It has only been eight days since Chester Bennington committed suicide and for others, it feels like eternity. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has been keeping fans in the loop via Twitter, advising them to call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline if they’re feeling suicidal along with warning them not to buy Chester Bennington merch from bootleggers.

Today (28), Bennington’s widow Talinda Bennington has issued a statement expressing her life has turned into, “some sick Shakespearean tragedy.”

Read the statement below:

“One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their Daddy. We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy. How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left.

I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well.

My babies are so young to have lost their daddy. And I know that all of you will help keep his memory alive. He was a bright, loving soul with an angel’s voice. And now he is pain-free, singing his songs in all of our hearts.

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.”