Tulsa, Oklahoma: Grave of Sam Kinison

Raunchy 1980s comedian who appeared in the film Back to School and on Saturday Night Live. Notorious for his intake of booze and drugs, he was supposedly sober when he was killed by a drunk driver.

Memorial Park Cemetery

Address:
5111 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK
Directions:
Memorial Park Cemetery. Southeast edge of the city. Cemetery entrance is on the southeast corner of S. Memorial Drive and E. 51st St. S. The grave is in Section 28, Lot 92, Space 3.
Hours:
Summer daily 7 am - 7:30 pm; off-season closes at 5:30 pm.
Admission:
Free
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Kinison grave marker.

Grave of Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison was a no-holds-barred, politically-incorrect comedian during the 1980s who was as famous for his off-stage drug and alcohol abuse as for his on-stage comedy monologues. He was reportedly sober and in AA at the time of his death at age 38, but was killed when his car was struck head-on by a drunk driver.

His bronze flush-with-the-ground grave marker carries this epitaph: "In another time and place he would have been called prophet."

[RS, 11/23/2014]

March 2017: Photo added.

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