Coroner Confirms Chester Bennington's Cause of Death

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 21, 2017 1:28 PM CDT
A coroner confirmed Friday that Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died from hanging.   (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging, the AP reports. Coroner's office spokesperson Ed Winter says the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday.

Winter says a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, but no drugs were evident. Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. A suicide note was not found. An autopsy has not yet been scheduled. (Read more Linkin Park stories.)

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