14 Celebrity Burial Sites You Should Visit

January 7, 2015
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Article originally appeared on Qeepr.com

We love to follow the lives of celebrities as they spend their years, constantly under the spotlight. We will take any opportunity to scrutinize, praise and mock them for every decision they make, including the burial which they receive once they have passed away. As such, it’s no surprise that people spend lots of effort and money practicing the art of Grave Hunting.

But what is Grave Hunting exactly? It is the desire to travel the world to visit the resting places of people that you care about. While celebrities often live hectic lives, many stars have been buried and memorialized in such a way that their legacy and personality lives on. Either way, if Grave Hunting sounds like something that you would be interested in doing, we at Qeepr would recommend first trying these fascinating celebrities graves.

1. Michael Jackson

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Grave Hunting Level: ****

We’ll start off with a no-brainer. The king of pop left us in shock when he passed away too soon. He is buried inside a mausoleum at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been easy for mourning fans to pay their respects as there have been a many reports of security turning people down at the entrance. You should definitely be a determined Grave Hunter if you decide to visit MJ, but it will surely be well worth it.

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Photo: MjWorld.net

2. Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee’s monument at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle attracts people from all around the world, and particularly, many from east Asia. Bruce did well in his life to break down the barriers of Hollywood for all Asian-Americans to come and to represent Chinese nationalism. Furthermore, as one of the greatest Martial Artist’s that ever lived, he will forever be in the hearts of many.

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3. Marilyn Monroe

Grave Hunting Level: **

The iconic sex-symbol of the 60’s comes on our list, buried in a crypt at the Westwood Memorial Park in L.A. In her life, she had swooned the hearts of so many; it surely is no surprise that people come to visit her grave and pay their respects often.

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4. Elvis Presley

Grave Hunting Level: ***

The King might not have had the most glamorous death, however, his gravesite was one of the most visited when his body was first inferred. Elvis’ family has since moved his remains to his mansion in Graceland where prospective mourners will have to pay for a tour before paying their respects.

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5. Johnny Cash

Grave Hunting Level: **

Cash was buried next to his home in Tennessee beside his Wife. The departed couple attracts many mourners to the countryside where they pay their respects. Unfortunately, Cash’s house had recently burnt down, so all that now remains is his tombstone which reads the famous lyrics “I Walk the Line”.

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6. Jim Morrison

Grave Hunting Level: **

Morrison died extremely young at the age of 27 and the reason for his death was never truly confirmed. However, this rock and roll legend was and remains today an amazing inspiration to many. As such, his grave is one of Paris’ most visited tourist attractions, buried in the notorious Père Lachaise Cemetery, where numerous other music legends, philosophers and artists have been laid to rest.

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7. Merv Griffin

Grave Hunting Level: *

This iconic talk show host was also buried in Westwood Memorial Park in L.A. and still attracts people to his grave due to his unique tombstone inscription, reading, “I will not be right back after this message”.

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8. Coco Chanel

Grave Hunting Level: **

French fashion designer Coco Chanel lived a glamorous lifestyle and her burial site is no different. After the popularity of the film, Coco Before Chanel, many people have since traveled to the Swiss city of Lausanne to see her elegant tombstone and flower arrangement designed in the shape of the Chanel logo, as she continues to market her brand even after death.

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9. Dee Dee Ramone

Grave Hunting Level: *

This musical legend was the brains behind the original punk rockers, The Ramones. He was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 2002. His grave has a modern black headstone with the seal of The Ramones and some phrases from their songs. Its a must-see for any punk-rock aficionados.

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10. Jimi Hendrix

Grave Hunting Level: *

Hendrix was yet another music legend that died too early. He is now buried outside of Seattle and attracts fans from all over the world to his grave. His burial site was since given an update and is now complete with song lyrics, a graffiti portrait of Hendrix and more.

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11. Frank Sinatra

Grave Hunting Level: *

Frank Sinatra, the multi-talented superstar was and is still loved by many. After his passing in 1998 and his burial in the Desert Memorial park, the lyrics “The Best is Yet to Come” were inscribed on his gravestone. Fans across the world have been coming to pay their respects ever since.

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12.   Bob Marley

Grave Hunting Level: ***

If you’re up for a trip to sunny Jamaica you should check out the resting place of reggae superstar, Bob Marley. His childhood home has since been converted into a crypt of sorts dedicated to him, his music and his family.

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13. Princess Diana

Grave Hunting Level: ****

In the 90s, Princess Diana became the world’s sweetheart. While we didn’t want to include royalty, she makes this list due to the gravity and particularity of her death. People blamed the paparazzi for chasing Diana’s chauffeur and causing a serious car accident which took her life. Since 1997, mourners have steadily made the journey to the Spencer-family estate, Althorp, in the United Kingdom to pay their respects. However, it is only open to the public during July and September so make sure you plan your trip accordingly or you will be denied entry at the gate.

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14. John Lennon (Cremated)

Grave Hunting Level: *

While John Lennon was cremated, it would be hard to not put him on this list. Everyday people make their way to the Strawberry Fields Memorial at Central Park in New York City to ponder and pay respect to the life of Lennon. While the actual location of his ashes are a mystery, you can “imagine” that Lennon’s spirit will live on forever.

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If you think Grave Hunting might be something you’re interested in, you should definitley sign up at Qeepr.com and download our free app, available on Android and coming soon on Iphone. Within our app, you can use the integrated geotagging technology which allows you to mark a monument’s precise location and navigate your way there. Never get lost in a cemetery again!

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Which is your favourite celebrity burial site?

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