John Ritter


September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003

Few actors get to enjoy the kind of universal success that John Ritter did. Whether on television (Three’s Company8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) or film (Problem ChildNoises OffSling Blade) Ritter was always charming.

Alas, charm can only get you so far.  And an undetected congenital heart defect will make sure you don’t get too far at all. At the age of 54, John became ill on the set of 8 Simple Rules… and was rushed to the hospital. He died of an aortic dissection later that evening. Interesting fact about Ritter’s life and death: he died in the same Burbank hospital in which he was born. And he is buried across the highway from it in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.


Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills – Hollywood Hills, CA

ritter - jan 21 2013

Specific Location

Court Of Liberty, Lot 1622; Walk past the central statue of George Washington, up (south) to the next/second section of the Court, Turn right at the sidewalk (when you see Stan Laurel), walk (west) through the doorway into the next section, down some steps and around a short walled section to your left, John is buried just on the other side of this short walled section.


One Response to “John Ritter”

  1. Larraine Martinez Says:

    So many good Actors who made the world a better place. This cemetery is wonderful resting place. But they need to have something that helps us know who they are, I was there and missed so many of these. I would have paid respects if I had known where or who they are.

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