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Death Tourism: Skyscanner goes on the trail of celebrity graves

Some celebrities still manage to draw a crowd after their death. Skyscanner investigates...

Some celebrities still manage to draw a crowd after their death. Skyscanner investigates…

On the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, join Skyscanner on the trail of death where morbid fascination and genuine mourning continue to pull in the crowds for five of the world’s greatest music legends.

Michael Jackson – Glendale, Los Angeles

The most recent superstar to join the ranks of the dead, big memorial celebrations will commemorate the anniversary of the troubled superstar today (25 June). Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private cemetery in Glendale, LA, will allow fans to pay their respects to the King of Pop, with hundreds expected to make the journey. Find flights to LA

Elvis – Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Visitors to Graceland Mansion, Elvis’ 14 acre estate, can see his sitting room, music room and his famous ‘Jungle Room’, complete with indoor waterfall, before arriving at the Meditation Garden where The King is laid to rest. Find flights to Memphis

Jim Morrison – Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.

Passing on when he was just 27, Morrison now lies in Père Lachaise Cemetery in eastern Paris, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Hundreds come to pay their respects to Morrison where he lies in good company, with Chopin, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde also buried here. Find flights to Paris

John Lennon – Central Park, New York

Lennon has no grave; he was cremated and the location of his ashes remains a mystery. However, Lennon fans still flock to the Strawberry Fields Memorial in New York’s Central Park which is dedicated to the famed singer. On Lennon’s birthday (9th October) fans from all over the world come to remember the Beatles big man. Find flights to New York

Kurt Cobain – Aberdeen, Washington

His angst-ridden lyrics provided the soundtrack to a generation during the early 1990s and fans still come to pay tribute to the life of the Nirvana front man in his home town of Aberdeen, Washington. No official grave exists, but Kurt’s first home, the Wishkah River where some of his ashes were spread, and the ‘Welcome to Aberdeen’ road sign which reads ‘Come as you are’ in tribute, are popular attractions for fans. Find flights to Washington

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