Robert Johnson August 13, 1938

Was served poisoned whiskey. A man poisoned him, believing Robert may have been fooling around with his wife. This occurred in a Mississippi juke joint.

He has three possible graves. Grave 1 is in Little Zion Missionary Baptist. Church in Greenville , Mississippi on Money Road . This is considered the most likely spot where his remains lie. Photo credit Gregory R. Versen


      Grave 2 is at Payne's Chapel Memorial Baptist Church in Morgan City , Mississippi .
      Grave 3 is located in Quito, Mississippi
Tupac Shakur September 7, 1996

Was shot four times. Once in the hand, thigh, pelvis, and chest. He was riding with Suge Knight, of Death Row Records. They had attended the Mike Tyson/Bruce Seldon boxing match earlier that night. Throughout the night, several incidences occurred. Shakur had gotten into a brawl

He was cremated with some of his ashes being spread in Los Angeles and the remainder was taken to his mother's home in Stone Mountain, Georgia where they were spread in her garden.  
Selena March 31, 1995 She was murdered by her boutique manager, Yolanda Saldivar. Selena went to confront Saldivar about embezzling funds. When she was leaving the motel room (the Days Inn, Corpus Chisti , Texas ), Saldivar shot her. She is buried in the Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi. 4357 Ocean Dr
Corpus Christi , TX 78412
Nancy Spungen October 12, 1978 Was found stabbed to death, from a single knife wound to the stomach. She was found on the bathroom floor of the Chelsea Hotel , room 100, in New York City . Sid Vicious was arrested for the murder. Other theories of the reason for her death include a suicide pact with Sid, or by a drug dealer.

She is buried in Bensalem , Pennsylvania .
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Notorius B.I.G. March 9, 1997 After leaving a Vibe magazine party in Los Angeles, Biggie was killed when a guman pulled up alongside his vehicle and put four bullets in his chest. He was immediately driven to Cedar's Sinai hspital, where he was pronounced dead. Rumors surround his death regarding Tupac Shakur, Suge Knight, and the Los Angeles police department. He was cremated and placed into two urns, and given to his family.  

Dimebag Darrell Abbott

Pantera, Damage Plan

December 8, 2004 Dimebag was killed while playing a Damage Plan show at the Alrosa Villa in Coumbus Ohio. He was shot in the head five times. The Killer, Nathan Gale, a former U.S. Marine with a history of mental illness, used a Beretta 92 in the killing. He killed 2 others and wounded 2 bandmembers in the melee. Gale was killed by a police officer who shot him in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with pellets. He is buried at the Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery located at 1219 North Davis Drive Arlington, Texas, USA 76012

John Lennon

The Beatles
December 8, 1980 He was murdered (shot 4 times) in front of the Dakota building in New York City , by Mark David Chapman. He had been in the recording studio that evening working on a single by Yoko Ono called "Walking on thin ice". He was cremated. Speculation is that he is kept under Ono's bed, on the mantle, or possibly spread in Strawberry Fields in Central Park, Manhattan , New York .

Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell)

Run D.M.C.
October 30, 2002 He was shot in the head while at his Queens recording studio. Several theories suggest the reason for his murder were a bad drug deal, or he irritated someone in the rap music industry. He is buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery. 280 Secor Road Hartsdale , New York 10530
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Marvin Gaye April 1, 1984 His father shot him. At the time, Marvin was having trouble with drugs and money. After an argument at hisw parents house in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles, located on his father shot him with a .38 caliber pistol. The first shot was fatal. For good measure, his father shot him again.

The house where he was killed is located at 2101 South Gramercy, Los Angeles, CA. 91008 USA


Paul Williams
The Temptations

August 17, 1973 He died from a gunshot wound to the head (suicide). He was found in his car, not far from Motown head offices. Has a memorial plaque in Lincoln Memorial Park near Detroit .

Michael Hutchence


November 22, 1997

On Friday the 21st of November, 1997, Michael had his last dinner with his father, at the Flavour of India Restaurant.

Later that evening, Michael was out with his ex girlfriend Kym Wilson, and her boyfriend Christopher Stollery. They hung out in the bar of the Ritz Hotel where he was staying. Around 11:30, they went upstairs to room 524 and continued the party. They drank a lot, and the couple left around 4am. During that night, Michael supposedly called Geldof, and hurled abuse down the phone line. "Your f**king children hate you, man. I'm their father, little man. When are you going to realize that?"

