Celebrities are larger than life, but when they move from this world to wherever comes next their legacy often lasts. So much so that strangers and fans go out of their way to visit their graves!
Well the good news is that you can become one of those people, if it tickles your fancy. Here, in no particular order mind you, are 10 graves of the rich and famous, that you can visit.
1. Whitney Houston
This stunning songstress died in 2012 after accidentally drowning in a bathtub due to both drugs and heart disease. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey next to her father John Russell Houston who died in 2003. Her grave marker is in the shape of a teardrop, and engraved with ‘The Voice’ and her famed song lyric: “I will always love you”. Her daughter was also buried beside her after her recent death.
2. Bruce Lee
Certainly the most famous name in the martial arts world, Bruce Lee died in July of 1973 when he was just 32 years old after an allergic reaction to aspirin. Although he would never reach the peak of his fame, his potential has meant that his grave has been a popular spot for fans to visit. It is located in Seattle’s Lakeview Cemetery. Lee’s grave sits next to the grave of his son Brandon Lee, who died from a gun accident in 1993.
3. Princess Diana
Princess Diana died in 1997 following a car accident, and was buried a week later at Althorp, the large estate of the Spencer family (her maiden name). Despite an enormous turnout for the ceremony, which was also seen by record numbers on television, Diana was buried privately. Her grave is located on an island within the grounds of Althorp Park.. A path with 36 oak trees, one for each year of her life, leads to the lake. Nobody is allowed to visit the lake itself, but you can visit a shine near the island between July and early September.
4. Michael Jackson
The King of Pop died in June of 2009 and the entire world seemed to stop. His death is considered one of the most seminal moments in internet history with many sites crashing simply from the volume of people attempting to confirm the news. Jackson’s family wanted him to be buried at their home in Neverland, but it was against state law. Instead he was entombed in September at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. He is located in the Holly Terrace section, which is private, but memorials are located near by.
5. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Kathleen Ruston, also known as Audrey Hepburn, was an actress and humanitarian from Britain considered one of the most naturally beautiful women of all time. She died in Switzerland in 1993, aged 63, of a rare cancer that originated in the appendix. She was interred at the Tolochenaz Cemetery in Switzerland, a small cemetery that overlooks the village.