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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington farewelled in private ceremony

More than 200 of Chester Bennington's close friends and family attended the weekend service

Fans stick posters as they gather at Revolucion monument to pay tribute to Chester Bennington, Linkin Park frontman, following the singer's death in Mexico City, Mexico. Edgard Garrido / Reuters
Fans stick posters as they gather at Revolucion monument to pay tribute to Chester Bennington, Linkin Park frontman, following the singer's death in Mexico City, Mexico. Edgard Garrido / Reuters

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was laid to rest in a private service in recent days.

The funeral took place on Saturday in Rancho Paolo Verdes, California and according to TMZ.com, more than 200 of Bennington's close friends and family were in attendance.

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, reports people.com.

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Austin Carlile - the former lead singer of the band Of Mice and Men - posted a photograph of the passes on Instagram.

In the photograph, 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.

A post shared by Austin Carlile (@austincarlile) on

"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 Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed that Bennington died of suicide by hanging.

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