Chester Bennington’s widow shares photo taken days before his death

Chester Benninton's wife has shared a heartbreaking photo of the Linkin Park star taken just days before he took his own life earlier this year. 

The photo, posted on Talinda Bennington's Twitter, shows the couple and their family smiling and laughing as they spend quality time together at the seaside.

She wrote: “This was days b4 my husband took his own life. Suicidal thoughts were there,but you'd. Never kmow (sic).”

Just one week after Chester died by suicide in his California home, aged just 41, Talinda released an emotional statement in which she referred to their “fairytale life” together.

“May God bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. Chester would've wanted us to do so. Rest In Peace, my love," she wrote.

His death shocked fans around the world, and in an effort to help others who may be experiencing similar mental health issues, his family have set up a suicide awareness charity.

The Linkin Park front man was buried in a private service, where it's believed around 200 relatives, friends and fellow musicians were in attendance.