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However, Corden has shared a message with the Associated Press saying that the airing of the episode is not up to him, but rather, Bennington’s family.
“We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,” Corden told the Associated Press.
Following Corden’s statement, Bennington’s wife, Talinda, shared a statement of gratitude for the show’s decision to leave it up to family and friends to decide to air the Linkin Park episode.
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) August 9, 2017
Read Corden’s statement below:
We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled. We consider it to be not our decision to make. We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it, really. That’s it. It’s completely up to them and that’s a conversation we haven’t even thought about having right now because I think it’s really important that we… It’s a tragedy.
Following the news of Bennington’s death, the band launched a special site dedicated to Chester, sharing memories and additional resources for those struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Bennington has been in Linkin Park since 1999 and was part of the band’s massively successful Hybrid Theory, released in 2000. He has been a part of the band’s seven albums: 2003’s Meteora, 2007’s Minutes To Midnight, 2010’s A Thousand Suns, 2012’s Living Things, 2014’s The Hunting Party and their most recent released, 2017’s One More Light.
Our thoughts are with Bennington's family and friends at this time.
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MentalHealth.gov – Get Immediate Help
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American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
National Institute Of Mental Health
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