Your Guide to Funeral Planning | 12.30.2022

Celebrity Casket Types

Celebrity Casket Types

Reviewed By: William Prout

Cross Checked By: Joshua Siegel

There are a few different types of caskets that can qualify as a celebrity casket. You can choose from among the following options depending on your vision.

Promethean Casket

The Promethean casket manufactured by the Batesville Casket Company is often referred to as the “gold standard” of caskets due to its luxurious finish. This is the casket that was used for the burials of celebrities like Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson, and is likely the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a celebrity casket

The Promethean casket is the most high-end model of caskets available both at the Batesville Casket Company and in general. There is a popular misconception that the Promethean's gold casket is actually made of solid gold but actually, it is a polished bronze casket with gold-plated hardware. The custom-made casket that takes 150 hours of labor to manufacture retails for anywhere between $25,000 and $30,000.

Marilyn Monroe’s Casket

Another celebrity whose funeral casket is noteworthy was Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic American actresses of all time. When she died in 1962, Her casket was picked out by her ex-husband and lifelong friend, baseball star Joe DiMaggio. She was buried in a 48-ounce bronze casket that was referred to as the “Cadillac of caskets”, with a silver finish and a satin-silk lining in a champagne hue.

Marilyn Monroe's Unexpected Neighbor

Kiss Kasket

In 2001, American rock band Kiss launched a casket known as the Kiss Kasket as an item of merchandise licensed by the band itself. Kiss was already known for their merchandise which included toys and apparel. The exterior of the Kiss Kasket features pictures of the band members as well as the band’s logo, while the interior is black velvet. This casket has been used by devout fans of the band and can be purchased for a little below $5000. Vinnie Paul of the band Pantera which once opened for Kiss was also famously buried in the Kiss Kasket.

Taylor Swift’s Music Video Casket

Although Taylor Swift is alive and well at the time of writing this article, she recently used a steel casket in the music video for her song “Anti-Hero” which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2022. The casket featured in the video was none other than Titan Casket’s Orion Series which you can browse on our website in various color options and buy for just $1100.

Where Can I Buy A Celebrity Casket

When it comes to buying a casket that resembles a celebrity casket, there are a few ways you can achieve this, depending on your goal and the types of caskets available. If you are a fan of a particular celebrity you can look to custom coffin retailers to create a coffin, especially for you, perhaps featuring images of the celebrity or other relevant artwork on the exterior.

Alternatively, if it is the luxury celebrity casket look you want, you can look at a Promethean casket if your budget allows it. If not, then you can opt for a steel or bronze casket with hardware that is silver or gold-plated.  At Titan Casket we offer gold-plating customization on our steel caskets to give you the same luxurious look of a celebrity casket at an affordable price.