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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Laid to Rest in Private Funeral Service – Celebrity News

Chester Bennington was laid to rest in a private funeral service at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes, California, on Saturday, June 29.

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A drum kit was set up on a stage for a musical tribute to the Linkin Park singer, 41, who committed suicide on July 20.

Guests included Bennington’s family, bandmates and friends, and each attendee was provided with a yellow wristband featuring the “In the End” singer’s name as well as a VIP pass that featured a photo of Bennington performing shirtless before a stadium crowd.

Austin Carlile, former lead singer with Of Mice & Men, shared a photo of the keepsakes on Instagram, writing, “The service today was beautiful. Thank you Linkin Park, thank you Chester. For everything.”

Singer Blackbear (real name: Matthew Musto) shared a similar photo on Twitter, captioning it, “Beautiful ceremony.. a lil piece of u has & will be in every song I sing on stage forever.”

As previously reported, Bennington was found dead at his home in the Palos Verdes Estates neighborhood of L.A. on July 20. The coroner ruled his death a suicide by hanging and told Us that there was no evidence of drugs, but a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room where he hanged himself.

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The “Numb” singer’s widow, Talinda Bennington, mourned the loss of her husband in an emotional statement to Us on Friday, July 28.

“One week ago, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero — their daddy. We had a fairy-tale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy,” she wrote. “How do I move on? How do I pick up my shattered soul? The only answer I know is to raise our babies with every ounce of love I have left. I want to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well.” 

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