If you haven’t seen the 4-hour long Temptation movie/docu-series (which is fantastic, by the way) there’s a few things you should know which is true and which is fiction:
- towards the end of his life, Melvin was confined to a wheel chair and only stood for concert performances due to his sever rheumatoid arthritis
- Melvin did not die in his mother’s kitchen in Detroit but rather died in a coma in a hospital in Los Angeles
- Melvin wasn’t buried on a hillside in a tree-lined graveyard but rather the stark, soulless Forest Lawn cemetery in Hollywood Hills in a wall unit just around the corner from Lemmy and Ronnie James Dio
- The producers of the drama filmed most of the scenes in Philadelphia, not Detroit
Final Resting Place:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California, 90068
Grave Location:Courts of Remembrance, C-3571
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery turn left and head for the large outdoor mausoleum. From the front walk along the right on the outside of mausoleum past Lou Rawls and Andy Gibb and keep going until you find David English.
Grave Location GPS34.149189, -118.320236
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