Heptonstall, England Though fans have always left flowers and writing utensils as tributes, poet and author Sylvia Plath's simple grave in the St.Thomas' Churchyard was long the subject of controversy for the inclusion of extra surname "Hughes" by her husband and fellow poet, Ted Hughes, whom some blamed for her suicide.Hendersonville, TN The former first-couple of country music are still together in death, with matching gravestones at Hendersonville Memorial Gardens, not far from the lakefront property where they lived for more than three decades.
Most people don't have the chance to meet their heroes while they're still alive, but most anyone can pay them tribute after they've passed with a visit to their final resting places.
Though there are creepy graveyards in every state and thousands of distinguished gravesites and cemeteries worth seeing around the world, here are a few of the most famous ones to cross off your bucket list. His grave is marked by a Washington Monument-esque pillar with intricate engravings at its base.
Ketchum, ID Ernest Hemingway was almost as famous for his outdoorsmanship as for his sparse prose style, so it's fitting that the author is buried in Idaho's Rocky Mountains alongside his wife, son, and granddaughter.
His grave in the Ketchum Cemetery is humbling and appropriately modest, just a flat slab of stone often covered by fallen brush and sometimes bottles of alcohol left as memorials.
Paris, France Polish romantic composer Frederic Chopin's grave is watched over by a weeping, moss-covered stone sculpture of Euterpe, the muse of music, holding a broken instrument.
It's yet another example of the gorgeous grave architecture, honoring names both well-known and unknown, that makes Père Lachaise one of Paris' most popular sites.
Baltimore, MD The 19th century stage actor John Wilkes Booth is notorious still today for assassinating Abraham Lincoln shortly after the close of the Civil War.
His body rests in the family plot in Baltimore's Greenmount Cemetery, where visitors will often leave pennies bearing Lincoln's profile atop his headstone as a small form of tribute for the late president and retribution for his murderer.
London, England The final of five confirmed victims of Jack the Ripper, Mary Kelly was a prostitute living in poverty when her life was cut short by the infamous, unidentified murderer in 1888.