Chester Bennington's Wife: 'My Husband was Murdered and I Have Proof'
Linkin Park singer's wife makes announcement about his death
Following the tragic news of Chester Bennington's sudden death this week, his wife has announced that she has proof that her husband didn't commit suicide.
Talinda Ann Bentley has shocked fans of the late Linkin Park singer by revealing that Mr. Bennington was dead before his body was hung.
In a post from her official Twitter account, she said:
"he was already dead before he hung himself, I have proof.."
The post was removed again shortly after it was posted and retweeted many times by disillusioned fans.
Chester Bennington's death has been shrouded in suspicion since his body was found on Thursday morning in his Los Angeles home.
He was pronounced dead on the birthday of his close friend Chris Cornell who was also found in the exact same way a little over 2 months prior.
Both men were found hanging behind a door and, on each occasion, the police prematurely ruled their deaths as suicide.
Friends and family of both Cornell and Bennington said they were shocked by the news as neither of them was in any way suicidal before their deaths.
A close friend of Mr. Bennington said that he knew something "troubling" about Chris Cornell's death.
The new claims about Bennington's death from his wife have now raised even more questions about the legitimacy of the "suicide" ruling.
Yahoo reports: Tweets posted from the official account of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington's wife Talinda Ann Bentley on Friday suggested her husband “didn’t kill himself”.
The tweets were posted hours after 41-year-old Bennington was found dead at his Los Angeles home in an apparent case of suicide.
His family is yet to issue an official statement on his death.
Shinoda, Linkin Park’s rhythm guitarist, is yet to respond to the tweet. Ann Bentley followed the first tweet with another tweet that said: “he
Ann Bentley posted the tweet that said: “he was already did before he hung himself, I have proof..” It's not clear what her tweet meant.
It's not clear at this point what her tweet meant by "proof".
Social media users expressed remorse over the vocalist's death.
I am in tears.Chester just told me how happy he was…..He was such a sweet and talented man……Ifeel so sad for his family,band mates and fans— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) July 20, 2017
Bennington and Ann Bentley got married in 2005 after his divorce from his first wife Samantha Marie Olit was finalized.
The couple lived with their children — son Tyler Lee Bennington and twins Lilly and Lila — in Gilbert, Arizona. Bennington has three other children —son Jaime from a previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Elka Brand, adopted son Isaiah, and son Draven from his first wife.
Ann Bentley — a former Playboy model — regularly posted tweets and photos of her husband while he was away on musical tours.
Most recently, she posted a photo of herself along with one of their daughters July 6, saying they missed Bennington — who was on tour.
She also called Bennington the “man of her dreams” when she wished him on Father’s Day on June 18.
Shortly after she wed Bennington, Ann Bentley was harassed by a cyber stalker, Devon Townsend. In 2008, Townsend was sentenced to two years in jail.
During the cyberstalking incident, Ann Bentley said she could trust no one except her husband.
“I didn’t know who to trust. I literally only trusted my husband. Our family and closest friends were all suspects,” she said.
Ann Bentley is yet to issue an official statement following her husband’s death.
Shinado has been the only person so far close to Bennington who confirmed the Linkin Park frontman’s death.
He wrote on Twitter: “Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”
Linkin Park is scheduled to start the American leg of their promotional tour for their seventh album “One More Light” on July 27.
It remains unclear whether the group will still go on with planned concert without their frontman.