Chester Bennington was found dead Thursday morning at his home in the Los Angeles area in an apparent suicide.
Now the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has provided Entertainment Tonight with more details about the Linkin Park lead singer’s death.
The death of 41-year-old Bennington has been reported as a suicide by hanging, according to the coroner’s office, with an autopsy still pending to determine the precise cause of death.
Bennington was found hanging from a door separating a bedroom from a closet. He was alone in his home at the time of his death, and was discovered before 9 a.m. by an employee in the upstairs area of the house.
A belt was used in his death, the coroner’s office told ET, and while there was no evidence of drugs at the scene, a partially emptied bottle of alcohol was found in the same room as Bennington’s body. No suicide note was found at the scene.
The day after Bennington’s body was discovered, Linkin Park announced plans to cancel the band’s upcoming “One More Light” tour.
According to TMZ, the band has decided to pull the plug on the scheduled tour, which was to have kicked off next week; Live Nation has informed TMZ that refunds will be available to anyone who purchased tickets.
Bennington’s death Thursday led to an outpouring of emotion from fans and celebrities on social media.
Bennington had been quite public about his struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression, as well as abuse he experienced as a child. He was married with six children.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.