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100 Dead Celebrity Tributes

To Commemorate the 35 Years Since Elvis Presley's Death

— August 18, 2012 — Eco
It has been over 35 years since Elvis Presley's death, however, the legacy left by the musician is immortalized within contemporary culture. The tributes to dead celebrities show the impact that these stars had and continue to have as their messages, music and movies resonate in society. Whether they are members of the Forever 27 club, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, or actors gone too soon like Heath Ledger and Marilyn Monroe, these icons can still be seen promoting from the grave.

Though many see these offerings as terrifying tributes, it is a reminder of the legacy these individuals have left, especially the permanent tattoos of dead celebrities gotten by extreme fans. Some companies take it too far in capitalizing on dead stars, as Tupac's Coachella performance was highly criticized and seen as blasphemy.

The work of other celebrities seem to have a more altruistic consequence, such as the legacy of John Lennon.
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Remixed TV Painting Shorts
Remixed TV Painting Shorts
PBS Digital Studios Creates a Bob Ross Tribute Video
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97
Posthumous Icon Hairstyles
Posthumous Icon Hairstyles
The Steve Jobs Tribute Haircut Pays Hommage to the Innovator
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96
Crowdsourced Pop Icon Tributes
Crowdsourced Pop Icon Tributes
The Michael Jackson 'Behind The Mask' Video is Entirely Fan-Made
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95
Inspirational Chef Mash-Ups
Inspirational Chef Mash-Ups
'Julia Childs Remixed: Keep On Cooking' is Totally Heartwarming
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94
Diva-Honoring Apparel
Diva-Honoring Apparel
The Hype Means Nothing Liz Taylor Tee is Super Cute
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93
Posthumous Memoirs
Posthumous Memoirs
The Mark Twain Memoir to be Released 100 Years After His Death
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92
Rockstar Replica Bling
Rockstar Replica Bling
Nous Sommes Creates Jimi Hendrix Necklace Pendant
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91
Country Star Art
Country Star Art
The Johnny Cash Project Immortalizes the Man in Black
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90
Posthumous Actor Ads
Posthumous Actor Ads
The 'Hopper Lives' Vans Billboards Will Take Your Breath Away
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89
Retro Popstar Tributes
Retro Popstar Tributes
The Robert Jeffrey 'Vogue' Video is Material-Girl Glamorous
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88
Punk Rock Dolls
Punk Rock Dolls
The Sex Pistols Action Figures are Angry Little Miniatures
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87
Masculine Diva Tributes
Masculine Diva Tributes
The Ian Mellencamp V Magazine Feature Quirkily Pays Homage to Liz Taylor
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86
Posthumous Celeb Tees
Posthumous Celeb Tees
Vans x Dennis Hopper Collection Commemorates the Famed Hollywood Actor
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85
Posthumous Viral Movements
Posthumous Viral Movements
The Dark Campaign to Score The Dark Knight An Oscar
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84
Hip-Hop Tribute Tees
Hip-Hop Tribute Tees
Bad Boy Records x Supreme 'Biggie' Collection Pays Homage to the Late MC
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83
Dead Musicians as Activists
Dead Musicians as Activists
John Lennon is Spokesperson for OLPC Ad
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82
Hip-Hop Director Retrospectives
Hip-Hop Director Retrospectives
The History of Hype Looks Back at the Work of a Legend
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81
3D King of Pop Tributes
3D King of Pop Tributes
Special Michael Jackson Grammy Tribute Comes to Life
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80
King of Rock Toys
King of Rock Toys
Hasbro Launches Mr. Potato Head Elvis Presley Collectible Toy
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79
Spoof Celeb Obituaries
Spoof Celeb Obituaries
Britney, Amy, Whitney, Courtney, Mary-Kate
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78
Promoting From the Grave
Promoting From the Grave
Marketers Are Turning to Dead Icons As Modern Spokespeople
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77
Dead Leaders As Strong Ad Voices
Dead Leaders As Strong Ad Voices
GreenPeace: The Energy (R)evolution
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76
Posthumous Dance Tributes
Posthumous Dance Tributes
“Dancing With the Stars” Michael Jackson Homage
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75
Music Legend Loungewear
Music Legend Loungewear
The Cora Emmanuel for H&M Campaign Features Classic Rock T-Shirts
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74
Commemorative Rapper Tees
Commemorative Rapper Tees
The KIKS TYO 'Tupac' T-Shirt Celebrates the Late MC
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73
Sparkly Tribute Commercials
Sparkly Tribute Commercials
Michael Jackson MTV Ad is a Humorous Teaser
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72
Crystal Pop Legend Busts
Crystal Pop Legend Busts
Swarovski Michael Jackson by Galaxia Crystal Art is Out of Control
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71
90s Rap Resurrections
90s Rap Resurrections
Death Row Records is Rising from the Dead for Video Games
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70
Celebrity Grave Neighbours
Celebrity Grave Neighbours
Resting Place Next to Marilyn Monroe for Auction on Ebay
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69
Epic Elvis Renditions
Epic Elvis Renditions
Eric Davidson Puts His Own Twisted Spin on Iconic Figures
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68
Miniature Musician Zombies
Miniature Musician Zombies
Artist Danvinci Depicts Legendary Singers as Small Undead Cartoons
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67
Pixelated Posthumous Tributes
Pixelated Posthumous Tributes
Andy Rash Honors Dead Celebrities with 8-Bit Drawings
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Celebrity Death Polls
Celebrity Death Polls
When Will Spears and Winehouse Die?
