Paying Tribute to Lost Legends in Seattle, WA

by Hey There From Here
December 8, 2021 | 3 min read

Paying Tribute to Lost Legends in Seattle, WA

It’s no secret that Seattle has produced some of the most influential legends of all time, so of course we wanted to pay homage to a few that are unfortunately no longer with us.

Jimi Hendricks

Jimi Hendricks was born in Seattle November 27, 1942 and became what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes as “the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”. But we all knew this already. Sadly his life ended in Kinsington, London September 18, 1970 at the young age of 27. If you are a fan then you will want to visit this grave site memorial.

Jimi Hendricks is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Renton, Washington along with his mother, father, stepmother and grandmother.

A beautiful 30 foot high dome was created in his memory and it is lined with etchings and inscriptions. Offerings have been placed on the memorial by adoring fans.

Over 14,000 people visit the memorial every year to pay their respects. The visitors that were there when Alex and I went were paying respects by listening to Hendricks music and smoking a little weed while hanging out in the dome. Not just one group of people, but a few. I hope that’s not a requirement because if so I didn’t do it right.

The cemetery is gorgeous and a tranquil place to take a walk around while you are there.

I’m glad we had the opportunity to visit the “Hendricks Memorial”. RIP Jimi, the world still loves you.

Kurt Cobain’s house

We all know the unfortunate story of Kurt Cobain’s last home. We wanted to visit the house to get a feel of at least this small part of his life.

Since his death the house has been sold, the infamous garage and greenhouse have been taken down and a fence was built to keep lookie-loo’s… like us… out.

There is enough room apparently to slip your phone under the fence and get a photo.

Next to the house is Viretta Park. A memorial bench sits in the park across from the home and is covered in messages from loving fans.

From the park you can see the top of the house peeking above the thick hedges and wire fence.

Below is the view from the front of the house and the park, what a beautiful area this is. Coming here brings up multiple feelings for sure. What a sad loss.

The house is located at 171 Lake Washington Blvd. and has continued to lure fans since Kurt Cobain’s death on April 5th 1994. RIP Kurt

Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee

Bruce and Brandon Lee, father and son, both taken too soon. Their graves sit side by side behind a huge white stone heart at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.

The views from Lake View Cemetery are magnificent.

Bruce and Brandon Lee’s final resting place is located at 1554 15th Ave. E. Seattle, WA. RIP Bruce and Brandon

Chris Cornell

The day we arrived in Seattle the announcement was made that Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, had died earlier that day. It didn’t take long for his hometown to pay tribute.

Memorials and flowers were left all across Seattle.

The space needle turned off it’s lights at 9 pm for one hour to honor “Seattle’s son” and his songs flooded the radio stations.

Today there is a bronze memorial statue located outside of the Museum of Pop Culture on the Seattle Center Grounds. It was unveiled on October 7, 2018.

Chris Cornell July 20, 1964-May 18, 2017

RIP Chris

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Hey there! I’m Stephanie! I’m a travel nurse with a serious travel addiction….fitting, right? You won’t find fancy writing styles here (sorry!), but you will find my stories (and lots and lots of pics). I love sharing my passion for exploring and I hope it inspires you to get out there and create some amazing memories of your own.

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