Our hearts shattered when the news of Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington’s death broke out earlier this year. The nu metal singer-songwriter was later laid to rest as fans around the world as well as many from the music and entertainment industry mourned the passing of the power vocalist.
5 months later, it was revealed that the singer who committed suicide in July eventually hog-tied and attempted to drown himself 9 months before his death. Fortunately, Chester changed his mind and was able to break free from the restraint and saved himself. But the reports were quickly denied by close friends and family of Chester, claiming that it was ‘incorrect’.
With that said, the alternative rock musician’s widow, Talinda Bennington and bandmate, Mike Shinoda broke the silence, firing back at misleading reports of Chester Bennington’s autopsy report. Linkin Park fans were also siding the late musician who struggled from depression, furiously commenting that people should, “Leave Chester Bennington to rest in peace.”
Fun fact- When your husband dies by suicide, the LA County Coroner’s office will PARAPHRASE your private conversation with them to dramatize and sensationalize the story and then SCUMBAG FILTH like TMZ post it for the world to feast on. It was redacted to protect all the kids!!
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) December 6, 2017
Just clearing this up: TMZ erroneously printed CB had MDMA in his system when he passed. That was incorrect, they misread the report. They have since corrected their piece, see below. I hope other publications have the decency to do the same. pic.twitter.com/MwglKqjsOc
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) December 6, 2017
The information however, still remains as a rumour and as news outlets report, the information was redacted due to ‘marital privilege’, to protect the family and loved ones of the singer. Responding to the rumour, officials at the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office commented that, “The report stands as is,” and they would not make further reveals.
What really pisses me off is the fact they make the autopsy report public. Its a very private thing and not anyone's damn business. Hurtful and distasteful. Shame on everyone involved. My love and prayers to his family @mikeshinoda @TalindaB ❤ my heart is with you all.
— Carrie (@Latina_Amer1968) December 6, 2017
Give the kids an extra big hug from the LP family. Their father was amazing and loved them very much. Screw what anyone else says!
— Casey McCarthy (@t3hSt1ngray) December 6, 2017
Chester Bennington‘s official autopsy report also confirmed that the singer did have a small amount of alcohol in his system during his death. In relation to the 41-year-old being tested “presumptive positive” for ecstasy, it was later confirmed after two additional urine tests that the drug was not detected. Hence, it was concluded that the Linkin Park band member’s death was not under the influence of drugs.
Our thoughts go to Chester Bennington’s family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.