Update: Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has revealed that the earlier reports that Chester Bennington had ecstasy in his system were untrue and the story has been corrected. You can read more here.
The autopsy and toxicology results have been obtained following the death of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington back in July. The frontman was found dead in his residence after reportedly hanging himself.
According to the toxicology report, Chester had a small amount of alcohol in his system as well as MDMA (ecstasy) according to a report obtained by TMZ.
The report continues: “Authorities found a prescription bottle of Zolpidem — generic Ambien — on his dresser. There was also a pint glass of Corona, which was less than half full — and an empty bottle of Stella Artois.”
According to the report, Chester had a history of suicide attempts, including one occasion where he left the house with a gun after drinking heavily. It was also noted that Chester was currently in an outpatient treatment program and had told friends that he had been sober for six months.
“He’d been prescribed anti-depressants in the past, but had not taken them for more than a year … according to Talinda.”
Additionally, police noted that a suicide note wasn’t found but that Chester had written what they described as an “apparent autobiography” before his death.