Dearly Departed Tours

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Dearly Departed Tours began operations in 2005 and has escorted over 35,000 people through "A trip down bad memory lane." - NY Daily News

The tour was recently the focus of E! Show Hollywood Death Trip and has been featured on Haunted Collector, Haunted History, Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, and The Girls Next Door, E! 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders!

"Insightful and highly recommended" - Time Out

"Creepy, hilarious, but not for kids or the prissy!" -  Lonely Planet

Scott Michaels is the founder of Dearly Departed Tours. A lifelong fan of the "Dearly Departed", Scott came to Hollywood to become part of the infamous hearse-driven Grave Line Tours of Hollywood.  With the demise of Grave Line, Scott launched Dearly Departed Tours.  Scott is the creator of the infamous  "Deliciously Twisted." - San Francisco Chronicle

In 2012 the Dearly Departed Gallery  was opened on the legendary Sunset Blvd.  The Gallery houses one-of-a-kind artifacts like Rock Hudson's Death Bed, Jayne Mansfield's suitcase rescued from her fatal crash, bricks from Sharon Tate's fireplace and the door from the hotel room in which Divine died.

Dearly Departed Tours was launched on January 1, 2005.
1,847 Reviews Rating: 4.9 4.9 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 51 133 0 = 133 100% 4.8
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 4
A Tour with Grave Consequences
Mon, Jul 27  12:00 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
A regular mulligan stew of a tour, definitely on the dark side, but presented with humor and good will. Hollywood behaving badly, with a dose of tragedy, and lots of dead people. All in all a tell all to please most (dark) tastes, and likely would have been Ed Wood's next movie had he stuck around. Note to the Fatty Arbuckle set - this is not your tour; most of the subjects are fresher.
Rating: 5
Fantastik Tour by Scott Michaels
Sat, Jul 25  9:00 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour
The PASSION that Scott has shows in his Helter Skelter Tour! The next time I will be taking friends!
Rating: 5
I would recommend for everyone! Great tour!
Fri, Jul 24  12:00 PM Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
Our tour guide was a great guy funny yet informational! I would do the tour all over again! It was much more than just dearly departed!
Rating: 5
Very Cool
Fri, Jul 24  12:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
This was my first tour experience. The Van was super comfortable and fresh. Small group of only 13 people so it was nice and personal size group and didn't feel crowed. The Driver was excellent and very knowledgeable. He was funny and you could tell he was very passionate about what he was doing which made everything is that much more interesting. The media included made everything surreal. Super cool experience.
Rating: 4
Thu, Jul 23  12:00 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
It's good