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About Dearly Departed Tours

Dearly Departed Tours (DDT) is Hollywood’s authoritative celebrity death source. Since 1994 when he helmed the infamous Grave Line Tour, owner, Scott Michaels has been Los Angeles’ curator of the macabre. His infamous blog, Find A Death, chronicling the last days of celebrities’ lives. DDT developed out of this blog and in 2005 Scott began creating tours that visit crime scenes and celebrity death locations throughout Hollywood.

Scott made his own show that aired on E! called Hollywood Death Trip, we’ve also been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover, E!’s The Girls Next Door, Ghost Adventures and was the inspiration for the “Eternal Darkness Tour” on season one of American Horror Story. It has been listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and consistently earns high customer ratings on TripAdvisor and Yelp.




In 2017 Scott achieved the dream of opening the Dearly Departed Museum on the Legendary Route 66, Santa Monica Blvd.  The Museum showcases rare and unique memorabilia related to dead celebrities. The collection includes a tile from the pool in which Rolling Stones drummer, Brian Jones drowned, the door to the hotel room in which cult-film actor Divine died, the bedpost and blanket from Rock Hudson’s death bed, a piece of the Hindenburg, Karen Carpenter’s bathroom sink and now The Jayne Mansfield Death Car!  The Museum is open to the public seven days a week (for an additional charge) and new items are acquired regularly – stop by for a peek!