The music industry lost two major players this year, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, to suicide.
Just six days before Chester Bennington died, the band had recorded a “Carpool Karaoke” for Apple Music. Filmed with comedian Ken Jeong, this video is funny and heartwarming. It just goes to show us, once again, that being outwardly happy doesn’t mean that someone is not at risk for suicide. Bennington is seen laughing, singing, and having fun with his bandmates.
Apple Music and Linkin Park decided to release the video as a tribute to Bennington, who has been remembered as a good person, a great rock’n roller, and a loving friend and family member.
If you or a loved one is feeling suicidal, please know that there are compassionate people available 24/7, just a phone call away. Call 1-800-273-8255. Or visit www.suicideispreventable.org.
Also, Linkin Park has set up a charity in Bennington’s honor. Find out more at musicforrelief.org.