Chester Bennington's Autopsy Report Released

Thursday, 07 Dec, 2017

The Nu-metal pioneer's was confirmed as suicide by hanging. It's unclear when an autopsy was performed, but the results are now reportedly being revealed.

Bennington committed suicide by hanging in July (17), after battling depression and previously suffering addictions. Police also found fingernail fragments underneath the 41-year-old singer's bedside table and underneath his iPhone.

While the toxicology report is the last chapter in Bennington's tragic story, his death has sparked a great deal of discussion about what mental illness looks like and how insidious it can be. The publication revealed about 200 friends and family members were in attendance.

His final purchase later led many to believe he may have been setting up his wife and six children for life ahead of his death. He was telling me, down to the detail, what he would do in the first hour he wanted to drink: "'I basically just take it hour-by-hour every day'". We feel your loss as well.

In November 2016, the former frontman for Linkin Park got drunk, tied himself up and jumped in his swimming pool.

If you're struggling, you can find more information via Samaritans and Mind or you can call the Samaritans helpline on 116 123.

Ever since Bennington's suicide, his fans and loved ones have remembered him with handsome tributes.

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 hosted its own tribute concert in September with guest performances by Blink 182, Alanis Morissette, and Korn. They included Blink-182, Alanis Morissette, Avenge Sevenfold, and No Doubt.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is free, confidential, and open 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.