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  Findadeath.com.  "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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Fun and unique
Sun, May 15  12:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
 
Much more than just locations of deaths. Tour guide also pointedo out other famous locations along the way
Rating: 5
Not your ordinary tour!
Sat, May 14  3:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
 
Had a great time learning many little things that are cool to know! Was a little lengthy but overall would highly recommend. The staff at Dearly Departed were great, honest and treated us like we were special guests
Rating: 5
Tragical History Tour
Sat, May 14  12:00 PM Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
 
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
 
Our awesome guide, Brian, kept the whole tour captivated and we were so sad when it ended. Fascinating!
Rating: 5
DARK FUN
Sat, May 14  12:00 PM Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
 
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
 
Had a blast at Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour! Our host was very informative, funny, friendly and enthusiastic. I'd go again for sure!
Rating: 5
Well done.
Sat, May 7  3:00 PM Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
 
Attended: Dearly Departed's Hollywood Tragical History Tour
 
Great tour guide. More than just a death tour. Would have liked to stop by Marvin Gaye's house.
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