Around 9am, Hutchence phoned another ex, Michelle Bennett, to have breakfast. She wasn't there, so he left her a message. A while later, Michelle picked up the message and went to the Ritz, but there was no answer at Michael's door. She slipped a note under the door and left.

Around noon on Saturday, the maid came to clean the room - when she got no reply - she entered. Surprise. The place was supposedly littered with bottles of prescription drugs and booze. I don't know if that's true. What is true is that Michael was found just inside the door, hanging from the spring lever. He was naked, and hanging by his leather belt. No suicide note. No suspicious circumstances. 4 hours later, Michael's body was taken by hearse , to the Coroner.

The funeral was held St. Andrews Cathedral , in Sydney . Paula was there, along with Tiger Lily. Other attendees were (supposedly) Diana Ross , Tom Jones, Helena Christiansen, Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue (Hutchence's ex).

He was cremated, with 1/3 of his ashes going to Paula Yates, His father, and his mother, each.

Ian Curtis

Joy Division

May 18, 1980 He hung himself in his kitchen. He was listening to Iggy Pops "The Idiot", and had watched the movie "Stroszek" by Werner Herzog. Some possible reasons for his suicide were his poor health or failed marriage.

He was cremated, with his ashes being scattered in the Macclesfield Cemetery. The cemetery is located at 87 Prestbury Rd, Macclesfield, England SK10 3BU.

Kurt Cobain


April 8, 1994 He shot himself in the head with a shotgun. He was found dead, with the gun in his arms, and three times the lethal amount of heroin in his system. Some think he was murdered, as the position of the gun was inconsistent with suicide. A suicide note was also found next to his body. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Wishkah River, Washington, USA.

Brad Delp


March 9, 2007 His fiancee found him dead in the bathroom of is home in Atkinson, New Hampshire, USA. He died from carbon monoxide poisoning, as a result of burning charcoal in two grills. He left a note attached to his shirt stating he was a lonely soul, written in French. He also left notes for his children, ex-wife, and fiancee. He was cremated, and is ashes were given to a family member or friend.
Bobbie Fuller July 18, 1966 He was found dead in a parked automobile near his Los Angeles home. The police considered the death an apparent suicide However, many people still believe Fuller was murdered. He was found with multiple wounds all over his body and covered in gasoline leading many to speculate that the perpetrators fled before they could set the car on fire.

He is buried in the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery . 6300 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles , CA 90068

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Buddy Holly February 3, 1959 Plane crash with Richie Valens, J.P. "the big bopper" Richardson . Flying to Fargo , ND . Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to Richardson . Richie Valens was on the flight because he won a coin toss with Tommy Allsup, Holly's guitar player.

Clear Lake , Iowa

Just after 2 am. In a cornfield. He is buried in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. 2011 E. 31st Street , Lubbock , Texas
Otis Redding December 10, 1967 He died in a plane crash with four members of his backup band, the Bar-Kays. The plane crashed into Lake Monoma in Madison, Wisconsin. Otis's body was pulled from the lake by a grappling hook.

He is buried at his Big O Ranch. Round Oak, Georgia.

Photo credit: Curtis Jackson

Jim Croce September 20, 1973 He died in a plane crash when his plane hit a pecan tree and crashed in Natchitoches , Louisiana . This was the day after Gram Parsons died.

He is buried in the Hyam Solomon Cemetery at 200 Moores , Road
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355.

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Randy Rhoads

Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot

March 19, 1982 Died in a plane crash while joy-riding in a small plane. The Ozzy Osbourne tour bus driver was flying the plane. They were buzzing the bus, and the wing hit the bus, causing it to flip and hit a tree. The plane caught fire when it crashed into a nearby garage. He is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino , California . 570 E Highland Ave
San Bernardino CA 92404
Aaliyah August 25, 2001 She died in a plane crash flying from Abaco Island , Bahamas to Florida . The plane was carrying too much weight, and the pilot was found with cocaine and alcohol in his blood.

