Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum

Buried here are multiple artists including:

Alan Freed

He was a radio DJ known as “The Father of Rock and Roll” for his efforts to promote Rock music. Freed died in a Palm Springs, California, hospital on January 20, 1965, from uremia and cirrhosis brought on by years of alcohol abuse, he was 43 years old.

Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell

One of the pioneers of Rap Music, he was the disc jockey and founding member of the rap group Run D.M.C. On October 30, 2002, an unknown person fatally shot him in his recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. He was 37 years old.

Charles “Mercury” Nelson

He was part of the 1980s R&B group Force MD’s. They had only one song to hit top ten on the pop charts that was the ballad “Tender Love“. Mercury died of a heat attack at the age of 30 on March 9, 1995

Ed Sullivan

He was famous for introducing The Beatles to the U.S. and having a long running television show that featured many early rock performers. Ed died on October 13, 1974 of esophageal cancer, he was 73 years old.

Aaliyah Haughton

Professionally known as “Aaliyah“, she was a recording artist, actress and model. Her debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number” sold three million copies in the United States. On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and the members of her record company boarded a twin-engine Cessna. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff and exploded, killing everyone onboard.

Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
280-284 Secor Road
Hartsdale NY 10530
914 693-4700