Chester Bennington Autopsy Report Made A Shocking Reveal

Chester Bennington's autopsy report revealed that he had alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

Chester Bennington Autopsy

Chester Bennington’s autopsy report revealed that he had alcohol in his system at the time of his death but no drugs. Bennington died in July of suicide by hanging. 

The report, published by TMZ and available in PDF form, includes a section by the police officer who discovered the singer’s body. 

The report indicated that the singer was not under the influence of drugs at the time of his death but had a glass of Corona less than half full and an empty bottle of Stella Artois in the room. 

A prescription for generic Ambien with one pill broken in half was found on a dresser in the room. The section indicating to whom the prescription was made out was blacked out.

The coroner who wrote the report noted that “autopsy findings are characteristic of suicidal hanging” and that there was a history of suicidal ideation. 

Bennington’s wife, Talinda, reportedly told authorities about the singer’s previous attempts at suicide, including a 2006 incident when he left the house with a gun after drinking heavily.

According to Talinda, Bennington had been struggling to maintain his sobriety over the past year. 

A month before his death, he told his friend, guitarist Ryan Shuck, that he had only been sober for six months. Shuck also revealed that Bennington had been sending him text messages describing his daily battle with addiction. 

“He was describing an hour-by-hour battle with addiction,” Shuck said. “When I look at it now, it’s horrifying. He was telling me, down to the detail, what he would do in the first hour he wanted to drink: ‘I basically just take it hour-by-hour every day.'”

In the report, there was no mention of a suicide note. However, a journal containing a handwritten biography was found in the room, but it was not dated. 

Fingernails were discovered underneath Bennington’s iPhone, which Talinda claimed was a habit he had when he was anxious. 

She also mentioned that Bennington was recently in an outpatient treatment program and that, to her knowledge, he hadn’t taken antidepressants in a year.

The Ohio-born singer was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Linkin Park, which sold over 70 million albums worldwide. 

Bennington struggled with addiction and depression throughout his life, and his death sent shockwaves to the music industry and his fans. 

The band issued a statement following his death, stating they were “shocked and heartbroken” by the news.

In the wake of his passing, Bennington’s wife and bandmates have been vocal about the need for mental health awareness and support. 

They launched the One More Light Fund to honor Bennington and support organizations addressing mental health issues.

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