It’s been one week since the world received the horrifying news regarding Chester Bennington’s death. The frontman for the popular band Linkin Park took his own life last Thursday leaving family, friends, and fans in complete and total shock.
One thing is for sure, Bennington’s legacy will live on through the music of Linkin Park which helped define a generation and impacted so many lives along the way. Soon, fans may get to see one of the last music projects Bennington worked on just prior to his death.
Linkin Park along with actor Ken Jeong, filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series less than a week prior to Bennington’s death. The band had shared a photo from the set of themselves along with Jeong with the caption, “Fun day with @kenjeong @CarpoolKaraoke @AppleMusic – stay tuned.”
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 14, 2017
Jeong had also tweeted in response, effectively adding himself as an additional member of the band by giving them an appropriate name change, “Lin-Ken Park”
Lin-Ken Park. https://t.co/R3bYFDcECG
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) July 14, 2017
The filming of the episode was, no doubt, filled with fun and laughter, a thought which hopefully can help grieving fans remember one of their favorite band during some happier times. There is no word yet on when or if the Carpool Karaoke episode will be released.
Upon learning of Bennington’s death, Jeong offered his condolences and shared in the shock we are all still experiencing:
I am in shock and heartbroken. All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) July 20, 2017
Over the past several days, Linkin Park has canceled their remaining tour and has released an emotional letter to their friend as well as launching a website in an effort to pay tribute to their late band member while also offering support and resources to those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 24, 2017
In case you or someone you know needs support, here are some resources which can help:
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
- Crisis Text Line, the free, nationwide, 24/7 text message service for people in crisis, is here to support. For support in the United States, text HELLO to 741741 or message at facebook.com/CrisisTextLine.
- For support outside the US, find resources at https://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).