They Buried Chester Bennington Saturday

Chester Bennington was laid to rest in Los Angeles on Saturday (July 29) after a private ceremony.

His family had the option of taking the plot next to Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery but chose the South Coast Botanic Garden near his home in Palos Verdes, California. Reports say that a large, glossy black stage complete with a drum kit was set up, apparently for musical performances. Some white couches were placed out front for Chester’s closest family and friends. There was also a podium for speeches and flowers everywhere.

The family asked that no one take pictures or video. Naturally, some have appeared.

Photo credit @joebull

Everyone in attendance–reports say up to 200 people– received special laminated passes. All the member of Linkin Park attended as did the family of Chris Cornell. Austin Carilile from Of Mice and Men. He posted this on Instagram.

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

A post shared by Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) on

Julien-K of Chester’s Dead by Sunrise project, was also there.

Meanwhile, there were plenty of fan memorials around the world, from Hong Kong to Russia to Brazil.

There was an autopsy which will yield a toxicology report, but no one is expecting to find anything strange.

Details via Loudwire and TMZ.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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