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65
Back-to-Life 3D Performances
Back-to-Life 3D Performances
The Tupac Coachella Hologram by AV Concepts is Incredibly Convincing
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Belting Bricked Singers
Belting Bricked Singers
LEGO Freddie Mercury Pays Homage to the Iconic Musician
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63
Dead Rockstar Boot Campaigns
Dead Rockstar Boot Campaigns
The Dr. Martens Forever Campaign Shows That These Boots Will Live On
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62
Celebrity Icon Bracelets
Celebrity Icon Bracelets
Famous Faces by Pink Pooch Designs
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61
Posthumous Magazine Covers
Posthumous Magazine Covers
Heath Ledger Graces Front of Entertainment Weekly
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60
Unauthorized Celebrity Auctions
Unauthorized Celebrity Auctions
Michael Jackson Upset to See 1,100 Items Up For Grabs
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Ceremonial Guerrilla Dance
Ceremonial Guerrilla Dance
Flash Mob Michael Jackson Tributes in Stockholm, Sweden
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Elvis, 30 Years Dead and as Big as Ever
Elvis, 30 Years Dead and as Big as Ever
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Mosaic Plectrum Portraits
Mosaic Plectrum Portraits
Ed Chapman Idolizes the Great Jimi Hendrix With a Guitar Pick Canvas
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56
Merchandising Dead People
Merchandising Dead People
Heath Ledger Action Figure in May
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Posthumous Film Trailers
Posthumous Film Trailers
Heath Ledger's 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
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54
Landmark Dance Tributes
Landmark Dance Tributes
Paris Flash Mob Gets Sexy Under the Eiffel Tower to David Guetta
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53
Viral Tribute Remixes
Viral Tribute Remixes
Artists Memorialize Michael Jackson Through Song
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Resurrecting Songs
Resurrecting Songs
Erykah Badu and The Roots Remake Classic Michael Jackson Music
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Post-Mortem Moneymakers
Post-Mortem Moneymakers
Highest Earning Dead Celebs
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Posthumous Hip-Hop Producer Toys
Posthumous Hip-Hop Producer Toys
The J Dilla Vinyl Toy Celebrates the Life of the Rap Legend
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49
Terrifying Tributes
Terrifying Tributes
Michael Jackson Baby at the Marianne Boesky Gallery's John Waters Show
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Resuscitating Dead Celebrities
Resuscitating Dead Celebrities
South African Investment Company Uses James Dean in Ads
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Dead Musician Hologram Concerts
Dead Musician Hologram Concerts
The Coachella 2013 Lineup Brings Back Big Names
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Crocodile Hunter Tributes
Crocodile Hunter Tributes
Bindi Irwin's Song to Dad
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Giant Iconic Statues
Giant Iconic Statues
Seward Johnson Unviels 26-Foot Sculpture of Marilyn Monroe
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Portly Impersonators
Portly Impersonators
Fat Elvis Imitators Outweigh the King
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Celebrity Hair Collecting
Celebrity Hair Collecting
Locks From Elvis Presley to Albert Einstein
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Off-Duty Elvis Shoots
Off-Duty Elvis Shoots
Shawn Gust Triggers Memory and Thought Through Photography
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Dead Stars in New Ads
Dead Stars in New Ads
Morrison, Joplin & Elvis in 'Vinyl Never Dies'
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Pop Icon Pintraits
Pop Icon Pintraits
The Pin Art Portraits by Philip Karlberg are Full of Personality
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Smoking Kurt Cobain's Ashes
Smoking Kurt Cobain's Ashes
'Death Cycle' Art Installation Sparks Controversy
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People-Made Celeb Portraits
People-Made Celeb Portraits
Alan Craig Artwork is Created out of People
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Scream(ing) Tributes
Scream(ing) Tributes
Janet Jackson Honors Michael With a Spectacular Performance at the 2009 VMAs
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Connecting Dead & Alive Icons
Connecting Dead & Alive Icons
Converse Centennial 'Connectivity'
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Metallic MJ Tributes
Metallic MJ Tributes
Catalogue Magazine Reflects on Michael Jackson's Iconic Style
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Heath Ledger Lives On
Heath Ledger Lives On
'Five Leaves' Restaurant Will Open Anyway
