Watch: A Visit to Charles Bukowski’s Grave

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Charles Bukowski headstone, which reads “Don’t Try.” Via screenshot, YouTube.

Charles Bukowski is buried at Green Hills Memorial Park, at 27501 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.




Bukowski died on March 9, 1994 from leukemia. His funeral was officiated by Buddhist monks and his headstone reads, “Don’t try.”

Related: Bukowski and the Japanese Garden

The fan video below will be the closest many get to visiting his grave.

A previous video featuring Bukowski’s final resting place from several years ago is also worth a watch. Footage of a visit to his burial site is set to audio of the man himself reading his poetry.

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