TMZ has obtained a copy of Chester Bennington's death certificate, which confirms that the LINKIN PARK singer committed suicide with a belt.
According to the document, which can be found at this location, the 41-year-old was found dead at 9:08 a.m. on July 20 in his residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The "immediate cause" of death is listed as hanging.
Chester is referred to as a "rock star musician" on the certificate, and the document states that he had been in the music business since he was 14 years old.
Bennington's private funeral service took place on Saturday (July 29) near his home in Palos Verdes. It was attended by five hundred guests, including members of all three bands Bennington sang in: LINKIN PARK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and DEAD BY SUNRISE.
Eulogies were delivered by Mike Shinoda and Joseph Hahn of LINKIN PARK and Ryan Shuck from DEAD BY SUNRISE. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' Robert and Dean DeLeo teamed with KINGS OF CHAOS drummer Matt Sorum, Damon Fox and Jimmy Gnecco to perform "Amazing Grace". Keepsakes from the service included programs and lanyards similar to the VIP passes handed out at LINKIN PARK concerts.
Although Bennington's family has not yet announced any official public memorials, fans have organized over three hundred band-endorsed public tributes around the world.