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Candlelight Vigil Marks 37 Years After Elvis Death

Devotees of the King of Rock \'n\' Roll participate each year in a vigil on the anniversary of his death. Presley died at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee.

Published: 16th August 2014 09:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2014 09:43 AM   |  A+A-

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By AP

MEMPHIS: Fans of Elvis Presley are making a nighttime candlelit walk past his gravesite at Graceland during a memorial of his death 37 years ago.

Devotees of the King of Rock 'n' Roll participate each year in a vigil on the anniversary of his death. Presley died at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee.

Fans strolled quietly Friday through the Mediation Garden at Graceland, Presley's longtime home.

The vigil is a highlight of Elvis Week, an annual celebration of Presley's career and life.



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