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Chester Bennington’s ex-wife shares tribute after reports of private funeral service

Chester Bennington’s body was found at his home in Los Angeles County.

USA TODAY

A day after reports say that a private funeral service was held for Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, his ex-wife shared a tribute to him with the public.

Arizona native Bennington, 41, died July 20 at his home in Palos Verdes Estates in south Los Angeles County. His death was ruled a suicide.

His ex-wife, Samantha Bennington, posted Sunday on Facebook that she was heartbroken. “Words cannot 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. “Unreal to stay the least!”

She continued: “I pray from my soul that he is at peace and no longer suffering.”

Bennington and Samantha Marie Olit were married from 1996 to 2005 and had one son together. Bennington married Talinda Ann Bentley in…

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