She is buried in Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum. 280-284 Secor Rd.
Hartsdale , New York 10530

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Stevie Ray Vaughan August 27, 1990 He died in a helicopter crash after his last gig at the Alpine Village Music Theater near East Troy , WI . He was supposed to take a later helicopter, but asked to switch seats with his brother on the last seat on the doomed flight. Three people associated with Eric Clapton also died on the flight. He is buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Oak Cliff, Texas . 6000 South R L Thornton Frwy Oak Cliff , TX 75382 ,
Ricky Nelson December 31, 1985 Died in a plane crash, in a plane previously owned by Jerry Lee Lewis. The plane crashed, and burst into flames. Nelson, his fiancée, and four members of his band did not make it out and burned. The cause of the accident was a faulty heating system, contrary to the rumor a fire was started while they were freebasing cocaine. He is buried in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery . 6300 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068

Ronnie Van Zant

Lynyrd Skynyrd
October 20, 1977 Died in a plane crash, which was the former plane President Kennedy used in his 1960 presidential campaign. Six people died in the crash. There are two explanations to the crash. Fuel shortage, and pilot error/plane problems. He is buried in Jacksonville Memorial Gardens . 111 Blanding Blvd Orange Park , Florida 32073
J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson February 3, 1959 He died in a plane crash with J.P. Richardson and Buddy Holly, Flying to Fargo , North Dakota . Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to Richardson . Richie Valens was on the flight because he won a coin toss with Tommy Allsup, Holly's guitar player

He died in Clear Lake , Iowa just after 2 am. in a cornfield. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 4955 Pine Street Beaumont , Texas.  

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Richie Valens February 3, 1959 He died in a plane crash with J.P. Richardson and Buddy Holly, Flying to Fargo , North Dakota . Waylon Jennings gave up his seat to Richardson . Richie Valens was on the flight because he won a coin toss with Tommy Allsup, Holly's guitar player.

He died in Clear Lake , Iowa just after 2 am. in a cornfield. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery . 11160 Strandwood Ave
Mission Hills , CA 91345-1120

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Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes


April 25, 2002 She died in a car crash. While in Honduras , her car flipped over several times. She was thrown out of the vehicle. She died from massive head injuries.

She is born in Hillandale Memorial Gardens . 6201 Hillandale Drive
Lithonia , Georgia 30058

Marc Bolan

September 16, 1977 He died in a car crash. His girlfriend, Gloria Jones was driving on their way back home from a restaurant. She hit a tree near Queen's Ride Street in London , killing Bolan instantly. It was believed that Jones was driving drunk. She never returned to England

His ashes were scattered at Golder Green's Crematorium in London . Two plaques are located there to honor Bolan. One is close to a plaque for Keith Moon. . Hoop Lane NW11, London , England

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Harry Chapin July 16, 1981 Died in a car crash while driving his Volkswagen Rabbit on the Long Island Expressway in New York . He was rear ended by a tractor-trailer. His car caught fire, and he was pulled from the wreckage. Cause of death was a massive heart attack. It was not determined if he had the heart attack before the accident, or if the accident caused the heart attack. He is buried in the Huntington Rural Cemetery . 555 New York Avenue     Huntington , NY 11743

Berry Oakley

The Allman Brothers
November 11, 1972 On November 11 , 1972 , Oakley was involved in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia with a bus, just three blocks from where Duane had his fatal accident the year before. Oakley said he was okay after the accident, declined medical treatment, and went back to The Big House . Just three hours later, he died. Died in Macon , GA. He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery , Macon , GA. Rose Hill was a place he used to hang out. He is buried next to Duane Allman. 1071 Riverside Dr
Macon , GA 31201

Duane Allman

The Allman Brothers
October 29, 1971 Duane was riding his motorcycle toward an oncoming truck that was turning well in front of him but then stopped in mid-intersection. Duane lost control of his Harley Sportster while trying to swing left, possibly striking the back of the truck or its crane ball. Duane flew from his bike, which landed on and skidded with him, crushing internal organs; he died a few hours later, less than one month shy of his 25th birthday. Died in Macon , Georgia . He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery , Macon , Georgia . Rose Hill was a place he used to hang out. He also used the cemetery as a background for his first album cover. Elizabeth Reed is resident of the cemetery. Berry Oakley is buried next to Duane. 1071 Riverside Dr. Macon , GA 31201
Cliff Burton

September 26, 1986 After a show in Stockholm, Sweden, the band drew cards to pick bunks on the bus. Cliff drew the ace of spades, and chose Kirk Hammett's bunk. That night, while the band was sleeping, the bus veered off the road and rolled over. Cliff was ejected through the window, and the bus landed on him. While liftng the bus off of him, the cable broke, with the bus falling on him again. The driver said he hit ice, but the band believes te driver was drunk, or maybe fell asleep.

