Death Tourism: Skyscanner goes on the trail of celebrity graves

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Some celebrities still manage to draw a crowd -even 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, CA
Big memorial celebrations are expected today (June 25th) to commemorate the anniversary of the worldwide superstar. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private cemetery in Glendale, CA, will allow fans to pay their respects to the King of Pop. Flight to LA start from: $60.

Elvis – Graceland, Memphis, TN
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. Round-trip flights to Tennessee start from: $198

Jim Morrison – Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
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. European flight deals are abundant with round-trip flights to Paris starting at: $850

John Lennon – Central Park, New York, NY
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 (October 9th), fans from all over the world will fly in to remember the Beatles big man. New York flight deals start from: $111

Kurt Cobain – Aberdeen, WA
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, just outside of Seattle. 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. Round-trip airfare deals are available to Seattle starting from: $180

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