Results of Chester Bennington's Autopsy Revealed

Lawrence Kim
December 6, 2017

The tragic, unexpected death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was ruled a suicide by hanging on July 20, when his body was discovered in his Los Angeles home.

As TMZ reports, autopsy and toxicology results show that Bennington had alcohol and MDMA in his system at the time of his passing.

Both alcohol and ecstasy are both said to have been in his system when he hanged himself.

Authorities reportedly also found a prescription bottle of Zolpidem, or generic Ambien, on his dresser. Chester's wife, Talinda, told cops he would do that when he was anxious. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Bennington's Dead by Sunrise band mate Ryan Shuck says that a month prior to his death, Chester had been sober for six months.

During the Hollywood Bowl event, the singer's widow thanked fans for their enormous show of support in the weeks since his death, and urged them to help tackle mental health as a nod to Bennington. "And saving lives is exactly what we plan to do in Chester's memory. It is my mission to make it easier, to have access to mental health resources".

Yesterday, the band released a heartfelt tribute to Bennington in the form of a black and white music video from the upcoming "One More Light Live" album.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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