Tom Petty Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony in Los Angeles

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Tom Petty

His daughter chronicled the memorial on her Instagram feed.

Two weeks after his shocking death from cardiac arrest at age 66, Tom Petty was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Pacific Palisades, California, on Monday.

The Rock Hall of Famer's daughter AnnaKim Violette posted a series of Instagram moments chronicling the funeral at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, the same temple and meditation garden where Petty's good friend and former Beatles member George Harrison was laid to rest in 2001.

In one touching picture, AnnaKim quoted the Petty lyric, "the dark of the sun we will stand together," beneath a black-and-white picture of Petty on a stand above a flower arrangement.

She also posted a picture with her sister, Adria Petty, with the caption, "We care about each other and love our bad ass father," as well as other images from the ceremony and more of her dad's lyrics. 

A spokesperson for Petty confirmed the details of the funeral and said it was followed by a celebration of life with friends and colleagues.

See AnnaKim's posts below.   

 

The dark of the sun we will stand together

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We care about each other and love our bad ass father

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My beautiful twin starI promise not to be sad and to follow my heart you live on in your art

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You belong somewhere you feel free

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Into the great wide open

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Dark shadows

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This is very hard for me

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Today sucked

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This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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