Hollywood’s favorite final resting place was damaged by a powerful storm that ravaged Los Angeles with fierce winds toppling trees and downing cables.
Fallen trees and debris litter celebrity graves at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills in the aftermath of this weekend’s storm. Some trees were uprooted and tombstones fell over.
Many stars are buried in the famous cemetery, including actress Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds who were laid side by side after they died within days of each other in 2016, as well as famed pianist Liberace and actresses Lucille Ball and Brittany Murphy.
At the neighboring Mount Sinai Memorial Park cemetery, debris and a broken branch lay on the headstone of Bob Saget, the beloved TV dad and comedian who died in 2022 at age 65.
The storms battered California over the weekend with high winds that left more than 120,000 customers without electricity. More thunderstorms are expected this week.
A powerful storm battered Los Angeles with fierce winds that toppled trees, toppled cables and decimated Hollywood’s favorite final resting place, Forest Lawn Memorial Park
At the neighboring Mount Sinai Memorial Park cemetery, debris and a broken branch were scattered over the headstone where Bob Saget is buried
Saget, the beloved TV dad and comedian, passed away in 2022 at the age of 65
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were buried side by side after they died within days of each other in 2016
Carrie Fisher, known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is pictured in 2015, a year before her death in 2016. She is buried next to her mother Debbie Reynolds who died a day later
Photos show the damage to the cemetery where a multitude of stars are buried or honored.
Bette Davis, a beloved American actress with a career spanning more than 50 years, is buried in the cemetery along with Naya Rivera, one of the stars of the TV hit Glee, who tragically drowned at the age of 33.
The ashes of Lucille Ball, the TV icon from I Love Lucy, were initially here until Lucie and Desi Jr. decided in 2002 to bury their mother’s remains in her hometown of Jamestown, New York.
Brittany Murphy, who rose to fame for her role in Clueless and later starred in Uptown Girls and Eminem’s 8 Mile, is among those buried in the cemetery.
Paul Walker, who starred in the Fast and Furious franchise, and John Ritter, best known as Jack Tripper in Three’s Company and later as the stern father in the early 2000s sitcom 8 Simple Rules, are also both buried in the cemetery .
Michael Jackson’s funeral was held here in 2009, but he was buried at the larger Forest Lawn site in Glendale, California.
Fallen trees and debris litter celebrity graves at Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Some trees were uprooted and tombstones fell over
Uprooted trees had been knocked down and laid on gravestones
Some fallen trees caused significant damage to tombstones
A huge fallen tree was uprooted and several tombstones in the cemetery toppled over
Storms swept through the area over the weekend, toppling cables and trees
Liberace, a famous pianist who starred in many movies, is also buried in Forest Lawn
Liberace Wladziu Valentinois imagined playing the piano in 1969. He died in 1987
Brittany Murphy is pictured in 2006
Dozens of stars are buried in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, including Harriet MacGibbon, better known as Mrs. Drysdale on the hit sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies; John Wooden, acclaimed UCLA basketball coach; and Forrest Tucker, aka Sgt. O’Rourke on the TV show F-Troop.
George Raft, the actor who co-starred as a gangster with Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 comedy classic Some Like It Hot; Freddie Prinze, the Latino stand-up comedian and Chico and the Man star, who is also the father of actor Freddie Prinze Jr. are also among the many who have their final resting place in Forest Lawn.
Albert Broccoli, the producer behind the beloved films of the James Bond franchise, Morey Amsterdam, the actor best known as Buddy on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Isabel Sanford, who played George Jefferson’s wife on the popular sitcom The Jeffersons from the 1970s, and Ann Harding, who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in 1930 for her role in the film Holiday, is also buried there.
Naya Rivera, who starred in Glee, tragically drowned at age 33 and is buried there
Glee star Naya Rivera is pictured in 2018
Downed trees and debris litter the cemetery lawn after the storms
Fallen trees can be seen in the background of many celebs’ final resting places
Flowers have been strewn over the graves in front of Carrie Fisher’s headstone
A huge tree fell across the road in the cemetery after the powerful storms
The storm blew over trees and branches over the cemetery and more storms are on the way
Trees were toppled during the storm and fell over fences around the cemetery
Bette Davis, pictured, is buried in Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills
Rod Steiger, the Academy Award winner, known for his roles in The Pawnbroker, Oklahoma! and In the Heat of the Night, is buried in the cemetery along with Sandra Dee, a teen icon in the 1950s and 1960s, who later became known for her mention in the popular Grease musical number ‘Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee.’
Elsewhere in the cemetery are the graves of Michael Clarke Duncan, the actor who starred alongside Tom Hanks in the drama The Green Mile; McLean Stevenson, the comedic actor known as Colonel Henry Blake on the show M*A*S*H; and Lou Rawls, the Grammy winner who rose to fame with hits like “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” and “Lady Love.”
Andy Gibb, the youngest brother of the Bee Gees, who also scored several solo hits such as ‘Shadow Dancing’ and ‘Everlasting Love’ is also all buried in Forest Lawn.
Beloved Happy Days actor Tom Bosley, who played Howard Cunningham, was buried in the grounds along with silent movie star Buster Keaton.
Buried nearby are Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder’s right-hand man in Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein, and Bob Kane, the comic who brought Batman to life in the 1930s.
Several other notable names in the cemetery include Steve Allen, who was the inaugural host of The Tonight Show in 1959, David Carradine, the actor who starred in the Kung Fu drama series, and Ricky Nelson, the hit star popular for his hits. like “Fools Rush In” and “Hello, Mary Lou.”
Tom Bosley played Howard Cunningham in the 1950s sitcom Happy Days
Ronnie James Dio, an American heavy metal singer, is buried in the cemetery
Huge trees were blown over by the storm last weekend
Forest Lawn has become a legendary location for the best of Tinsel Town to rest