Ron Elkman, USA Today

Chester Bennington: Was this February Interview A Cry for Help?

By: Kelly Meyers

July 27, 2017

In the days since the suicide death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, many people have been asking if there was a cry for help that may have been missed. 

Bennington was found dead in his home last Thursday after he hanged himself. Bennington openly shared his struggles with depression and addiction and often wrote songs about what he was experiencing.

Now an interview from this past February is going viral because many people are now seeing this as his cry for help:

The 41-year-old singer seemed to be planning and thinking about the future. He even bought a new family home in June.

We may never know his true motivations on that dark day last week. Did depression get the best of him? Did the birthday of one of his closest friends, the late Chris Cornell, trigger something?

The guys from Linkin Park recorded this song for one of their friends who passed away from cancer and now it's being used as a tribute to Chester worldwide. 

If you're struggling with depression and thinking of suicide you can always get help! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available by calling -800-273-8255. The Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.