Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee is buried in Lot 276 of the Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
He died in Hong Kong of a cerebral edema on July 20th, 1973, aged 32, and his funeral was held in Seattle on July 25th, 1973. The red-colored headstone features Lee’s photograph and the engraved epitaph describes him as ‘FOUNDER OF JEET KUNE DO’.
His son Brandon Lee, who died in a film set accident in 1993 is buried in the next grave. A stone bench near their graves is engraved with the words:
THE KEY TO IMMORTALITY IS FIRST LIVING A LIFE WORTH REMEMBERING
Seattle’s NHL expansion ice hockey team is named the Seattle Kraken after a feared, mythical, tentacled sea monster from Scandinavian folklore.
The name was selected for the city’s new ice hockey franchise in a nod to Seattle’s maritime history and its coastal location in the Pacific Northwest, where giant Pacific octopus are known to dwell.
The new team’s name, colors, branding, and jersey design were announced on July 23rd, 2020, in advance of their 2021/22 season debut.
The KEXP radio studios are located on the Seattle Center campus on 1st Avenue North between Harrison and Republican in the Uptown Arts District.
The site features the KEXP Gathering Space, a community hub and public hangout where you can listen to music, with performance spaces, an on-site coffee shop and the Light in the Attic record store.
Free station tours are offered daily at 2 pm, with additional tours at 10 am during summer months.
Nirvana frontman and guitarist Kurt Cobain was found dead at the age of 27 in a room above the detached garage of his home at 171 Lake Boulevard East in Seattle’s Denny-Blaine neighborhood. A suicide note was found nearby and an investigation concluded he died three days prior on April 5th, 1994 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head.
Cobain’s wife, Courteney Love, subsequently had the garage demolished and sold the property, located next to Viretta Park, in 1997.