Autopsy report: Chester Bennington had alcohol, no drugs in system
PHOENIX — An autopsy report showed that Linkin Park lead singer and Arizona native Chester Bennington had alcohol but not drugs in his system when he took his own life.
TMZ posted the report that showed a trace amount of alcohol was found in Bennington’s blood stream. Two opened beer bottles were found in the home where he hanged himself.
One toxicology test was positive for MDMA, commonly referred to as ecstasy. However, two subsequent tests were negative and authorities concluded he did not have any drugs in his system.
A bottle of generic Ambien was found in the house. Bennington’s wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, said he had been prescribed anti-depressants in the past but had not used them in more than a year.
Bentley also said Bennington was enrolled in an outpatient treatment program when he died. He had told friends he was sober for 6 months.
Bennington took his own life in July inside his home in Palos Verdes Estates near Los Angeles.
Bennington was also survived by his six children from two marriages.
He and Bentley split time between their homes in Gilbert and California.
Bennington was born and raised in the Phoenix area. He attended Centennial High School in Peoria before making it big in the music world.
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