DIMEBAG's Funeral Arrangements To Remain Private; Public Memorial Service Planned

Susan Schrock of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that the family of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, former guitarist for heavy metal band PANTERA, has requested that his funeral arrangements remain private, according to officials at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.

A public memorial service is being planned for a later date, according to Moore Funeral Home.

Abbott, 38, and three other people were fatally shot at a club in Columbus, Ohio, last Wednesday by Nathan Gale, 25, who was killed by police. Abbott was performing with DAMAGEPLAN, the metal band he formed with his brother, Vinnie Paul Abbott, after leaving PANTERA.

Abbott attended Arlington High School and lived in a two-story brick home in Dalworthington Gardens, where fans have gathered throughout the week to leave tributes to the Grammy-nominated musician.

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