Photos Of Incredible Music Stage At Chester Bennington’s Funeral

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TMZ have released two new photos from Chester Bennington’s funeral in Palos Verdes, CA yesterday. One photo sees police at the scene of the funeral, providing tight security. Click here to view the photos we posted earlier from the funeral.

A couple hundred people attended the service Saturday afternoon at South Coast Botanic Garden — many of the guests were musicians who’d played or toured with Chester and Linkin Park. A full stage, including a drum kit, was set up for musical tributes to be performed.

See the new photos below, followed by a new touching tribute from one of Bennington’s collaborators.

Kiiara, Linkin Park’s “Heavy” guest singer and collaborator, posted the following on Instagram yesterday to mark Chester Bennington’s funeral.

“Rene told me you and him were gonna try and come to panorama to surprise me. Chester, you were supposed to be here today. This set is for you . This and every show for the rest of my career. Remember when I asked you before our tv performance when this would get easier , if it will ever get easier. You told me yes when u quit giving a fuck , when u go out there on stage without a care in the world. I think I now realize how to implement that. You taught me so much and made me feel like family instantly.

When we performed heavy together u were my shield. You held everything down and helped me overcome one of my fears. Even tho I never anticipated you being in the sky singing heavy with me, I know you’ll still be my shield with an even better view this time. I’ll never understand why ur gone and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to accept it. You made my dreams come true. Remember when u told me i could join the band ??. 5 year old me would never believe me if I went back in time and said in 16 years ur gonna be singing w legends.

You and the entire Linkin Park family took me under ur wing and helped me so much not just w music and performing, but helped show me the importance of family and friendship. That it’s possible to have that within the team and people u choose to have around u. You showed me how to make this path fun and that what I’m looking for and working towards is possible. You all put me on this platform and showed me endless amounts of respect. I will do my best to honor your greatness. ur rare. I love u Chester. ?”

Rene told me you and him were gonna try and come to panorama to surprise me. Chester, you were supposed to be here today. This set is for you . This and every show for the rest of my career. Remember when I asked you before our tv performance when this would get easier , if it will ever get easier. You told me yes when u quit giving a fuck , when u go out there on stage without a care in the world. I think I now realize how to implement that. You taught me so much and made me feel like family instantly. When we performed heavy together u were my shield. You held everything down and helped me overcome one of my fears. Even tho I never anticipated you being in the sky singing heavy with me, I know you'll still be my shield with an even better view this time. I'll never understand why ur gone and I don't think I'll ever be able to accept it. You made my dreams come true. Remember when u told me i could join the band ??. 5 year old me would never believe me if I went back in time and said in 16 years ur gonna be singing w legends. You and the entire Linkin Park family took me under ur wing and helped me so much not just w music and performing, but helped show me the importance of family and friendship. That it's possible to have that within the team and people u choose to have around u. You showed me how to make this path fun and that what I'm looking for and working towards is possible. You all put me on this platform and showed me endless amounts of respect. I will do my best to honor your greatness. ur rare. I love u Chester. ?

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