Ed Wood: Cremated in Brea!
When it comes to pop culture and things that are cool, Orange County is a lot like an oyster: you have to put some effort into finding the pearls. I stumbled across a nifty little nugget of local cultural relevance one day while scanning the celebrity directory at findadeath.com, which meticulously chronicles the final minutes of Hollywood royalty, (in the case of Stan Laurel, his final breaths). Let it be known, the site comes highly recommended for you morbid types by this Feral blogger.
Johnny Depp in still from Tim Burton's 1994 bio pic of filmaker Ed Wood
According to the death certificate posted on the findadeath site, the director behind such stinkers asPlan 9 From Outer Space
andOrgy of the Dead,
died of a heart attack in the apartment he shared with his wife inNorth Hollywood
on December 10, 1978. His body was handed over toUtter Mckinley
mortuary inVan Nuys
, which provided his undertaking services.
Memory Garden Memorial Park and Mortuary in Brea
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