Talinda Bennington, the wife and mother to three of six children of the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, released an official statement Friday calling for fans to support each other in times of pain.

“We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy,” Talinda said in a statement provided by the band’s publicist. “How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left.”

Read Talinda’s statement in full below:

One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their Daddy. We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy. How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left. I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well. My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive. He was a bright, loving soul with an angel’s voice. And now he is pain free singing his songs in all of our hearts. May God Bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would’ve
wanted us to do so. Rest In Peace, my love.

Always,
Mrs. Talinda Bennington

Bennington, 41, died by suicide last week. As the singer for celebrated rock band Linkin Park, Bennington sold tens of million of albums around the world and accumulated a massive fan base. The band’s most recent album, One More Light, opened at the top of the Billboard 200 upon its release in May. Following Chester’s untimely passing, the bands discography continues to climb the charts.

Linkin Park performed their final show with Chester Bennington in Bermingham, England on July 6, 2017. Watch the final show with Chester below.

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