Leslie Nielsen's Gravesite – Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Atlas Obscura

Leslie Nielsen's Gravesite

A self-explanatory attraction allows fans to respectfully remember and honor a comedy legend. 


Leslie Nielsen wasn’t going to move on to the next world without having a little fun.

So the legendary comedian’s gravesite in Ft. Lauderdale is more playful than you’re likely to find in most cemeteries.

Located in picturesque Evergreen Cemetery, a witty inscription on his otherwise simple headstone reads “Let ‘er Rip,” a play on the actor’s often flatulence-inspired comedy. The gravesite is actually far less grand than one would expect of a famous Hollywood icon, but it’s not without its hidden treasures; the grave site’s bench is marked with another Nielsen-centric inscription that reads “Sit down whenever you can,” which was widely known to be his standard line of advice for actors or comedians who asked him for advice. 

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The grave is located in the northern part of the cemetery, near the center, between the drives at SE 12th Street Court and SE 12th Street.

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