Scott Weiland & Chester Bennington’s Children Uniting Will Melt Your Heart


Late Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots singer Chester Bennington’s ex-wife Samantha has shared a photo on Facebook of her son Draven with late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland’s children Noah and Lucy.

“Friends from birth! Noah, Lucy & Draven Weiland’s & Bennington. Next generation #stonetemplepilots #linkinpark #kidsfromrocknroll most respectful, loving, intelligent & humble teens I know! #proudmommiestatus Mary & Sam #approvedbymoms.”

Scott Weiland died from a drug overdose in December 2015. Chester Bennington died by suicide in July 2017. Weiland fronted STP from the late 80’s until 2013, while Bennington fronted the band from 2013 to 2015.

Noah Weiland wrote about his father on Father’s Day in 2017, “Happy Father’s Day Dad, I see you in me more and more everyday it’s crazy. I miss you and I hope to do the great things you did and more to make you and myself proud.”

Lucy Weiland wrote about her Dad on the second anniversary of his death last month, “Today marks the day of two years. I miss you so much daddy. I can’t wait to see you one day and hear about all the fun your having up there living your best life. Thank you for showing me how to be a star just like you, I love you endlessly 👼🏼🌟.”

Draven Bennington discussed his father’s death in a September 2017 interview to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

“I mean, he was really good at hiding [his depression]. I saw him a week before, I would not even be able to tell one thing was different. I thought everything was going great. It was really difficult. After it happened, you kind of think if it was planned, because I was there the week before, that I got to see him and spend time with him. It’s really difficult when you’re in that moment to actually tell.”

He later said, “I wish he had reached out more, and that he would have talked about it. He did a little bit, but then he’d cover it up a lot. He opened up, and then he starts changing his attitude. He started working out more, he seemed fit and really happy, he didn’t seem like he was as depressed as he was.”

  • Allison Auld

    My heart aches for these beautiful children, the rest of the Bennington children and the Cornell children as well. So much loss…

    • makingconnections

      I’ve had something to do with children and loss in my life and something for all us adults to remember is that often they don’t like people singling them out. Sometimes they feel that people stare at them and find them different and children hate feeling different. They often don’t like to do anything other than carry on their ordinary lives and they like to be engaged with other children having fun and a regular day like they imagine others have. Grief is sometimes delayed until adulthood for children, so don’t necessarily imagine they feel like we would with a huge loss. Yes, they miss the parent who has passed on, and the adults in their lives can make a huge difference in how they cope. An adult who lost her mother at 8 yrs. once told me: “It wasn’t terrible, I didn’t know what I’d lost. The terrible part was watching my father grieve….that was scary.” I didn’t really grieve until I became a mother myself.

  • Eddie Yarler

    Noah looks more like Mary I think. I see Scott’s features in Lucy more.

    • Kay B

      Noah does look like Mary but he also carries that worried look in his eyes like Scott did.