The results of Chester Bennington‘s autopsy and toxicology reports have been released on Tuesday (December 5).
Authorities reportedly also found a prescription bottle of Zolpidem, or generic Ambien, on his dresser. There was also a pint glass of Corona, which was less than half full, and an empty bottle of Stella Artois.
There was no suicide note according to the report, but police found what they call an “apparent biography,” which was handwritten.Continue Reading
Rob Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, and Brad Delson accepted the award for Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock and they paid tribute to their late band member Chester Bennington.
“We want to dedicate this award to him, to his memory, to his talent, to his sense of humor, to his joy… I want you guys to take a moment to appreciate what you’ve got and make Chester proud,” Mike said.
Watch the video below.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 20, 2017
The band, along with Chester‘s fans and loved ones, gathered for the Linkin Park Celebrates Life in Honor of Chester Bennington concert on Friday (October 27) at the Hollywood Bowl.
The event is also being livestreamed on YouTube for fans around the world.
Chester tragically passed away at the age of 41 in July after committing suicide.
The show marks the band’s first live performance together since Chester‘s death.
Blink-182, Bring Me the Horizon, Machine Gun Kelly, Korn‘s Jonathan Davis, Kiiara, Zedd, members of No Doubt, Yellowcard‘s William Ryan Key, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold‘s M. Shadows, and more are also set to perform.
Linkin Park also wanted highlight mental health with the event, sharing a link to the One More Light Fund, where fans can donate in Chester‘s memory.
Linkin Park & Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington – [LIVE from the Hollywood Bowl]
The band’s Carpool Karaoke episode, which was filmed just one week before Chester‘s death, also features comedian and actor Ken Jeong.
“With the blessing of Chester‘s family and his bandmates, we share this episode, and dedicate it to the memory of Chester. This was taped July 14, 2017,” a disclaimer by Apple reads before the footage begins.
Linkin Park is putting on a benefit concert at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27 called Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in honor of Chester Bennington.
Watch below.Continue Reading
“I think about his wife and his six incredible children,” Jared said on stage. “I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers. And I remember his voice, at once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever.”
“If there is anyone out there who is watching this tonight who feels like there is no hope, hear me now: You are not alone,” Jared continued. “There is always a way forward. Reach out, share your thoughts, do not give up.”Continue Reading
“My son [Draven] & I have not had an opportunity to speak not even at his funeral ( that only represented his life that he was married to his new wife) no photos but one of him anywhere, it was more like checking into KROQ’s Weinie Roast Festival,” she wrote in a status update on Facebook on Wednesday (August 23).
Chester is survived by his wife Talinda and their three kids, as well as his son with Samantha and two children from another relationship.
“We’re were photos of him,? why did the program look like a cheap happy hour menu?! I’m so disgusted on so many levels! Their were many friends & family that should have been there but when you turn a funeral into reducing someone’s life into only 12 years that’s what you get!”
“You all forget the sacrifice my husband & I made financially & keeping peoples positions in place when we we were young and participate making LP even happen. Shame on you!! The truth on every level will come out,” she added.
“I hope you like capitalizing on his death .. karma is real. I send you back all your energy to you a thousand time folds! Look in the mirror, I hope you like what you see.”
Chester and Samantha married in 1996 and divorced in 2005. They had one child together, Draven, in 2002.Continue Reading
Creator and producer James Corden was asked if the episode would air, and he responded in the most respectful manner.
“We will approach in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,” James told the Associated Press. “We consider it to be not our decision to make. We will navigate as delicately as possible and I’m just an ear to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it, really. It’s completely up to them and that’s a conversation we haven’t even thought about having right now… It’s a tragedy.”
Chester‘s wife Talinda responded on Twitter saying, “Thank you @JKCorden.”Continue Reading