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Jared Leto Pays Tribute to Chester Bennington at MTV VMAs 2017

Jared Leto paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington, who tragically took his life earlier this year, at the 2017 MTV VMAs.

“I think about his wife and his six incredible children,” Jared said on stage. “I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers. And I remember his voice, at once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever.”

“If there is anyone out there who is watching this tonight who feels like there is no hope, hear me now: You are not alone,” Jared continued. “There is always a way forward. Reach out, share your thoughts, do not give up.”

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Chester Bennington's Ex-Wife Puts Funeral Organizers on Blast: 'I'm So Disgusted!'

Chester Bennington‘s ex-wife Samantha Marie Olit is furious at the organizers who arranged the late Linkin Park frontman’s funeral.

“My son [Draven] & I have not had an opportunity to speak not even at his funeral ( that only represented his life that he was married to his new wife) no photos but one of him anywhere, it was more like checking into KROQ’s Weinie Roast Festival,” she wrote in a status update on Facebook on Wednesday (August 23).

Chester is survived by his wife Talinda and their three kids, as well as his son with Samantha and two children from another relationship.

“We’re were photos of him,? why did the program look like a cheap happy hour menu?! I’m so disgusted on so many levels! Their were many friends & family that should have been there but when you turn a funeral into reducing someone’s life into only 12 years that’s what you get!”

“You all forget the sacrifice my husband & I made financially & keeping peoples positions in place when we we were young and participate making LP even happen. Shame on you!! The truth on every level will come out,” she added.

“I hope you like capitalizing on his death .. karma is real. I send you back all your energy to you a thousand time folds! Look in the mirror, I hope you like what you see.”

Chester and Samantha married in 1996 and divorced in 2005. They had one child together, Draven, in 2002.

Chester Bennington Filmed 'Carpool Karaoke' Before His Death, James Corden Releases Statement

Before his tragic death, Chester Bennington from Linkin Park recorded an episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

Creator and producer James Corden was asked if the episode would air, and he responded in the most respectful manner.

“We will approach in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,” James told the Associated Press. “We consider it to be not our decision to make. We will navigate as delicately as possible and I’m just an ear to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it, really. It’s completely up to them and that’s a conversation we haven’t even thought about having right now… It’s a tragedy.”

Chester‘s wife Talinda responded on Twitter saying, “Thank you @JKCorden.”

Chester Bennington's Death Certificate Reveals New Details

Chester Bennington‘s death certificate has been released.

The Linkin Park singer committed suicide at age 41 two weeks ago at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in California.

The new document from the L.A. County Department of Health, obtained by TMZ, reveals that the exact cause of death was hanging by belt.

TMZ also reported that Chester was found hanging from a door in his bedroom, similar to how his good friend Chris Cornell took his own life back in May. Chester committed suicide on Chris‘s birthday.

ICYMI, read Linkin Park‘s official statement and see other celebrity reactions.

Chester‘s former bandmate Mike Shinoda also shared an update with fans one week after the death.

Our thoughts continue to go out to Chester‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Pens Note to Fans One Week After Chester Bennington's Death

Mike Shinoda is sharing an update with fans following the death of his former Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington, who committed suicide at the age of 41.

The 40-year-old musician has already revealed that the news left him “shocked and heartbroken,” and Linkin Park has released an official statement as well.

READ MORE: Celebrities Mourn Chester Bennington After His Death – Read Tweets

Now, one week after the death, Mike has taken to Twitter to explain how fans can celebrate the late singer’s life.

“One week. Feels like forever. I’m here for a couple updates,” Mike wrote, adding, “If you need a (local) place to celebrate Chester, look to http://tiny.cc/lpmemorial and the amazing fan sites I’ve previously mentioned.”

He continued by letting fans know how they can donate and buy merchandise in Chester‘s honor, as well as what to do if they are having suicidal thoughts.

He also thanked fans for their love and shared a drawing of the band’s interconnected hands.

Click inside to read the rest of Mike’s tweets…More Here! »

Chester Bennington's Widow Talinda Releases Heartfelt Tribute

Talinda Bennington, the widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, is speaking out in a heartfelt tribute to her late husband.

Chester was found dead after committing suicide week at his home in California at the age of 41.

“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,” Talinda said in the statement. “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,” she added. “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.”

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Chester Bennington's Cause of Death Confirmed as Suicide By Coroner

Chester Bennington‘s official cause of death has been confirmed as a suicide by hanging.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed the news to People and have closed the case.

The 41-year-old Linkin Park singer was found dead last week at his home in Palo Verdes Estates, California. He was pronounced dead just after 9:00 am after being found by a housekeeper.

If you missed it, Linkin Park wrote a touching note to the late singer.

Our continued thoughts are with Chester‘s loved ones during this time.

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