Chester Bennington’s autopsy reveals traces of alcohol

The report also showed that his blood was “presumptive positive” for the drug ecstasy after one test, although two further tests did not detect the substance.

Published: 06th December 2017 01:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2017 01:55 PM   |  A+A-

Chester Bennington | AP


WASHINGTON: Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found with alcohol in his system at the time of his death, according to autopsy and toxicology reports.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the ‘Castle of Glass’ hit-maker had a “trace amount” of alcohol in his blood at the time of his death.

The report also showed that his blood was “presumptive positive” for the drug ecstasy after one test, although two further tests did not detect the substance.

So, it was concluded that that the musician was not under the influence of the drug when he passed away.

The report also reveals that the singer still had his boarding pass from his flight earlier in the day in his pocket, having returned home early from a family vacation.

The talented musician tragically took his own life by hanging at the age of 41 in July this year at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Bennington's lifeless body was discovered by his maid on July 20 when she went into his room to tell him that an Uber had arrived to pick him up at the home.

No suicide note was found and there was a pint glass of beer that was half full on Bennington's bedside table.

Bennington's wife told police that he would have suicidal ideations after drinking and that he had been sober for six months prior to his suicide.

She noted that at one point in 2006, he drank and left the house with a shotgun threatening to take his own life, forcing her to call the police to find him.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed the 'Numb' singer will leave some assets, directly to his wife Talinda Bennington, whilst the rest of his estate will go to the Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust. 

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