'There's a hole in our family' Chester Bennington's wife Talinda shares emotional plea about family photo following his death

Chester passed away last year

Chester Bennington and wife Talinda

Chester Bennington's widow Talinda has asked for fans' help on how to tackle her family’s yearly portrait now that her husband has passed away.

Taking to Twitter with her emotional plea, the late Linkin Park singer’s wife revealed that she and her brood are struggling to cope with the star’s passing.

'FAMILY - it's time for our annual family photos. Any advice on how to keep up the tradition while we are deeply grieving the loss of Chester,' she wrote on the social networking site.

She continued by informing her followers that, despite the family’s pain, they are determined to carry on and pose together as usual.

'There’s a hole in our family. But those us left standing need to continue this yearly tradition, especially for the little ones.'

Chester - who found fame in 2000 when his band released their debut single One Step Closer - sadly took his own life in July 2017, at age 41.

Touched by the mum-of three's words, a number of her followers rushed to share their suggestions on how the family could make the pictures work.

'Have the kids hold one of their favourite photos with their dad', one sweetly stated, prompting another to quip: 'I love that idea.'

A second user told Talinda that she might like to consider opting for something a little more spiritual.

'Have a representation of an angel depicted behind, and over the family, looking down on them,' they said.

'Or you can take a picture of him, enlarge it and put it in a beautiful frame. Then when the family poses, everyone can hold the picture.'

A third added: 'Tough decision. I think a small gesture like wearing Chester's pin would be a nice nod to him but I believe it really wouldn't take much. As you have said before, he lives on in the faces of your children and he is always with you anyways.'

As well as fathering three kids with 41-year-old Talinda, Chester was a dad to three other children from a previous relationship.