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Apr 12, 2001

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was filmed in an episode of Apple's upcoming show Carpool Karaoke: The Series just days before his death.


Earlier this month, the band tweeted an on-set photo with Bennington pictured alongside Linkin Park band members Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda, and Ken Jeong, best known for his role as Ben Chang on the NBC sitcom Community.

Carpool Karaoke: The Series, based on the popular segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden, is set to debut August 8 on Apple Music. Apple did not immediately respond when asked if Linkin Park's episode will still be released.

Bennington committed suicide last Thursday, resulting in an outpouring of grief from his family, friends, and fans around the world. Linkin Park has set up a website in his memory and tweeted a message about him earlier today.

"Our hearts are broken," the band said. "You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we've seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world."

"I am in shock and heartbroken," tweeted Jeong. "All my thoughts and prayers go out to Chester and his family and friends at this time."

Article Link: Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Filmed Carpool Karaoke Episode For Apple Music Just Days Before His Death
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Jul 22, 2015
Key Largo
They’ll air it in honour of him and what he did for and meant to many a person from the early 2000’s.
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Apr 29, 2009
Silicon Valley, CA
Lost in translation probably (I'm Italian) but I wasn't referring to death itself, but to hear and see a suicide person talking lightly in a TV show.

It’s always a little tough only because they seem to happy in public so their death seems more out of character. Robin Williams is a perfect example.
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macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2010

This story just keeps getting more heartbreaking. I've been listening to LP non stop over the past few days in Chester's memory.

I look forward to the episode; I genuinely hope he enjoyed his time on the show.

Same here, my friend. Hybrid Theory was a big part of my youth. It shaped how I feel about music and how important music is to me. He made so many people and brought joy to millions over the years. I'm sad he felt so alone and out of options at the end.
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macrumors 604
Sep 22, 2012
Andover, UK
I was 30 when Hybrid Theory came out and had just come out of a long term relationship..... quality album that got me through some bad times.... and gutted Chester has gone.
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macrumors 65816
Sep 16, 2006
His newer albums with songs like 'What I've Done' are good too.
One More Light in particular becomes very special after you've seen his performance on May 18 at Jimmy Kimmel's show, a few hours after Cornell's suicide. He couldn't complete the last few lyrics of the song because he was crying. I don't even know how he managed to show up there in the first place. I liked the song at first, but since I've seen that video, I'm shocked and can't listen to this song without having a tear in the corner of my eye.

He managed to communicate an energy and emotional engagement like no other when he sings. I remember a few songs on Minutes to Midnight that I didn't like on the album, and when I've seen his live performance at Toronto in 2008 I fell in love with every single song. You can see his "Rolling in the deep" performance on YouTube and I'd say he got it better than Adele.

RIP... :(
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Oct 1, 2015
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It’s always a little tough only because they seem to happy in public so their death seems more out of character. Robin Williams is a perfect example.
Comedy is often a tool used by people to cover up sadness. It's a fairly common thing for comedians to have depression issues, as contradictory as the two emotions seem.
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