His funeral was held at Chapel of the Valley in Castro Valley, California, USA. He was cremated, and his ashes were spread on the Maxwell Ranch near Castro Valley.

Located at 20359 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Eddie Cochran April 17, 1960 He was in a cab with Gene Vincent (who severely hurt is leg in the accident), and Sharon Sheeley, his songwriter girlfriend. The cab got a flat, and crashed into a lamppost. Cochran went through the windshield and suffered major trauma. Accident occurred in Chippenham, Wiltshire , England . He died at St. Marten's hospital in Bath later that day. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress , CA. 4471 Lincoln Ave
Cypress , CA 90630

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Dee Dee Ramone

The Ramones

June 5, 2002 He died from an accidental overdose of heroin at his Hollywood home.

He is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery . 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood , CA 90038

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Karen Carpenter February 4, 1983 She died from a heart attack, which was brought on by Ipecac poisoning. Anorexia was the secondary cause of death.

She is buried in the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park . 5600 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village ,  CA    91362

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Janis Joplin October 4, 1970 She died in Los Angeles from a heroine overdose. at the Hollywood Landmark Hotel in Los Angeles (since renamed The Highland Gardens Hotel) on October 4 , 1970 , due to an overdose of heroin at the age of 27. It is said that she purchased the heroin in an effort to console herself when her boyfriend Seth failed to arrive for a scheduled date. The heroin was dealt by an amateur dealer who had little experience with the drug and cut it too pure. The same batch which killed Joplin was also responsible for several other deaths. After injecting the heroin the night before, she had gone down to the hotel lobby, received change to buy cigarettes from a vending machine and returned to her room. While getting undressed, the overdose overwhelmed her. She fell next to the bed, breaking her nose against the nightstand, her change still clenched in her hand.

She was cremated and her ashes were scattered in the

Pacific ocean and along Stinson beach.

David Ruffin

The Temptations
June 1, 1991 Died from an accidental drug overdose. He had taken the drugs while hanging out in a crack house in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia .

He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery . 19975 Woodward Ave
Detroit , Michigan 48203

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Shannon Hoon

Blind Melon
October 21, 1995 After a particularly disastrous performance in Houston , he launched into an all-night cocaine binge. Cause of death was an accidental overdose of cocaine. His drug rehabilitation counselor was supposed to be on tour with him. Shannon sent him home after a short time. He is buried in Dayton , Indiana .

John Bonham

Led Zeppelin
September 25, 1980 Died by choking to death on aspirated vomit. He had been partying all day and night after a day of recording in studio. The band went to Jimmy Page's home in Windsor . He was found, by John Paul Jones, in bed, dead the next morning.

Buried at Rushock Parish Church , near Kidderminster, Worcestershire , England

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Sid Vicious

The Sex Pistols
February 2, 1979 Died from an overdose of heroin (of which he obtained from his mother). He died in the apartment of his girlfriend Michelle Robinson. There is some speculation he may have committed suicide.

He was cremated and sprinkled over the grave of Nancy Spungen in Bensalem , Pennsylvania

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Elvis Presley August 16, 1977 He died of a drug induced heart attack. Unfortunately, the king was found in his bathroom, near the throne. He is buried at Graceland, in Memphis , TN. 734 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis , TN 38186-0508

Bobby Hatfield

The Righteous Brothers
November 5, 2003 Died of a heart attack caused by acute cocaine intoxication. He was on tour, and died in Kalamazoo , Michigan .

