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11 Most Expensive Funerals in the World

These 11 most expensive funerals in the world have spared no money in their regard. A funeral is, as some would say, a culmination of life. It is a sad and tragic event, an event filled with goodbyes, remembrances, and sometimes regrets. Yet, it is the one true event that commemorates the short time we have in this world. All our achievements, our legacies, the people we’ve met and those who we leave behind all in one place. There are some people in the world whose death was as celebrated as much as their life.

You’ll notice that a lot of these famous figures are from the US, and their funerals were quite high in costs. This is not unusual as the US does boast some of the most expensive places to live in the world. The costs of living in a city are also indicative of the costs of everything in general. You’ll find out more in our list of 12 Most Expensive Cities to Live in the US. You might notice that if you do some research on the names listed here, the costs aren’t really equivalent to one another as there was a different value for money in these different times. Some costs decades ago would be equivalent to a higher amount of money today.

Who do you think is included in this list of expensive funerals? Let’s go ahead and start this list of 11:

11. Michael Jackson

For now, no one has replicated the amount of success the late King of Pop Michael Jackson has made. He has known to have broken records and have made a few of the best-selling albums in the music industry. Intoxication by prescription drugs eventually led to his death. This was unfortunate as he was about to make a comeback concert.

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