Linkin Park Filmed ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Just Days Before Chester Bennington’s Death
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found dead on Thursday after an apparent suicide by hanging.
Prior to his passing, Linkin Park completed their filming for their episode of the Apple TV show Carpool Karaoke.
It’s unclear if, and when, the episode will air.
The new series is a spin-off of James Corden’s popular sketch from The Late Late Show.
Linkin Park tweeted out a photo of themselves, along with comedic actor Ken Jeong, filming for the show back on July 14.
“Fun day with @kenjeong @CarpoolKaraoke @AppleMusic - stay tuned,” they tweeted along with the pic.
After Chester’s passing, Ken tweeted out his shock at the heartbreaking news.
“I am in shock and heartbroken,” the 48-year-old wrote. “All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time.”
I am in shock and heartbroken. All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time.Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) July 20, 2017
The singer/songwriter was only 41 at the time of his passing.
Chester was found early Thursday morning in a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles.
He was found with a belt around his neck and there was no suicide note.
It’s now believed Chester may have mimicked the suicide of his close friend Chris Cornell, the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.
Chris also hanged himself in May.
Yesterday, the day Chester’s body was found, would have been Chris’s 53rd birthday.
The two singers were incredibly close and Chester even wrote an open letter to Chris after his passing, which he shared on Twitter.
“I’m still weeping, with sadness, as well as gratitude for having shared some very special moments with you and your beautiful family,” he wrote.
“You have inspired me in many ways you never could have known,” he continued. “I pray you find peace in the next life.”
Our thoughts are with Chester’s family and friends at this time.