Autopsy Report Reveals CHESTER BENNINGTON Had Alcohol In His System (Updated)

Autopsy Report Reveals CHESTER BENNINGTON Had Alcohol In His System (Updated)

According to TMZ, Chester Bennington's autopsy shows that he had alcohol in his system at the time of his death. The toxicology results also reveal that the LINKIN PARK singer's blood tested "presumptive positive" for MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, based on ELISA, an antibody-based test. However, according to USA Today, a mass-spectrometer test, which is used to find specific drugs and quantify the exact amounts found, failed to detect the drug in the urine sample, where drugs remain for a longer period of time. Therefore, the ultimate conclusion was Chester was not under the influence of drugs when he died. Authorities found a prescription bottle of Zolpidem, which is used to treat insomnia, on his dresser. There was also a pint glass of Corona, which was less than half full, and an empty bottle of Stella Artois.

Chester's wife Talinda told the police that Bennington had been prescribed anti-depressants in the past, but had not taken them for more than a year.

Dr. Christopher Rogers, deputy medical examiner at the Los Angeles Coroner's Office, wrote in the report that "autopsy findings are characteristic of suicidal hanging. There was a history of suicidal ideation."

Bennington died on July 20 after committing suicide at the age of 41. He had been open with the press and public about his struggles with depression, drugs and alcohol, which landed him in rehab twice around 2006.

Nani Cholakians, an investigator with the Coroner's Office, deputy medical examiner at the Los Angeles Coroner's Office, wrote in the report that Chester was found "hanging with a ligature around his neck. The ligature was a black leather belt with a metal buckle engraved with 'Hugo Boss.' The belt was looped around [Chester's] neck, then through the buckle, before extending up towards the door frame. The belt passed between the top edge of a door and the door frame. The buckle was at the posterior of [Chester's] neck.

"On a dresser in the room was a prescription for Zolpidem 10mg containing one tablet broken in half. It was filled on 06/29/2017. Also on this dresser was a one-pint glass bottle of Corona, less than half full.

"On the counter of an attached bathroom was an empty glass bottle of Stella Artois, two bottle caps (Stella and Corona), two pairs of glasses, a wallet and a towel."

The full report can be found at this location.

LINKIN PARK paid tribute to Bennington on October 27 with an emotional three-hour show that featured numerous guests joining the band onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Among the artists who performed with the band throughout the show were BUSH's Gavin Rossdale, Jonathan Davis of KORN, Alanis Morissette, the instrumental members of NO DOUBT, Oli Sykes of BRING ME THE HORIZON, BLINK-182, M. Shadows and Synyster Gates of AVENGED SEVENFOLD and many more.

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