Chester Bennington's autopsy released

New details have been released surrounding the untimely death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington after his autopsy and toxicology reports were released.

 

The 41-year-old, who died by suicide in July this year, had traces of MDMA, or ecstasy, in his system at the time of his death it has been revealed, with RadarOnline obtaining the reports.

The outlet adds the father-of-six had a prescription bottle of sleeping aid Zolpidem and beer in his bedroom, according to the official report.

Chester Bennington died from suicide

Chester Bennington's autopsy report has been released. The singer had traces of drugs in his system at the time of his untimely death in July. Source: Getty

"There was a history of suicidal ideation [in Bennington]," the autopsy reads, coinciding with the Coroner’s report. "Autopsy findings are characteristic of suicidal hanging."

The report also confirms emergency services and authorities who attended the scene found pieces of Chester's fingernail underneath his iPhone and under a bedroom table.

Chester's wife Talinda Bennington confirmed to police her husband would scratch the items when he was anxious, with RadarOnline adding the report also showed she revealed to authorities at the crime scene Chester's past suicide attempts and history with depression.

An attempt was noted from 2006, where Talinda told police Chester had left the family home with a gun following a drinking bender.

Talinda also reportedly confirmed the singer hadn't taken his prescribed anti-depressants "in over a year" but was continuing treatment in an outpatient treatment program and had reportedly told friends he had been sober for six months.

Talinda Bennington opens up about Chester

Chester's wife Talinda Bennington reportedly confirmed her husband's history with depression and addiction at the crime scene. Source: Getty

Talinda shared the final photo of Chester shortly after his death. Source: Twitter

Linkin Park's tribute to Chester Bennington

Linkin Park recently released a touching tribute to their late frontman. Source: YouTube

The release of the report comes as Linkin Park shared a touching tribute to their late frontman in an emotional video of his last performance of their track, Crawling.

The live recording was filmed just before the frontman's sudden death in July this year, after he took his own life following a long battle with depression.

Taking to Twitter to share the poignant dedication to their lost bandmate, fans expressed how moved they were by the video which shows Chester spending the entirety of the song among the crowd.

Linkin Park with Chester Bennington

This is the first track from Linkin Park's tribute album, seen here with Bennington in the noughties. Source: Getty

The song, which is an acoustic version of their legendary original, is the first look at their tribute album One More Light: Live, which is released next Friday December 15.

“Chester was uniquely passionate, uncommonly generous, sensitive, optimistic, and kind, the band wrote on Twitter recently. "With his voice, he turned pain into catharsis, authenticity into art, and passion into connection. His dedication to bringing these songs to life was triumphant."

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