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Chester Bennington had alcohol in system when he died

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington had alcohol in his system when he died from suicide over the summer, a final autopsy report released Tuesday revealed.

The report from the Los Angeles County Coroner said investigators found an empty glass bottle of Stella Artois and two bottle caps for Stella and Corona in a bathroom attached to the room where his body was found inside his Palos Verdes, Calif., home.

Toxicology test results confirmed the presence of alcohol in several samples taken by medical examiners.

The report said Bennington’s heart blood also showed a “presumptive positive” reading for MDMA, but a test of his urine came back clean for the drug commonly known as ecstasy.

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Bennington’s wife told investigators the “In The End” singer had a history of depression, suicidal ideations and past suicide attempts, the report said.

“He would have suicidal ideations after consuming alcohol,” the report said. “In 2006, he was consuming alcohol heavily and threatened to commit suicide. He had left their home with a gun, and she had to call the police to find him.”

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The Linkin Park frontman killed himself on July 20.

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The report also said investigators found multiple fingernail pieces on a table and gathered under his phone.

Bennington’s wife reported that he often broke off pieces when he was anxious.

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Bennington, 41, had just returned from a family vacation in Arizona when he was found lifeless by a housekeeper on July 20.

The date would have been his close friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

Cornell, the 52-year-old Soundgarden singer, died from suicide on May 18.

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Both deaths were ruled suicide by hanging.

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Bennington and Cornell were close friends, with Bennington named the godfather to Cornell’s 11-year-old son, Chris.

Bennington sang “Hallelujah” at Cornell’s funeral.

The beloved Linkin Park singer left his family vacation early because he had a work commitment, his wife Talinda Ann Bentley told investigators.

Linkin Park was one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s.

The Grammy-winning group garnered millions of fans with a sound that fused both rock and rap.  

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