Chester Bennington's family to decide if Linkin Park 'Carpool Karaoke' should air

Posted August 12, 2017

Bennington, 41, a father of six, died from suicide on July 20.

That's pretty evident in a preview of an upcoming episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" in which LeBron lets it loose to Michael Sembello's "Maniac" from the movie "Flashback" with host James Corden. In a teaser clip, we see the band get behind the wheel with comedian Billy Eichner and sing along to classics like "Enter Sandman" - as well as cuts from Disney's The Little Mermaid and Rihanna's "Diamonds".

On Tuesday, Late Late Show host and Carpool Karaoke executive producer James Corden told the Associated Press that Bennington's family will be consulted about the episode's future. "We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want to because I don't think there's any other way we could deal with it, really". But Corden admitted that he hasn't had the chance to speak with Bennington's family members.

"It's completely up to them and that's a conversation we haven't even thought about having right now", he added, calling the singer's death "a tragedy".

Losing Chester Bennington was a frightful shock; seeing him in an episode of Carpool Karaoke would be incredibly bittersweet.

The segment shot to fame as part of James' Late Late Show talk show but now has a life of it's own on YouTube after pretty much EVERY episode went viral and this one is no different.

In mid-July, we found out that Linkin Park had recently filmed an episode, but the tragic death of frontman Chester Bennington might keep the Carpool Karaoke episode off air. Pictured: Bennington performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party presented by State Farm at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California.