He is buried in Pacific View Memorial Park . 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, California , 92625

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Gram Parsons

The Byrds

September 19, 1973 After several days of partying at the Joshua Tree Inn in Joshua Tree, California, he died of drug toxicity brought on by extreme drug use over several days, and weeks worth of multiple drug use. Odd circumstances ensued, with his body/coffin being stolen by friends, who burned them up near Cap Rock in the Joshua Tree National Monument. Eventually, his remains were returned to New Orleans , Louisiana . Buried in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, New Orleans , Louisiana . 2733 Eddie Williams Ave , Alexandria , Louisiana , 71302

Jim Morrison

The Doors
July 3, 1971 The Coroner's report lists his cause of death as heart failure. His girlfriend, Pamela Courson, found him dead in the bathtub in their Paris apartment. He had been partying heavily that night, and was snorting heroine and drinking alcohol. There was a delay in reporting he is death, and he lay in the tub for 3 days until French authorities got the paperwork filled out. He is buried in Paris , at the Pere-Lachaise Cemetery . Other notables in the cemetery include Oscar Wilde and Frederic Chopin. Address is 16, rue du Repos
75020 Paris (20 arrondissement)

Kevin DuBrow

Quiet Riot

November 25, 2007 Died at his Las Vegas home of an accidental cocaine overdose. He is buried in Corona Del Mar, California, next to his father. Located at 3500 PAcific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, California, California, USA 92625. Lot 60, grave B.  
Ike Turner December 12, 2007 He died of a cocaine overdose and other conditions at his home in San Marcos, California, USA He was cremated. His ashes were given to a feiend or family member.  
Hank Williams January 1, 1953

He was given a vitamin b-12 injection for his bad back at the Andrew Johnson Hotel in Knoxville Tennessee.He was being driven to his next show in Canyon, Ohio. Apparently, he took a bottle of whiskey along. He passed away in the back seat of a Cadillac somewhere on the drive to Canton.

His grave is in the Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery , Alabama . 829 Columbus Street Montgomery , Alabama 36104
Jimi Hendrix September 18, 1970 Was found dead in the basement flat of the Samarkand Hotel at 22 Lansdowne Crescent in London . Hendrix died amid circumstances which have never been fully explained. He had spent the night with his German girlfriend, Monika Dannemann , and likely died in bed after drinking wine and taking nine Vesperax sleeping pills, then asphyxiating on his own vomit. He was originally buried in a site at Greenwood Memorial Park , Renton, Washington . He was moved to another plot to make room for a large memorial created by his father. 350 Monroe Ave Northeast , Renton , Washington 98056

Bon Scott

February 19, 1980 He died from choking on his own vomit. He had been drinking the night before, and his friend left him in the car outside his home at 67 Overhill Road in London . He is interred in Fremantle Cemetery , Australia, Carrington Street , near the corner of Leach Highway , Palmyra .

Old Dirty Bastard

Wu Tang Clan

November 13, 2004 He died from of a mixture of cocaine and the prescription painkiller Tramadol while at 36 Records LLC (Wu Tang's recording studio) located on West 34th Street, Manhattan, New York. During the autopsy, a bag of cocaine was found in his stomach. He is buried at Christian Cultural Center 12020 Flatlands Avenue Brooklyn , New York 11207.
Frankie Lyman February 27, 1968 He died of a heroin overdose. He was found dead in the bathroom of his grandmother's apartment.

He is buried at Saint Raymond's Cemetery . 2600 Lafayette Ave
Bronx , New York 10465

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Keith Moon

The Who
September 7, 1978 Died of accidental respiratory failure, after taking to much Heminevrin, a drug used to help with alcohol withdrawal. He also had been drinking, and took cocaine that night. He was at a party thrown by Paul and Linda McCartney, celebrating the premiere of the movie "The Buddy Holly Story". He died in the same flat Mama Cass Elliot died in, located on Curzon Lane in London . He was cremated at Golder Green's Crematorium in London . His ashes are scattered there, and there is a plaque in memoriam there. Hoop Lane NW11, London , England
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Sonny Bono

January 5, 1998 He died from massive head injuries after hitting a pine tree while skiing in Lake Tahoe . He is buried in Desert Memorial Park
31705 Da Vall Dr, Cathedral City, California

Terry Kath


January 23

Died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was drinking with a friend and his wife, fooling around. His last words were, ironically, "Don't worry, it's not loaded".

