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Chester Bennington’s Ex-Wife Was Scared He Might Take His Own Life Following Chris Cornell’s Death


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Samantha Bennington, the ex-wife of late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, was fearful that her former husband would take his own life back in May in the wake of Soundgarden, etc. frontman Chris Cornell‘s suicide. In fact, a post she shared on her Facebook back on May 18th, 2017 (see below) regarding Chris Cornell‘s suicide tragically rang true.

Cornell and Chester were friends with Chester performing at Cornell‘s memorial service. As many have pointed out, Chester would later take his own life on July 20th—which would have been Cornell‘s 53rd birthday. Both Cornell and Bennington hung themselves.

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Samantha and Chester were married from 1995 to 2005 and had a son named Draven together. She recently shared this tribute to her late former spouse.

As countless publications have since pointed out, Bennington‘s battle with mental illness and depression weighed heavily not only in his music, but also in a number of some of his final interviews.

Samantha Bennington's Facebook Post

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