By Nasibu Mahinya
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was laid to rest in a private funeral service Saturday near his home in Palos Verdes, California.
Bennington's family, bandmates and friends attended the service along with other musicians who have toured with Linkin Park, TMZ reported.
Police provided security for the event while each attendee was given yellow wrist bands featuring Bennington's name and a VIP-style pass featuring a photo of the rock star performing on stage.
A stage with a drum kit was also set up for musical tributes to Bennington, Us Weekly reported.
Of Mice & Men lead singer Austin Carlile attended the service and shared on Instagram a photo featuring the VIP-style pass. "The service today was beautiful. Thank you Linkin Park, thank you Chester. For everything," he wrote.
A source from inside the family told TMZ, that the family is considering to hold a public memorial at a later stage where fans and his fellow celebrities will get an opportunity to give a final bye to Chester.
The family was ducking all sorts of publicity as they were reluctant to have Chester buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery next to his close friend, Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May.
Authorities are still investigating 41-year-old Chester’s death, so far no obvious signs of drug abuse have been found and it is unclear yet if he had any drug substance in his body systems until final results.