He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park . 1712 S Glendale Ave
Glendale , California 91205

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Steve Peregrin Took

October 27, 1980 Died by choking on a cocktail cherry. He was at his home in Ladbroke Grove, allegedly high on drugs he purchased from a long awaited royalty check from T.Rex. He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery , Harrow Road London W10 4RA

LeRoi Moore

Dave Matthews Band

August 19, 2008 He died from his injuries sustained in an all terrain vehicle accident while riding on his farm near Charlottesville, West Virginia, USA. He was treated and released from the hospital in July, but returned with complications from his injuries. No specific cause of death yet. He died at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Located at 1300 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles CA, USA 90027

Dennis Wilson

Beach Boys
December 28, 1983 Died from drowning. He was diving to recover things he threw into Marina Del Rey. He made several dives, and then eventually never came back up. He was buried at sea with assistance from President Ronald Reagan..

Brian Jones

The Rolling Stones
July 3, 1969 Found dead in his swimming pool at Cotchford Farm, the former home of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne. He died under suspicious circumstances, as other guests were at the farm at the time of his drowning. He is buried in Priory Road Cemetery in Prestbury , England .
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Carl Wilson

Beach Boys
February 6, 1998 Died from Lung cancer. Buried in Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles . 1218 Glendon Avenue,
Westwood , California
Dusty Springfield March 2, 1999 Died from breast cancer. She was cremated, but has a grave marker at St. Mary the Virgin Church Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames , RG9 6RP , UK
Michael Jackson June 25, 2009 Died from cardiac arrest at his rented mansion in Holmby Hills, a swanky part of Los Angeles. Cause of death is not known at this time, but drugs may be suspected. Will be buried at Forest Lawn.

Stuart Sutcliffe

The Beatles
April 10, 1962 While in transit to Hamburg Hospital in Germany , he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been experiencing extreme headaches for some time. He is buried in Parish Church Cemetery in Huyton , England .
Luther Vandross July 1, 2005 His cause of death is not certain, but most likely a result of a stroke he had in 2003. He had a craving for a bacon cheeseburger hamburger that used donuts instead of buns. He was a diabetic, who are more prone to strokes. He is buried in George Washington Memorial Park. Located at 234 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652
Gene Vincent October 12, 1971 Cirrhosis of the liver. Acute hepatic insufficiency due to cirrhosis. He was ill, and his parents took him to the hospital. He tripped while walking into his parent's house, which was the reason he was taken to the hospital. Inter-valley hospital near Saugus, CA. He is buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary, 23287 Sierra Hwy Newhall, California 91321
Jackie Wilson January 21, 1984 Suffered a heart attack while singing "Lonely Teardrops" at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill , New Jersey . He was in a coma for a year, regained consciousness, and then died 8 years later.

He is buried in Westlawn Cemetery . 31472 Michigan Avenue , Wayne , Michigan 48184

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Carl Perkins January 19, 1998 He died from a series of strokes. He is interred at the mausoleum of Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson , Tennessee . 200 Ridgecrest Road Jackson , Tennessee 38305
June Carter-Cash May 15, 2003 She died from complications as a result of heart surgery. She is buried in Hendersonville Memorial Gardens . 53 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville , Tennessee 37075
Johnny Cash September 12, 2003 He died from health issues related to diabetes. He is buried in Hendersonville Memorial Gardens . 53 Johnny Cash Parkway , Hendersonville , Tennessee 37075
Waylon Jennings February 13, 2002 He died in his sleep as a result of complications from diabetes. He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery . 1212 N. Center Street , Mesa , Arizona 85201
Howlin' Wolf January 10, 1976 He died from kidney disease.

He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery , 4301 West Roosevelt Road Hillside , IL 60162

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Fred "Sonic" Smith November 3, 1994 He died from heart failure.

He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery . 1200 Elmwood St Detroit , Michigan 48207

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Duke Ellington May 24, 1974 He died from lung cancer in the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He had a piano brought into his room that he would play when he had enough strength. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. 501 East 233rd Street NewYork, New York, USA 10451 (the Bronx)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley and the Wailers
May 11, 1981 He died from cancer. As a Rastafarian, he couldn't have surgical treatment. An injury to his toe led cancer to spread to his brain, lungs, and stomach.

He is buried in Nine Miles , Jamaica , next to the home where he was born.

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Willie Dixon January 29, 1992 He died from complications from diabetes.

He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery . 4400 West 127th Street Chicago , Illinois

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Ray Charles June 10, 2004 He died from liver disease.

