According to TMZ, a preliminary investigation into Chester Bennington‘s suicide last week has turned up no apparent signs of drug use at the time of his death.
Law enforcement say investigators found no illegal drugs or prescription drugs while searching the LINKIN PARK frontman’s home following his July 20 passing. It was previously reported that there was a partially consumed bottle of alcohol in the bedroom where the 41-year-old singer was found hanging.
It is not presently clear if Bennington had any drugs in his system at the time of his death. Toxicology results are pending.
Bennington was found dead in his home in Palos Verdes by one of his employees shortly before 9:00 a.m. last Thursday. A Los Angeles County coroner confirmed that the cause of death was “suicide by hanging.”
In a 2013 interview with HardDrive Radio, Bennington advised kids who are having a tough time with life to avoid taking such a drastic step. “The thing about life is like, you can’t predict the future but the future’s there,” he said. “You just have to wait out. Life gets better, so don’t make those in-the-moment rash choices like suicide. Talk to your parents, you know, talk to the counselor at school. They’re there for you. They’re the people that are gonna care about you and they are gonna care about your feelings.”
Bennington bought the home just two months before he committed suicide there. The singer paid $2.4 million for the five-bedroom, four-bathroom resident in June and moved into the two-story, 3,956-square-foot house about seven weeks ago.
LINKIN PARK has canceled plans for a North American tour, with the future of the group unclear at this point.