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It’s been five months since Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington took his own life, and today his autopsy and toxicology results have been obtained by TMZ. According to the report, he had alcohol and ecstasy in his system when he hanged himself. The reports claims, “the Linkin Park singer had a small amount of alcohol and MDMA (ecstasy). 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.”
UPDATE: 12/5/17 9:00PM – Mike Shinoda has confirmed that the toxicology report shared by TMZ earlier today, December 05th, featured an erroneous finding. TMZ have since updated their story in turn. While an initial toxicology report found the traces of MDMA to be presumed positive, two subsequent tests came back negative, ruling out the initial findings. Thus it was determined that Bennington was not under the influence of drugs at the time of his passing.
Just clearing this up: TMZ erroneously printed CB had MDMA in his system when he passed. That was incorrect, they misread the report. They have since corrected their piece, see below. I hope other publications have the decency to do the same. pic.twitter.com/MwglKqjsOc
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) December 6, 2017
Since his death, the band has set up The One More Light Fund to honor Chester. If you would like to make a gift in his memory please visit: http://lprk.co/OMLFund.