Chester Bennington honoured with mural as family say final goodbye

2017-08-03 11:47

Cape Town – While family and close friends said their final goodbyes to Chester Bennington at a private funeral over the weekend, fans have been paying tribute in different ways.

According to Variety, a 7-metre high mural in tribute to the Linkin Park singer has been stopping traffic in Los Angeles.

Painted by local muralist Jonas Never, who is a big fan of the band, the mural sits on the back wall of a newly opened Sherman Oaks pizza shop bordering the 101 freeway in Los Angeles.

See a pic of the mural below:

On Tuesday night Coldplay frontman Chris Martin also paid tribute to Chester Bennington. Taking to the stage for the first concert of their tour, Chris performed a solo rendition of Linkin Park’s Crawling.

Watch his performance here:

Linkin Park’s record label Warner Bros Records confirmed via a press release that the private service for Chester was held at South Coast Botanical Garden in Palos Verdes Estates on Saturday. 

More than 500 family members and friends, including Linkin Park members and other musicians, attended. Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, as well as Ryan Shuck — who comprised Dead By Sunrise with Bennington — gave eulogies.

Bennington hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles last month. His death was ruled a suicide.

Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots, Kings of Chaos drummer Matt Sorum, Damon Fox and Jimmy Gnecco performed Amazing Grace at the funeral. Bennington joined Stone Temple Pilots in 2013 for two years.

Warner Bros also said more than 300 fan-organised memorials were held around the world for Bennington.

Linkin Park's nonprofit Music for Relief, founded in 2005, has launched the One More Light Fund in honor of the late singer. The band also shared on its website the phone number for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

See some pics from memorials across the world here:

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(Source: AP)

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