Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington’s Autopsy & Toxicology Report Released (Updated)


Update – December 05th, 2017 – 08:56pm:

Linkin Park vocalist, etc. Mike Shinoda has confirmed that the toxicology report shared by TMZ earlier today, December 05th, featured an erroneous finding. TMZ have since updated their story in turn. In the initial report it was stated that Bennington was found to have traces of MDMA in his system at the time of his passing.

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While an initial toxicology report found the traces of MDMA to be presumed positive, two subsequent tests came back negative, ruling out the initial findings. Thus it was determined that Bennington was not under the influence of drugs at the time of his passing.

Original Story:

TMZ have obtained the autopsy and toxicology report for late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, who took his own life on July 20th by hanging himself. According to the report, a small amount of alcohol and MDMA were found in his system at the time of his passing. A prescription bottle of sleeping aid Zolpidem (generic Ambien) as well an empty bottle of Stella Artois and a half full pint glass of Corona were also found near his body.

Interestingly, an undated journal containing what appeared to be a handwritten biography was also found in the room where Bennington took his own life, as was another typed apparent biography in another nightstand. Said journals were kept as part of an ongoing outpatient treatment program for addiction issues which Bennington was enrolled in, according to his widow.

Bennington, who had a history of depression and struggled with suicidal thoughts in the past, had previously been prescribed antidepressants, but hadn’t used them in over a year according to police findings. According to the report, his housekeeper, who saw him the night prior to his suicide, noted nothing in his behavior was out of the ordinary.

A redacted version of the entire report can be found over at TMZ.

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