Chester Bennington Talinda final video

Screengrab via Talinda Bennington/Twitter

Chester Bennington seen laughing, joking in video taken 36 hours before death

Talinda Bennington is using her husband's death to help.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Sep 17, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 5:11 pm CDT

Two months after Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s death was ruled a suicide, his widow has released what she says is the last video of him. And as Talinda Bennington notes on Twitter, depression doesn’t “have a face or a mood,” as her husband jokes and laughs 36 hours before he died.

Talinda Bennington has been using the hashtag #fuckdepression since Chester Bennington’s death, and it’s become a rallying cry for many on Twitter.

As Bro Bible wrote, she was interviewed by Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx last week on his Sixx Sense radio show, and she discussed the hashtag’s genesis.

One of those sleepless nights, I was on Twitter and reading through hundreds of condolences to myself and my children. I started to notice that fans were saying they were hurting, and they didn’t know what to do. It weighed heavily on my heart, because their words were comforting me. I just thought to myself, what if we could just talk to each other?


…Somebody had tweeted me that her sister had committed suicide in December, and six days later her other sister committed suicide, and then her mother was dying of cancer. I just tweeted out, ‘LP family, let’s let her know she’s loved and needed.’ That just kind of took off.


Mike [Shinoga of Linkin Park] started #MakeChesterProud, which I thought was awesome, trying to spread positivity, so I tagged that. Somebody on Twitter said, ‘I’m so sick of being depressed all my life, [fuck] depression.’ I read that, and I just heard Chester, because he was always saying the F word.

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.).

If you are a teen dealing with depression or other mental health issues, see for a list of resources and organizations that can help you. If you are an adult, see Mental Health Resources.

H/T Bro Bible

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2017, 2:40 pm CDT