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Happy Mondays star Paul Ryder laid to rest as Manchester’s music scene pay respects

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Some of the biggest names in Manchester’s music scene were amongst those in attendance at the funeral of Happy Mondays ’ guitarist Paul Ryder today.

Ryder, 58, died on July 15 just hours before the band was due to play the Kubix Festival in Sunderland. Following the announcement of his death, Paul, nicknamed Horse, was described as a ‘true pioneer and legend’ by his family.

The brother of the bass player, band frontman Shaun Ryder, could be seen wearing sunglasses before helping to carry the coffin into St Charles Church in Swinton during the ceremony earlier today (August 4). READ MORE: The quirky moment man held an impromptu Northern Quarter concert Others paying their respects included Stone Roses singer Ian Brown, Happy Mondays bandmate Bez and former New Order bass player and now solo artist Peter Hook, reports The Mirror.

The service featured Paul's bandmate Rowetta singing Bridge Over Troubled Water before prayers and then David Bowie's Starman as the recessional music.

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