Chester Bennington Laid to Rest in Private Service

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was laid to rest on Saturday in Rancho Paolo Verdes, California.

Over 200 of Bennington’s close friends and family gathered for a private funeral near the late singer’s home, TMZ reported.

All guests were provided with a yellow wristband and a pass with Bennington’s picture on it — similar to the type of admission items VIP fans would receive at a concert.

Austin Carlile — the former lead singer of the band Of Mice and Men — posted a picture of the passes on Instagram. In the photo, the back of the guest pass has an image of Bennington singing into a crowd that is illuminated by the light from the cell phones of concertgoers.

“The service today was beautiful. Thank you Linkin Park, thank you Chester. For everything ❤❤❤,” Carlile wrote.


Bennington was found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home on July 20. On July 24, the L.A. County Coroner’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE that Bennington died of suicide by hanging.

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When news of his death broke, the outpour of support and condolences was swift. In one of the more recent tribute posts on social media for Bennington, Linkin Park bassist Dave Phoenix Farrell shared an emotional message on Twitter.

“It goes without saying, this last week has been extremely difficult. The outpouring of love and kindness I’ve received from friends and from all over the world has been incredible,” wrote Farrell in a series of tweets on Saturday.

Linkin Park released their most recent album, One More Light, in May. Bennington joined the Grammy-winning band in 1999.

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Bennington leaves behind his wife Talinda Bennington —  and his six children. The 41-year-old had three children with his wife — son Tyler, and twin daughters Lilly and Lila– and children Jamie, Isaiah and Draven from previous…

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