Chester Bennington's Wife Tweets Emotional Message on Kids' First Day of School

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Talinda Bennington arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas.

The first day of school is usually an emotional event for any parent, but for Talinda Bennington, widow of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, the beginning of this school year was emotional in an entirely new way.

"2day our kids began kinder & 6th w/out their Dad," Bennington wrote on Twitter. "It was terribly emotional. My heart is with any widowed parent raising their kids."


The silver lining to Bennington's heart-breaking message is the outpouring of support she received in response, suggesting she doesn't have to stay strong on her own.