Yes, That Was Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on ‘Shahs of Sunset’

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Sunday night’s episode of “Shahs of Sunset” featured an unexpected cameo: Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who died by suicide on July 20.

The rocker and his wife Talinda were guests as a party thrown by then-pregnant “Shahs” star Asa Soltan to welcome the coming birth of her son. At seven-and-a-half months, as Soltan stated on the show, the soiree, which was also attended by Paris Jackson, would have taken place in late November or early December 2016. In the episode, she is seen talking to the Benningtons about her “life-changing” trip to Israel, an experience she chronicled in a film that was shown during the event.

A scene from "Shahs of Sunset" featuring Asa Soltan and Linkin Park's Chesterbennington.

What’s the connection between the Persian reality personality and the rock star? “Talinda is a friend,” Soltan told Bravo’s Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens: Live,” which followed the episode, noting that Bennington was a father to six children. “He was an incredible soul and an amazing person, it breaks my heart.”

Earlier in the week, Bennington’s widow shared a touching photo of her late husband and their kids taken days before his death, captioning it with the hashtag “f—depression.”

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  1. Depression is such a lonely disease. This is why it’s never going to be be cured, prevented or treated with success. Those who suffer with it don’t know what worse, the depression itself, the side effects of treatment(s), or those around you who exclaim…”how can you do this to me?”.
    As if it’s a choice.
    A depressed person isn’t selfish. Depression is not a state of mind you choose to be in. Anyone who has a level of maturity or experience in life knows this.

  2. Logan Espinor says:

    Chester, you’ve been a big part of my childhood. Most of the LP fans are still in shock because of what he did. And what he did was idiotic. I can’t understand why he did this to himself and his fans and family. He had 6 CHILDREN and a WIFE WHO LOVES him. Linkin Park was a band I’ve been listening to since I was four years old. His lyrics were depressing, he battled drug abuse and depression. And Chester took it hard when Chris killed himself. Now that Chester did it on July 20th (Chris’s 53rd birthday), I just… Ugh. I can’t believe this. And I don’t think anyone can. Will Linkin Park go on? Will we heal from this experience? The only answer I have is this:

    I don’t know

  3. Amirul Islam says:

    I still can’t believe this, I just really can’t, chester was there when I felt lonely or joy or with my crowd around with all of his heart touching songs. Couldn’t think of a good music but linkin park, can’t explain how much he and his music meant to me. Cried the whole night away and sleepless for nights for this worldly person’s demise. He inspired me to be an avid listener to nu metal genre. never ever can I forget his voice, his lyrics and all his attitudes….. don’t know how I would truly express my condolences of his sad demise.

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