He is buried in the mausoleum at Inglewood Park Cemetery . 720 East Florence Ave. Inglewood , California 90301

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Joey Ramone

The Ramones

April 15, 2001 He died of lymphoma.

He is buried in Hillside Cemetery . 742 Rutherford Avenue Lyndhurst , NJ 07071

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Johnny Ramone

The Ramones

September 15, 2004 He died from prostate cancer.

He was cremated. He has a memorial at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery , near Dee Dee's grave. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood , California 90038
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Muddy Waters April 30, 1983 He died of a heart attack while at home in Illinois .

He is buried in Restvale Cemetery . 700 S Laramie Ave, Alsip , Illinois 60803

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Bo Diddley June 2, 2008 He died from heart failure while at home in Archer, Florida, USA. He recently had suffered from a heart attack and strokes. Not buried yet.  

Rob Tyner

September 18, 1991 He died from a heart attack on his way home from grocery shopping. He is buried in Roseland Park Cemetery . 29001 N. Woodward Ave , Berkley ,Michigan 48072
Harry Nilsson January 15, 1994 He died at his home from heart failure. His is buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park . 5600 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village ,  California   91362

Eric Wright "easy-e"

Niggaz with Attitude
March 26, 1995 He died from A.I.D.S. He is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park 3888 S. Workman Mill Road Whittier , California    90601

Melvin Franklin

The Temptations
February 23, 1995 He died from a brain seizure.

He is buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. 6300 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles, California 90068

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Richard Wright

Pink Floyd

September 15, 2008 He died at his home in Great Britain from cancer. Not buried yet.  
Miles Davis September 28, 1991 Died from numerous causes- pneumonia, respiratory failure, and a stroke. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. 501 East 233rd Street NewYork, New York, USA 10451 (the Bronx)
Andy Gibb March 10, 1988 According to the doctor's, He died of inflammation of the heart, caused by a virus. Many people believe his cause of death to be from drugs, as he had been a prolific drug abuser, He is interred in the mausoleum at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. 6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90068

John Phillips

The Mama's and the Papa's
March 18, 2001 He died from a stomach infection, after a life of alcohol and drug use, at the UCLA medical center.

He is buried in the Palm Springs Mortuary. 4707 East Sunny Dunes Road
Palm Springs , CA 92264

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Isaac Hayes August 10, 2008

He died at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was found by a family member, and died an hour after arriving at the hospital.

The hospital is located at 6019 Walnut Grove Rd. Memphis, Tennesee, USA 38120

Miriam Makeba

"Mama Africa"

November 9, 2008 She died of a heart attack after a benefit concert against organized crime. She died after being transported to a hospital in the southern Italian town of Baia Verde Italy. Not available at this time.  

Cass Elliot

The Mama's and the Papa's
July 29, 1974 According to the Coroner in London , she died of "heart failure due to fatty myocardial degeneration due to obesity". Urban legend has her choking on a ham sandwich as the cause of her death. She died at 9 Curzon Place , the same London flat Keith Moon would die in.

She is buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park . 5950 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles , California 90068

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Mozart December 5, 1791 The most widely accepted belief is Mozart died from rheumatic fever. He is buried in St. Marx Cemetery, outside of Vienna, Austria
Beethoven March 26, 1827 Beethoven most likely died from lead poisoning. He is buried at Zentralfriedhof Wien
Wien, Austria
Plot: Group 32 A, Number 29

George Harrison

The Beatles
November 29, 2001 Died from lung and brain cancer. He died at Paul McCartney's Los Angeles home, which he had bought from Courtney Love. Located at 9536 Heather Road , Beverly Hills , California . He was cremated at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery . Speculation is that his ashes were scattered in the Ganges River in India , or the Yamuna River in India . Possibly even in the rose beds of his villa in Montagnola , Switzerland , or at his home in Friar Park . back to top

Natural Causes

Mitch Mitchel November 12, 2008 He was found dead in his hotel room at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon, USA. His current cause of death is natural causes, but an autopsy will be performed. The hotel is located at 309 Southwest Broadway, Portland Oregon, USA 97205  
John Lee Hooker June 21, 2001 He died in his sleep at his home in San Francisco . Probable cause: old age.

He is interred at the Garden of Ages Mausoleum in Oakland , California . 4499 Piedmont Avenue , Oakland , CA 94611

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