The City of the Dead, or Where famous musicians are buriedBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-city-of-the-dead-or-where-famous-musicians-are-buried
One day there comes a day when the inevitability overtakes the idol and he goes behind the scenes of the scene of life forever. Millions of fans are left with only their music. They left a mark in the form of a unique, vivid creativity. We propose once again to honor the memory of famous musicians who had a huge impact on the formation of musical taste and worldview of millions of people by visiting their burial places.
The heart of the French composer, performer and musician stopped on the stage during the concert. He was hospitalized with a myocardial infarction. During the year, three more heart attacks happened, the last of which overtook him during lunch at a restaurant.
Joe Dassin's work stopped in mid-sentence when he was 42 years old. The famous Frenchman of American origin was buried, as he bequeathed — in a cemetery in Hollywood next to the graves of his relatives.
The greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix, left a will in which he ordered a funeral in England. Contrary to his will, the body of the genius musician rests on Greenwood Cemetery of the American city of Renton in Washington State.
The exhumation of the body was caused by the vague circumstances of the death of Jimi Hendrix. Later, a pompous grave was built on the resting place of the musician in the manner of a chapel.
The star received many prestigious titles during her lifetime. Whitney Houston was recognized as the most commercially successful performer. The body of the superstar rests in the cemetery of the city of Wetsfield. Relatives were guided by the desire of the deceased.
During her lifetime, Whitney Houston repeatedly mentioned that she wanted to be buried next to her father John Russell Houston, with whom she was close.
The life of the musician, songwriter, founder and vocalist of the cult rock band "Cinema" Viktor Tsoi tragically ended in a car accident. At that time he was 28 years old. According to the official version, the singer was distracted from the road and flew into the oncoming lane.
The ashes of the cult musician rest in the Theological cemetery of St. Petersburg.
A rebel with the soul of an Indian, Jim Morrison became a symbol of the American rock revolution. Prone to depression, addicted to drugs and alcohol, he passed away at the age of 27.
Jim Morrison was buried in Paris. Periodically, relatives have to update the tombstone due to loss or vandalism.
Mikhail Yuryevich Gorshenev aka Pot
The founder of the band "The King and the Fool", guitarist Mikhail Gorshnev passed away due to drug addiction. Before that, he repeatedly found himself on the verge of death. Rumor has it that he has survived eight clinical deaths. His work was permeated with an unconventional view of the world and society.
This is probably why the rock musician bequeathed to scatter the ashes, as he had a negative attitude to cult rituals. Despite this, after the memorial service of farewell, his ashes were buried at the Theological Cemetery of St. Petersburg.Kurt Cobain
The guitarist of the cult rock band Nirvana Kurt Cobain tragically died at the age of 27 under mysterious circumstances. The musician's body was cremated, and some of the ashes were scattered in a New York Buddhist temple and at his home. His widow Courtney Love keeps an urn with the rest of the ashes.
Fans often come to pay tribute to the musician to the memorial bench, which is installed in Viretta Park in Seattle. In Auberdine, the hometown of Kurt Cobain, a memorial park was opened, in which a gravestone with lines from his songs is installed.
The body of the most successful musician in the history of pop music, Michael Jackson, rests in a Large Mausoleum in Glendale (California). The mausoleum is not accessible to the public. On the anniversary of the idol's death, fans had the opportunity to visit the Mausoleum.
Against the general background, the grave stands out for its modest design, lack of pomposity. Despite the inaccessibility to visit, you can always see fresh flowers, notes, photos from fans on the tombstone.
Singer, actor and uncrowned "King" Elvis Presley opened rock and roll to Americans and forever won their hearts. The official statement says that the idol of millions died due to heart failure. Later, an autopsy found that the musician abused various medications prescribed to him by doctors due to the harmful influence of creative activity.
Initially, the body of Elvis Presley was buried in the cemetery. Soon vandals attempted to break into the grave. Relatives had to reburial the ashes in the family estate "Graceland".Vladimir Vysotsky
The Soviet poet, singer of the author's song, actor, writer Vladimir Vysotsky died in his sleep. Doctors' opinions on the cause of death differed. While some identified myocardial infarction, others insisted on asphyxia due to an overdose of sedatives.
The exact cause of death was not established, because in the will the musician stipulated not to conduct an autopsy. In the death certificate, the doctors indicated heart failure. Vladimir Vysotsky was buried in Moscow on Vagankovsky cemetery.
The great Soviet, Azerbaijani baritone died in Moscow. Coronary heart disease interrupted his life at the age of 67. Muslim Magomayev was buried in Azerbaijan, in Baku.
His grave with a full-length monument is located on the Alley of Honor burial. Thousands of people, including President Ilham Aliyev, came to say goodbye to the outstanding performer. His name was immortalized in the name of a music competition, a ship, a square and streets.
The outstanding rock singer Freddie Mercury did not leave any orders regarding the funeral. The family held a ceremony according to Zoroastrian customs, and then the body was cremated. The burial place was known only to the closest friends.
In 2013, The Daily Mirror reported that fans managed to find the resting place of the idol. Freddie Mercury's ashes rest at Kensal Green Cemetery in West London.