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“We will always love you”: Chester Bennington’s ex-wife pays tribute as funeral is held for Linkin Park singer


The ex-wife of the late Chester Bennington had penned an emotional tribute to the Linkin Park singer who was buried during a small funeral service over the weekend.

Samantha Bennington, who is the mother of his son Draven, was married to the singer until 2005 and has described the effect of Bennington’s positive effect following his tragic suicide earlier this month. 

“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”, she wrote in a post on Facebook.

“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.”

Furthermore, a small and private funeral service was held near his home in Palos Verdes, California, according to TMZ.

With a stage fitted with a drum kit being set up at the funeral, guests were handed wristbands similar to those found at gigs as a touching reminder of how much music influenced his life.

It is thought around 200 close friends and family attended the service.