Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Laid To Rest In Private Ceremony; Fans Support Family & Bandmates

July 31, 2017
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Family and friends of Chester Bennington gave their final farewells to the Linkin Park frontman as he was finally laid to rest during a private ceremony on July 29th, 2017 in Palos Verdes, CA. TMZ reported that the family chose not to have Bennington buried next to his late friend, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Austin Carlisle of Of Mice And Men was among those in attendance and described the funeral on his instagram, "The service today was beautiful. Thank you Linkin Park, thank you Chester. For everything."

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

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Samantha Bennington, who was married to Chester from 1996 to 2005, wrote a very touching note on her Facebook page, thanking fans for the tremendous amount of generosity, love and kindness she and their child have received over the last few days. "He absolutely had a God given talent! 
We are all created the same & connected so Chester you are never “gone.” Our souls & energy are forever connected." Read Samantha's full statement below:

Linkin Park bassist Dave Phoenix Farrell also took to social media to thank fans for the amount of support he and his bandmates have received as well.