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Final resting place for the ashes of:

Tom Petty

Tom was the singer, guitarist and chief songwriter of “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”, as well as a member of the all-star rock group “The Traveling Wilburys”.

Tom died  at the age of 66 on October 2, 2017 officially due to an accidental drug overdose. His ashes were given to family members.

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

Kurt’s ashes were 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

George’s ashes were 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 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.

On January 22, 2018, a Spanish newspaper reported that Holland had died six days earlier at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain, a hospital close to where he lived at the time of his death. No cause of death was revealed.

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, in 1963, Paul founded The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and was later a member of Electric Flag and finally Better Days.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, performed at Fillmore West, Fillmore East, the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock.

Paul died on May 4, 1987 at the age of 44 of an accidental drug overdose in North Hollywood, his ashes were given to family members.

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.

Kenny appears on Dylan’s albums Blonde on Blonde, Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and John Wesley Harding. He also appeared on Neil Young’s albums Tonight’s the Night, Harvest and Harvest Moon.

Buttrey died of cancer in Nashville on September 12, 2004, at the age of 59.

John Denver

Born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr, his ashes are scattered over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado per his wishes.

John earned 12 gold and four platinum albums in his shortened life including: “Take Me Home, Country Roads“, “Annie’s Song“, “Rocky Mountain High“, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy“, and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.”

John Died while flying his experimental airplane on October 12, 1997 at the age of 53.

Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons

Clarence was a key component of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Clarence died from complications caused by a stroke on June 18, 2011 at the age of 69.

His ashes were scattered in Hawaii.

Mike Starr

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

On March 8, 2011, police were called to a home in Salt Lake City where they found Starr’s body. There were no indications of foul play, and authorities suspected Starr died of a drug overdose. He was 44 years old.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar to Parsi parents from India. Freddie formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. He wrote many of Queens hits including “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love“, “Killer Queen“, “Somebody to Love” and “We Are the Champions“.

As a member of Queen, Freddie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003,

Freddie died at the age of 45 on November 24, 1991. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS, his ashes are scattered on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Erik Keith Braunn

Erik was the lead guitarist of Iron Butterfly.  He was only 17 years old when he played on Iron Butterfly’s greatest hit, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” in 1968. The album sold over 30 million copies earning a Platinum record from the RIAA

Erik died on July 25, 2003 at the age of 52 from a heart attack. His ashes were given to family members.

Rob Grill

Rob was a founding member, lead singer and bassist of The Grass Roots. Rob died on July 11, 2011 at the age of 67 from the complications of a stroke, 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. Gladys passed away on January 26, 2011 at the age of 65 from a series of strokes, her ashes were given to her family.

John Cipollina

The guitarist and a founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service died at the age of 45 on May 29, 1989 of advanced lung disease, his ashes were scattered over Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA.
Where John Died.

Cliff Burton

Cliff was the bassist for Metallica from December 1982 until his death on September 27, 1986 died in a bus accident in Southern Sweden as the band was on tour to support their “Master of Puppets album. His ashes were scattered around various locations in San Francisco.

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.

Daryl Dragon

Daryl was a songwriter, and along with his wife, Toni Tennille, they had a string of hits in the 1970s under the name “The Captain and Tennille.” He also played keyboards for “The Beach Boys” from 1967 to 1972, where he was given the nickname “Captain” by lead singer Mike Love due to his penchant for wearing a captain’s hat onstage.

Daryl died on January 2, 2019 at the age of 76 from kidney failure. His ashes were distributed to family members and friends.

Ed King

Edward Calhoun King was the guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and guitarist and bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1996.

Strawberry Alarm Clock’s largest success was with the 1967 single “Incense and Peppermints“, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ed died on August 22, 2018 at the age of 68 due to congestive heart failure. His ashes were distributed to family members and friends.