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.
1,792 Reviews Rating: 4.8 4.8 out of 5.0
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
awesome tour!!
Thu, Apr 23  1:00 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
This was a very fun, entertaining tour! I highly recommend n our tour guide was super funny and kept the tour fun, and he is so knowledgeable about celebrities and the places he took us plus more! We've done other tours before but this is by far the best tour we've done so far. I'm looking forward to attending other tours they offer!!
Rating: 5
Must do tour
Tue, Apr 21  12:00 PM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
We had a really great time on this tour. This was the only tour we had time for in LA and we left extremely happy. It gave us a small taste of LA - but with the addition of the tragic and darker side of Hollywood.

This is a must do tour!
Rating: 5
A must do in LA
Wed, Apr 15  1:00 PM Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
Brilliant tour. Brian and Scott are excellent hosts and tour guides. Learned so much....loved some of the personal research that Brian had done to provide added value.
Rating: 5
Despite Unforseen Circumstances, tour was great
Mon, Apr 13  12:00 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
One of the advertised activities of this tour was to visit the cemetary where Marilyn Munroe and other Hollywood

celebrities were laid to rest. We pulled up to the gate just to be told there was a private event taking place and
Rating: 5
Fun and Interesting Tour - "The Dearly Departed"
Sun, Apr 12  12:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
Took the "Dearly Departed Tour" on Sunday 4/12, led by the most entertaining tour guide imaginable: Brian Donnelly. He and his driver took us to some great sights, not only of places where stars died but also of other sights of interest in the vicinity of the "death sights". There were so many that I can't recall them all. I highly recommend this tour to others looking for a look at the underbelly of LA! All round fun tour! Thoroughly enjoyed it.