Chester Bennington’s Widow Asks Fans to Stop Leaving Items at Home Where He Died
The widow of Chester Bennington has asked fans to refrain from leaving cards and gifts at the house where the late Linkin Park frontman took his life. In a series of tweets, Talinda Bennington made the request due to the fact that the family is no longer living at the residence and the actions are disturbing the current tenants.
"Please go to Warner Bros Records as a place for memorial for @ChesterBe," Talinda says. "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."
Chester Bennington's birthday falls on March 20. Had he lived, he would be turning 42 years old. The singer died by hanging last July, following in the footsteps of Chris Cornell, who took his life in the same manner while on tour with Soundgarden in May. Bennington's suicide occurred at his California home.
"We have moved into a new home...and the well meaning fans that still come to the house, are disturbing our tenants," Talinda Bennington adds. "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."
Talinda also pinned a retweeted post from Adam Ruehmer, who works in digital marketing for Warner Bros. and was previously the marketing manager for Linkin Park.
"Linkin Park fans - as a reminder, please continue to use @wbr as a location to drop off flowers, letters, or anything else in honor of Chester," Ruehmer tweeted last week (Jan. 5). "Please respect his family's privacy and don't go to the house. Also, in lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the One More Light Fund."
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