Chester Bennington Had Booze, Ecstasy In His System When He Died

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The toxicology portion of the autopsy report, obtained by USA TODAY, revealed a "presumptive positive" for methamphetamine or MDMA (ecstasy) in his blood using ELISA, an antibody-based test. There was also a pint glass of Corona, which was less than half full - and an empty bottle of Stella Artois.

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has been found dead after an apparent suicide. In addition to those two substances, authorities also found a prescription bottle of Zolpidem, which is a generic sleeping aid, on his dresser. Also present was a journal with a biography that was handwritten but not dated.

In the report, the coroner wrote, "autopsy findings are characteristic of suicidal hanging".


'There was a history of suicidal ideation'.

There were pieces of fingernail lingering underneath the celeb's iPhone - which his wife, Talinda, told cops was a habit of Chester's whenever he felt anxious.

Talinda added Chester was now in an outpatient treatment program. He had been prescribed antidepressents in the past but had not taken them for more than a year; similarly, before his death he'd told friends he had been sober for six months. "He was describing an hour-by-hour battle with addiction", Shuck said. A boarding pass from Bennington's flight the previous day was still in his pocket at the time of his death. "You don't need much to lose your mind for a minute".

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