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Linkin Park releases ‘Talking to Myself’ video shortly after Chester Bennington’s death

The video comes minutes after police reported the frontman dead in a private residence in Los Angeles.


Bryan Rolli


Posted on Jul 20, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:15 pm CDT

Linkin Park released a new music video for “Talking to Myself” today, shortly after frontman Chester Bennington died.

The video, which includes footage of the band touring the world and playing massive concerts and festivals, was released at 9:01am, minutes after police discovered Bennington’s body in a private residence in the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles. The death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

Bennington’s death coincides with what would have been the 53rd birthday of his friend and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died in May.

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda tweeted this afternoon that he is “shocked and heartbroken” by Bennington’s death, and an official statement from the band will come soon.


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*First Published: Jul 20, 2017, 3:09 pm CDT