The first photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s final resting place can be seen below.
The PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer was buried on Saturday (June 30) next to his brother, PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, and their mother, Carolyn, at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. He was laid to rest in a custom “Kiss Kasket” provided by KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The casket was offered as a gift at Vinnie‘s family’s request. Vinnie was also buried in some of his trademark clothes, including his hat, shoes and flannel.
Vinnie Paul and his brother “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott co-founded PANTERA. When PANTERA broke up in 2003, they formed DAMAGEPLAN. On December 8, 2004, while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage by Nathan Gale. He was 38 years old.
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Far beyond honored to be asked to speak at my idol/friend’s funeral yesterday and represent #VinniePaul fans worldwide🙏🏽 This image taken after laying our hero to rest with family @dimebagzhag friend #nickbowcott and VP & Dimebag’s idol #acefrehley #kiss – Nick started off the services, Vin’s close friend Tim next, then me (!?!?!), then I introduced Ace, who brought up Paul singer from Rough Cut who sang, then Nick closed it out. It was all very surreal and hard to handle, but everyone in that place had so much love for Vinnie and being around each other helped us heal. #ripvinniepaul