Celebrity Death Landmarks

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    The Lorraine Motel, the site of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in 1968, is now the permanent location of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The motel remained open until 1982 when it was foreclosed. The King memorial foundation purchased the property at auction and later opened the museum in 1991.

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    The Hotel Chelsea in New York City has been a renowned spot for artists, musicians and writers visiting New York for years. But after writer Dylan Thomas died of alcohol poisoning in 1953 and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in 1978, the hotel has become a huge spot for tourists looking to catch of glimpse of artist history.

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    The Althorp House in England has become a museum dedicated to the late Princess Diana of Wales. The childhood home of the princess, it is also the site of her burial.

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    The Graceland estate and mansion is the former home of rock legend Elvis Presley and is now the site of a museum dedicated to the king of rock and roll. An annual procession is held that allows fans to travel through the estate and past Elvis' grave on the anniversary of his death. In 2002, it was estimated that a whopping 40,000 people attended the procession, despite pouring rain.

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    Perhaps the most famous cemetery in the world, Paris' Pere Lachaise is the burial place of such famous icons as Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison, as well as countless other artists, writers and political figures.

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