Scattered Ashes

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Final resting place for the ashes of:

David Robert Jones

Better known as David Bowie, had his ashes sent to Bali in accordance with Buddhist rituals. Bowie had a residence in Bali and was a follower of Buddhism.

David died on January 10, 2016 from the complications of cancer. He was 69 years old.

Kurt Cobain

Ashes scattered in multiple locations including the Wishkah River in Washington state.
Where Kurt Died.

Kurt died at the age of 27 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound on April 5, 1994.

George Harrison

Ashes scattered over several rivers in India.
Where George Died.

George died of cancer on November 29, 2001 at the age of 58.

Tom Fogerty

Founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival and brother of John Fogerty. His ashes were scattered in Hawaii. Tom was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Tom passed away at the age of 48 after an unscreened blood transfusion caused him to be infected with HIV which ultimately led to his death on Sept. 6, 1990.

Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson

Alan was a founding member, along with Robert ‘Bear’ Hite of Canned Heat. Among their many songs are: “Going Up The Country” “Let’s Work Together” “Rollin’ And Tumblin” “Bullfrog Blues” “Evil” “Goin’ Down Slow” “Catfish Blues” “Story Of My Life” and “Rich Woman.”

Alan mysteriously died on September 3, 1970 at the home of fellow Canned Heat band mate Bob “The Bear” Hite. Alan was 27 years old at the time of his death.

Brad Delp

Brad was the lead singer of Boston. He can be heard on Boston’s hits “More Than a Feeling, “Peace of Mind,” “Long Time” and “Amanda.” His ashes were given to family members.

Brad committed suicide by asphyxiation on March 9, 2007 at the age of 55 at his home in New Hampshire.

Dave Holland

Dave was the drummer for Judas Priest from 1979 to 1989. He later was a session drummer for number of heavy metal musicians, including Tony Iommi. His ashes were given to family members.

Susan Elizabeth “Suze” Rotolo

Suze is best known as an important muse to Bob Dylan at the beginning of his career. Their romance is often credited with inspiring Dylan’s early songs. A photo of her and Dylan was used as the cover of Dylan’s pioneering 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Her ashes were given to family members.

Suze died of lung cancer at her home in New York City on February 25, 2011 at the age of 67.

Paul Butterfield

An influential electric-blues musician, Paul went on to found The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag and finally Better Days. His ashes were given to family members.

Paul died on May 4, 1987 at the age of 44 of an accidental drug overdose in North Hollywood, CA.

Kenny Buttrey

Kenny was an influential pop, rock, R&B and country music drummer. He played with Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and many others. His ashes were given to family members.

John Denver

Ashes scattered over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
Where John Died.

Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons

Clarence was a key component of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. His ashes were scattered in Hawaii.

Barry White

Barry was a soul singer with a deep baritone that became famous for his love songs. He had 106 gold albums, 41 platinum singles, 20 gold platinum singles, and ten platinum singles, which sold over 100 million copies.
Where Barry Died.

Mike Starr

Mike was the original bassist of Alice in Chains from 1987 to 1993. His ashes were given to family members.

Freddie Mercury

Ashes scattered on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Erik Keith Braunn

Erik was the lead guitarist of Iron Butterfly. His ashes were given to family members.

Rob Grill

Rob was a founding member, lead singer and bassist of The Grass Roots. His ashes were given to his family.

Gladys Horton

Gladys was a founding member and original lead singer of the 1960s R&B group The Marvelettes. The group’s 1961 single “Please Mr. Postman” became Motown’s first #1 hit. Her ashes were given to her family.

John Cipollina

The guitarist and a founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service had his ashes scattered over Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA.
Where John Died.

Cliff Burton

The ashes for the bassist of Metallica were scattered around various locations in San Francisco.

Michael Hutchence

The lead singer and driving force behind INXS‘ ashes were scattered in Sydney Harbor, Australia.

David Blood

The bass player for the The Dead Milkmen. His ashes were scattered in Westchester County, NY

Doug Hopkins

Doug was the co-founder, lead guitarist and principal songwriter of the Gin Blossoms. His ashes were scattered off the Ash Avenue Bridge in Tempe Arizona.

Laura Nyro

Laura was a singer-songwriter known for the hit songs she wrote for such artists as The 5th Dimension, Peter, Paul and Mary, Three Dog Night, Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, Jackson Brown and many others. Her ashes were buried on her property in Danbury Connecticut.

Gordon Waller

Gordon is best known as half of the 1960’s music duo Peter and Gordon. His ashes were given to family members.

John Guerin

John was a prominent drummer that recorded with Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds and Thelonius Monk. His ashes were given to family members.

Sterling Morrison

Sterling was the rhythm guitarist for the Velvet Underground. His ashes were given to family members.

Dee Murray

Dee was a bass player and vocalist, most notably with Elton John‘s band during the 1970s and early 1980s. His ashes were given to family members.

Johnny Grande

Johnny was a member of Bill Haley & The Saddlemen, later known as Bill Haley & The Comets. His ashes were given to family members.

Angus MacLise

Angus was co-founder and original drummer for The Velvet Underground.

Layne Staley

Layne was the lead vocalist of Alice in Chains. He was cremated and his ashes were given to his family.
Where Layne died.