Chester Bennington's Toxicology Report: Alcohol Found in His System, Tested Positive for Ecstasy


Chester Bennington's Toxicology Report: Alcohol Found in His System, Tested Positive for Ecstasy


However, two additional urine tests did not detect MDMA, which means the Linkin Park singer was not under the influence of the drug when he died.
Chester Bennington's autopsy report is released, more than four months after his death. Based on autopsy and toxicology documents filed by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, the singer had a minute amount of alcohol in his bloodstream at the time of death.

These findings corroborate items found at the scene by investigators. It was reported that a pint glass of Corona beer, an empty bottle of Stella Artois and also a prescription bottle of Zolpidem, a generic of Ambien, were found around his body.

The rocker, who died at the age of 41, was also tested "presumptive positive" for ecstasy. However, two additional urine tests did not detect the drug, which means that Chester was not under the influence of the drug, also known as MDMA, when he died.

The Linkin Park frontman was described as having "a history of alcoholism, depression, suicidal ideations and prior suicide attempts," The Blast reports. His wife Talinda told authorities after his death that her husband "would have suicidal ideations after consuming alcohol" and threatened to commit suicide in 2006. She also said that Chester had been in an outpatient treatment program.

Chester committed suicide by hanging at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County in July, two months after his close friend and Audioslave's frontman Chris Cornell took his own life by hanging back in May. On the day of Chris' suicide, Chester posted on Twitter an open letter in which he said he "can't imagine a world without you in it." Chester's body was found on July 20, which would have been Chris' 53rd birthday.

He was laid to rest on Saturday, July 29 in a private funeral service at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, California. Over 200 of Chester's family, bandmates and close friends gathered for the funeral near the late singer's home.


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