Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington posthumously appe…
Footage has emerged of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke – just six days before he killed himself.
The American rock singer was found dead in the bedroom of his home in Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, on 20 July.
In scenes taped on 14 July, Bennington can be seen singing along to several Linkin Park hits with bandmates Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and guest Carpool Karaoke presenter Ken Jeong.
Sat in the driver’s seat, Bennington challenges Jeong to prove himself as a worthy addition to the rock band.
The actor responds: “It feels like a band already. We’re already fighting.”
The quartet go on to perform renditions of Outkast’s Hey Ya and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Under The Bridge, as well as Linkin Park’s Numb, In The End and Talking To Myself.
At one point between songs, Bennington tells Jeong: “This is probably the greatest day of my life, right now. This is so fun, this is the best.”
After pulling up, Bennington, Jeong, Shinoda and Hahn then move onto a party bus to sing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama and Aerosmith’s I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing.
The 23-minute long episode, which has been published on Facebook with the permission of Bennington’s family, ends with a link to a charitable fund set up by the band in honour of the singer.
Following Bennington’s death, the rock group said “the shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened”.
In a statement addressed to Bennington, it added: “We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demon who took you away from us were always part of the deal.”
Meanwhile, Ken Jeong tweeted that he was “in shock and heartbroken”.
Bennington died on what would have been the 53rd birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, who killed himself in May this year.
The Linkin Park frontman was married and had six children.
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