Even in death there is no rest for the rich and famous. Adoring fans and grave hunters flock from around the world to pay their respects and visit the grave sites of their favorite celebrities, heroes, and even those famous for egregious acts. When visiting these gravesites many will leave flowers, coins, small mementos, or photographs. Unfortunately, there are many non-fans that would vandalize, rob, and desecrate these graves, making it more difficult for those who care to get close enough to pay their respects.
Interesting Facts about 10 Iconic Gravesites
1.) Elvis Presley
2.) Marilyn Monroe
3.) Babe Ruth
4.) Oscar Wilde’s
5.) Jim Morrison
6.) John Wilkes Booth
Known for the Assassination of America’s 16th President, President Lincoln, Booth’s famous for his actions as a traitor to his nation. He is buried in a family plot in Baltimore, and visitors will leave pennies, with President Lincoln’s profile facing up, in honor of the late President. Many individuals claim it is a form of payback for the assassination.
7.) James Dean
8.) Princess Diana
9.) Mel Blanc
10.) Michael Jackson
Following his death, many believed Michael Jackson’s burial site would be the next holy grail, or most visited burial site in the world. Michael Jackson, dubbed by the masses as the “King of Pop” was always highly guarded in life and remains so, even in death. Jackson’s mausoleum is watched over by a security guard, and only family members are allowed to enter. His fans and visitors often leave behind flowers, gifts, and pictures in honor of his memory.
Visiting the grave of a loved one often helps to bring closure, this is equally true for those that did not know the deceased personally. It is not uncommon for people to visit the burial sites of famous people and celebrities, whether driven by a love of history, curiosity or admiration for the contributions of the individual.