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Chester Bennington's widow furious after details leak of earlier suicide attempt

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Chester Bennington's widow Talinda is furious with TMZ after they reported details of a previous suicide attempt that she tried to keep quiet for the sake of their 11 year old. 

According to TMZ, sources close to the investigation of Bennington's death reveal that the singer's widow told the Coroner's Office that about 8 months before his death, he had attempted suicide. She reportedly had told the coroner that in November of 2016, he had consumed a large quantity of alcohol, hog-tied himself and threw himself in a pool and then had a change of heart in the midst of the action, and was able to break free of his restraints and climb to safety.

TMZ reports that Ed McPherson, the lawyer for Bennington's widow, contacted the County lawyer for the Coroner last week and asked that the information be redacted from the report, citing "marital privilege." After a debate over the issue, the Coroner's lawyer allegedly agreed and redacted the passage from the autopsy report. TMZ also posted a photo of the supposed redacted portion.


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