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Chester Bennington’s Autopsy Reveals Drugs and Alcohol in System at Time of Death [Update]

UPDATE: TMZ has amended their initial report stating that “the Linkin Park singer’s blood also tested ‘presumptive positive’ for MDMA (ecstasy) … based on one test. Two subsequent tests did not detect the drug, and the ultimate conclusion was Chester was not under the influence of drugs when he died.”

Details on the tragic suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington have become clear, as TMZ reports the results of Bennington’s toxicology report. According to what was reported, Bennington had a small amount of alcohol in his system as well as MDMA (ecstasy). Authorities at the scene uncovered a prescription bottle of Zolpidem, a generic form of Ambien, on his dresser. There was also a half full pint glass of Corona and and empty bottle of Stella Artois.

Reports stated shards of Bennington’s fingernail were found underneath his iPhone as well as on a bedroom table. According to his widow Talinda Bennington, it was due to a nervous tick he had whenever he became anxious. She also stated Bennington had a long history of depression and attempted suicide, including one instance in 2006 when he left their home armed with a gun after binge drinking. She also stated Bennington was in an outpatient recovery program, and a month before the tragedy had told his friends he was six months sober.

Bennington hung himself this past July 20 in his home, and did not leave a suicide note but a handwritten “apparent biography,” according to police. Since then, outpourings of Bennington tributes have come forth, including a large concert held this past October. Guests at the performance included Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes, Korn‘s Jonathan Davis, Machine Gun Kelly, Blink-182 and a whole host of other musicians who came together to honor Chester’s memory.

Read the full report over at TMZ.

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