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It was the general consensus, but now the Los Angeles acting chief coroner Dr. Christopher Rogers, has officially ruled Chester Bennington's death as “suicide by hanging.”
As reported, the Linkin Park singer’s family was out of town when their housekeeper discovered his body on Thursday morning (July 20). More details of Bennington’s death emerged over the weekend...It’s now known that the 41-year-old was found hanging from a belt on a bedroom door and a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, though it was not near his body.
A suicide note was not discovered. Bennington was pronounced dead at 9:08 a.m. And at the time of this report, funeral arrangements had not been announced. As expected by many, the band canceled their US. headlining tour.
Bennington took his life on singer, Chris Cornell’s birthday. Just 2 months ago, Cornell also committed suicide by hanging. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- Bennington struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.
- An autopsy is pending, and toxicology tests are also likely to be carried out.
- Bennington played his last concert with Linkin Park just two weeks before his death (on July 6) at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England.