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Top Celebrity Grave Sites

by Sarah Hill

in Cremation

Death has always been part of our lives and traditions. Burial, cremation, and mourning seem to intensify our emotion towards people, especially with publicly respected (or worshiped) figures. In other words, people like to make a big fuss when famous people die. Here are the top five celebrities that still have hundreds of thousands of fans visiting their graves even years after their deaths.
1. Princess Diana:
The princess grew up on the Althorp estate and now her shrine can be found on it own island in the center of Oval Lake on the estate. Visitors can come see the island once a year from the shore but cannot actually set foot on island.
2. Marilyn Monroe:
The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is the final resting place of Marilyn Monroe. It was her second husband, baseball star Joe DiMaggio, that made her final arrangements. The crypt space above Marilyn was sold at auction for 4.6 million dollars but the winning bidder later backed out.
3.Michael Jackson:
The King of Pop rests in The Forest Lawn in California. His grave had been closed since his death in 2009 until one year later when his brother made a deal with the cemetery to open it up to the public.
4. William Shakespeare:
The legendary playwright and poet of the 1600’s rests in the Holy Trinity Church in England. A curse carved into stone above his grave warns people not to move his remains.
5. Elvis Presley:
The King’s funeral in 1977 was held on August 18 in Graceland. He was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery next to his mother’s grave. After a grave robber attempted to steal the remains of both Elvis and his mother, their remains were moved to Graceland’s Meditation Garden.

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