The 41-year-old had three children with his wife — son Tyler, and twin daughters Lilly and Lila– and children Jamie, Isaiah and Draven from previous relationships.
Bennington’s ex-wife Samantha Bennington (mother of Draven) shared her memories of the late singer on Sunday.“Words can not express the devastating loss that my son & I both, along with the rest of our families are feeling over my ex husband & son’s father’s recent passing,” she wrote on Facebook. “I pray from my soul that he is at peace and no longer suffering.”She continued, “Chester, as one of my best friends of the age of 19, a husband, father to my son, business partner, and all we created together, I’m truly honored to have completed our soul contracts together, build all we did together, & thank you for giving me the greatest gift ever, our beautiful son Draven.“I promise to continue to raise a great man who has integrity, humility, kindness, & most of all compassion & love,” she wrote.
"If fans come up to me, I talk to them, " he said, "I'm not an egg.
I don't need this protective wall." So when he had to choose a password for his email account, he just typed the first thing that came to mind, something short and easy to remember: Charlie. It was March 2006, and for Talinda, 29, life was good.
Only 30, Bennington had survived a tough past of drugs and abuse.
He married and had a child, then endured a bitter and costly divorce.
"Thank you for giving me the greatest gift ever, our beautiful son Draven." Pop singer Kiiara performed a musical tribute to Bennington at New York City's Panorama Festival on Sunday, her first live performance since his death.
Kiiara is featured on Linkin Park's seventh studio album, , the first single from the album, released before Bennington's death on July 20.When a group of overenthusiastic teenage girls mobbed him and ripped out some of his hair, he took it in stride."The fans are the biggest reason we do what we do," Bennington told me at a recording studio in West Hollywood.He was dressed in ripped black pants, black knee socks, and a long black coat with Lenin's face stitched on the side.He had recently remarried, this time to a gorgeous schoolteacher named Talinda, and moved into a 6,000-square-foot house in Orange County.Fans loved the pierced and tattooed man-boy for his primal scream and his approachability, the way he would sign their photos and wave back to them at the grocery store.Over 200 of Bennington’s close friends and family gathered for a private funeral near the late singer’s home, TMZ reported.