Chester Bennington performing. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 31 July 2017: Chester Bennington, the late lead singer of Linkin Park, was laid to rest Saturday, July 29, 2017 in California, a week after his alleged suicide. The funeral was kept private, with only 200 of his friends and family in attendance, according to TMZ.
Guests were given a yellow wristband with Chester’s name and an all-access pass with the singer’s picture.
A stage was set up for any musicians who would like to tribute a song in Chester’s honor.
Austin Carlile, front man of the band Of Mice and Men, said in a tweet, “The service today was beautiful. Thank you Linkin Park, thank you Chester. For everything.”
Chester died at the age of 41, leaving behind a wife and six children. His wife, Talinda Bennington, is vocal about her loss on Twitter.
She said, “One week ago today, I lost my soulmate and my children lost their hero-their Daddy.”
“We had a fairytale life and now it has turned into some sick Shakespearean tragedy.”
“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.”