LP singer had drugs in system when he killed himself

Publish Date
Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 12:06PM

Chester Bennington was found with drugs and alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

The Linkin Park frontman committed suicide in July, and an autopsy report shows that he had a small amount of alcohol as well as methamphetamine and MDMA in his system.

The report also reveals that the singer still had his boarding pass from his flight earlier in the day in his pocket, having returned home early from a family vacation, according to The Daily Mail.

Bennington's lifeless body was discovered by his maid on July 20 when she went into his room to tell him that an Uber had arrived to pick him up.

The autopsy results are characteristic of suicide, a report from LA County Medical Examiner reads.

"There was a history of suicidal ideation."

TMZ was the first to obtain the report.

Bennington was found wearing unbuttoned blue jeans and black underwear with no shirt.

No suicide note was found and there was a pint glass of beer that was half full on Bennington's bedside table.

Bennington had left the family holiday early because he had to work on the day in question, and his wife received the call about her husband while driving back from Arizona with their children.

The maid said that she saw Bennington the night before when he arrived home around 10:30pm (local time) and noted that nothing seemed out of the ordinary at that time.

Bennington's wife told police that he would have suicidal ideations after drinking, and that he had been sober for six months prior to his suicide.

She noted that at one point in 2006 he drank and left the house, threatening to take his own life, forcing her to call police to find him.

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