12th July 2018
Michael Jackson's grave
The Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills, California. This site known as the 'Country Club for the Dead'. Michael was buried quietly in the Great Mausoleum. His brother, decided to open the mausoleum to the public at the first death anniversary. Visitors can go right up to the mausoleum and drop off flowers and visit. Michael loved his fans and his fans loved him.
Willian Shakespeare's grave
His work has been studied and translated into more languages than any other printed work except the Bible. Shakespeare lived from 1564 to 1616 and still to this day, thousands of people visit his tomb. His grave is covered by a flat stone that has words believed to be written by him. Shakespeare was buried in the Holy Trinity Church not for his life's work but actually paid for the privilege at a high price at 440 pounds along with his family members after saving his money as a playwright.
Elvis Presley's grave
The rock-'n'-roll legend died of a prescription drug overdose in August 1977 and was first buried in a mausoleum in Forest Hills Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee and was later moved to Graceland because of an attempt by vandals to steal his body. There is an admission fee to Elvis' grave and is part of the Graceland tour. Although he has been dead for more than three decades, 600,000 people a year still visit him contributing nearly $150 million to the Memphis economy.
Jim Morrison's grave
The gravesite of Jim Morrison, who died in Paris on July 3rd, 1971, is a tribute to his influential life as a talented musical, rock legend. The American rock star's grave takes the place as the most visited plot on the cemetery grounds. It is hoarded by tourists daily, cemetery staff have often had to deal with unauthorized tributes from fans placing arrows pointing 'Toward Jim'.
Marilyn Monroe's grave
In America, a hugely popular celebrity death was the death of Marilyn Monroe in 1962. She was the iconic female sex-symbol of the '60s and still is to this day. Today the crypt directly above hers in the Los Angeles Cemetery was on eBay for auction and reached a top offer of $4.6 million.