Thousands honour ‘The King’
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland yesterday to pay their respects to the rock n’ roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.
Thousands of Presley fans carried lit candles as they walked silently through the Mediation Garden at Graceland, Presley’s longtime Memphis home. The garden is the location of Presley’s grave and also is the spot where his mother, father and grandmother are buried.
Each year, fans of Presley’s music and movies come to Memphis for Elvis Week, the weeklong celebration of his life.
Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack after battling prescription drug abuse.