October 17, 2017 03:49 GMT by mirror.co.uk

Tom Petty's close friends and family say final goodbyes as rocker is laid to rest in private ceremony

Tom Petty's close friends and family say final goodbyes as rocker is laid to rest in private ceremony

The ceremony took place at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California

Tom Petty has been laid to rest in a private ceremony in California.

It's thought that just close family and friends of the rocker, who passed away earlier this month aged 66, said their final goodbyes at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades.

According to the website, the grounds - where Beatles star George Harrison's funeral was held in 2001 - were closed off to the general public on Monday.

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The singer's daughter AnnaKim Violette shared a numer of pictures on Instagram from the service.

"We care about each other and love our bad a** father," she wrote alongside a picture of her and sister Adria taken inside the picturesque grounds.

And alongside a black and white photo of her dad on display, she wrote: “The dark of the sun we will stand together."

The Free Fallin' star passed away earlier this month after suffering cardiac arrest.

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty," his longtime manager said in a statement at the time.

"He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

AnnaKim previously paid tribute to her father in a series of emotional posts.

She continued: "Thank my family for only bringing love to the room. Friends for there around the clock emotional support, fans for there out pouring of love and respect for my familys space and my heart feels open and light years closer to my loved ones. The body dies but the loves grows forever Invite love (sic)."

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The US rocker passed away earlier this month

In another post, she spoke about her dad performing just a week before his death.

"Everyone grew up on these songs," she said. "This is real American art made from the roots of real people who deeply love life.

"My father loves music more than anything and always put music first. It's going to be healing to know I will never go a day without hearing his music."

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