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Leather-Etched Art
Leather-Etched Art
Mark Evans Etchings are Meticulous and Amazing Work
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Retro Rap Lyric Apparel
Retro Rap Lyric Apparel
The 2Bop Biggie Smalls Sweat Lets You Relive the 90s
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Wordy Pop Culture Portraits
Wordy Pop Culture Portraits
Textportraits by Ralph Ueltzhoefer Speak Volumes
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Morbid Fashion
Morbid Fashion
Own Shoes Like The Ones Kurt Cobain Died In
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Text Tributes
Text Tributes
Artist Memorializes Michael Jackson Through Wordy Art
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Virtual Grieving
Virtual Grieving
Blogosphere Seeks Solace Through Michael Jackson Burial Video
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Pop Up Books For Adults
Pop Up Books For Adults
Celebrity Meltdowns Pop Up Book
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Posthumous Celebrity Collections
Posthumous Celebrity Collections
The Last Fred Perry Amy Winehouse Collection Goes to a Good Cause
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Intense Emotional Tributes
Intense Emotional Tributes
The Chris Brown BET Awards Michael Jackson Tribute was Surprising
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Fashion Lines by Dead Celebrities
Fashion Lines by Dead Celebrities
Marilyn Monroe's New Collection
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Terrific Typography Artist Tributes
Terrific Typography Artist Tributes
The Michael McCabe Celebrity Portraits Use Their Own Lyrics
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Pop Star Skulls
Pop Star Skulls
Dead Rebel Icon Artwork Series from Paul Insect Is Hauntingly Hip
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Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Hyperreal Celebrity Sketches
Spanish Artist Berto Martinez Draws Public Figures for Magazines
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Rebellious Actor Exhibits
Rebellious Actor Exhibits
James Dean is Commemorated in The Kennedys Musuem
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Retro Rockstar Photography
Retro Rockstar Photography
The Godlis CBGB Photographs Are a Valuable Time Capsule
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Artistic Icon Tributes
Artistic Icon Tributes
Fans Commemorate Michael Jackson's Life Through Art
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Iconic Photo Retrospectives
Iconic Photo Retrospectives
Richard Avedon's Exhibit Reveals 60 Years of Amazing Images
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Legendary Icon Tees
Legendary Icon Tees
The Dennis Morris ‘Timeless' Collection Lets You Wear the Stars
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Posthumous Honors
Posthumous Honors
Heath Ledger Gets Chauvel Award
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Pop King Portraits
Pop King Portraits
10 Fan-Created Michael Jackson Paintings as Artistic Tributes
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Musical Corpse Couples
Musical Corpse Couples
Paulo Rocker Illustrates Celebrity Lovers as Skeletons
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Androgynous Elvis Editorials
Androgynous Elvis Editorials
Maria Eriksson Pays Homage in Fashion Magazine January 2011
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Mafia Headstones
Mafia Headstones
The Mobster Memorials Let You Remember the Greatest of Gangsters
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Cassette Tape Paintings
Cassette Tape Paintings
Iri5's 'Ghost in the Machine' Series Depicts Famous Media Icons
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Celebrity Head Hoodies
Celebrity Head Hoodies
Headhoods
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Frontman Gadget Stickers
Frontman Gadget Stickers
ImageLab3 Jim Morrison Decal Joins Dylan, Zappa and Marley
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Teen Rebel Editorials
Teen Rebel Editorials
'American Idol' in 125 Magazine Channels Brando, James Dean & Elvis
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Deadly Celebrity Reenactments
Deadly Celebrity Reenactments
Grant Waud Relives Famous Deaths in This Gripping Photo Series
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Death Masks of the Famous
Death Masks of the Famous
Postmortem Celeb Faces
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Iconic Punk Ink
Iconic Punk Ink
The Clash Tattoos Memorialize the Great Joe Strummer
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Tattoos of Dead Celebrities
Tattoos of Dead Celebrities
Inked Elvis Fans
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Tattoos of Musicians
Tattoos of Musicians
10 Inked Band Tributes
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Dead Celebrity Tats
Dead Celebrity Tats
From a Patrick Swayze Tattoo to Badass Bob Barker Ink
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