Bruce Lee’s Grave: A Seattle Landmark In Capitol Hill

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Bruce Lee’s Grave: A Seattle Landmark In Capitol Hill

Bruce Lee’s grave is a Seattle landmark. You can pay your respects at a cemetery in Capitol Hill.

Seattle is Bruce Lee’s final resting place. Almost 50 years after his death, the martial arts guru is still visited by thousands of tourists and locals at his gravestone in Lake View Cemetery, in Capitol Hill.

Lee died at 32 years old, and even though his official cause of death was an allergic reaction to aspirin, rumors have always persisted that he died due to an evil curse. His son, Brandon, was buried next to him after he passed away after an accident during the filming of the movie The Crow in 1993.

The gravesite is considered one of the top 10 celebrity graves in the World by Time Magazine. So many gifts and offerings are left that the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience displayed some of the items in an exhibition called “Do You Know Bruce?” in 2014.


There is a beautiful view of Lake Washington from the cemetery. The tombs are simple and peaceful, and there is a bench across them where you can sit down to pay your respects.


The Lake View Cemetery also has an important Nisei War Memorial Monument that you shouldn’t miss. This is a 21-foot column erected in 1949, honoring 47 Japanese American soldiers from Seattle killed during World War II.

Where: Lake View Cemetery 1554 15th Ave E

Hours: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm 

Featured image from Shutterstock. 

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