series less than a week before Chester Bennington’s tragic death. Now, James Corden has revealed that Bennington’s family will be able to decide whether or not the episode, which was hosted by Ken Jeong, airs. Corden told Associated Press the following:

“We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled. We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it really. It’s completely up to them and that’s a conversation we haven’t even thought about having right now … it’s a tragedy.”

Chester Bennington’s Friends, Former Bandmates, Etc. Share Their Final Conversations With The Linkin Park Vocalist

Rolling Stone have shared a new article focusing on the final conversations Chester Bennington’s (Linkin Park) friends, former bandmates, etc. had with him. You can head HERE to read their comments. On another note, the article also mentions that Bennington did have a drinking relapse last year. This may be significant, due to the fact that a half empty bottle of alcohol was in his room at his time of death.

Kiiara Pays Tribute To The Late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) At New York City’s Panorama Festival

During her performance at New York City’s Panorama Festival, Kiiara, the vocalist who sang on Linkin Park’s single “Heavy”, paid tribute to Chester Bennington, who sadly took his own life on July 20. The tribute began with her sitting silently as Linkin Park’s “Battle Symphony” played. The track was then followed by “Heavy” with the music video playing in the background, as Kiiara and her band performed her part of the song live, along with Bennington’s recorded vocals. This news comes after Kiiara previously shared a letter she wrote for Bennington.

Chester Bennington’s (Linkin Park) Ex-Wife Samantha Comments On His Death

Chester Bennington‘s (Linkin Park) ex-wife Samantha Bennington has commented on his death. You can read what she had to say below. The vocalist was laid to rest yesterday in at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, CA.

Samantha’s statement:

“Words can not express the devastating loss that my son & I both, along with the rest of our families are feeling over my ex husband & son’s father’s recent passing. Unreal to stay the least!

I pray from my soul that he is at peace and no longer suffering.

My son & I are extremely spiritual & would like to share our believes with you in hopes it brings a little comfort.

We do not believe there is a hell. We believe that we as souls make “soul contracts” we agree to come into this world with the knowledge of our destiny & when it’s fulfilled we move on to a higher vibration of energy, meaning “the next level”. He fulfilled his destiny while helping others every step of the way through his music, a hand shake,a conversation, or even a hug.

No matter if you saw him on stage, had an opportunity to meet him anywhere he truly touched everyone in a positive way. He absolutely loved singing for each & every one of you & for all of his friends & family at home all the time. I have always missed him singing throughout our home & loved it when he would visit, he would sing for us every time we ask or just spontaneously . He absolutely had a God given talent!

We are all created the same & connected so Chester you are never “gone”. Our souls & energy are forever connected.

Chester, as one of my best friends of the age of 19, a husband, father to my son, business partner, and all we created together, I’m truly honored to have completed our soul contracts together, build all we did together, & thank you for giving me the greatest gift ever, our beautiful son Draven.

I promise to continue to raise a great man who has integrity, humility, kindness, & most of all compassion & love.

I do feel your presence as a guardian angel watching over us & Im extremely filled with gratitude.

Thank you to Draven’s god parents Uncle Stefie & Moni along with friends & family for joining us in with a raw ruby crystal that we shared a prayer, we all kissed the stone, & prayed to chester to find peace & fill his heart with love. Then our son through it in the ocean as an offering to God/Source.

We also want to thank our family and friend who traveled close & far for their support & continuous love.

We will always love you Chester.
From the bottom of our hearts .. love Sam & Draven Bennington”

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Laid To Rest At Private Service In California

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who trgically hung himself on July 20, was officially laid to rest during a private service at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, CA on July 29. The funeral was attended by his family, friends, bandmates, and other fellow musicians. There was also a stage set up for various musical tributes. Among those in attendance was Austin Carlile (ex-Of Mice & Men), who shared the following:

The service today was beautiful. Thank you Linkin Park, thank you Chester. For everything ❤❤❤

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Linkin Park’s Dave Farrell Comments On Chester Bennington’s Death

Linkin Park’s Dave Farrell has officially commented on Chester Bennington’s death in a series of tweets today. You can read a compiled statement below.

“It goes without saying, this last week has been extremely difficult. The outpouring of love and kindness I’ve received from friends and fans from all over the world has been incredible. I wish I could personally thank every one of you for your love and support. A huge part of Chester‘s legacy will be the memories we hold of him in our hearts. He was an enthusiastic, playful father. An honest, and passionate musician, and a loyal friend. I’ve been touched to see memorials that have been held worldwide. If you have pictures from any memorials or events you’ve attended in memory of Chester, please send your favorites, I’d love to repost them.”

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Urges Fans To Avoid Spending Money On Chester Bennington Merch From “Scumbag Bootleggers”

If your a Linkin Park fan, chances are you have seen ads for bootlegged merch from people trying to make money off Chester Bennington’s tragic death. Mike Shinoda has now shared a series of tweets in which he urges fans not to buy theses items. He also offered some advice in terms of providing people with anti-suicide resources, and showing them where they can actually donate in Bennington’s memory.