former wife, Priscilla Presley, and his only child, Lisa Marie Presley, assimilated fans for a candlelight burial at on Tuesday night to remember the late musician 40 years after his death.
Priscilla Presley spoke in front of thousands of the King of Rock and Roll’s mourners at the late musician’s Memphis mansion.
“This is the largest anniversary we have ever, ever had, so we wish to appreciate you all,” she said. “You are gripping Elvis Presley alive.”
She and her daughter, Lisa Marie, and Lisa Marie’s 10-year-old twin daughters illuminated candles and assimilated the commemorative procession, reports People.
Though it’s not famous how many fans attended Tuesday’s vigil, Graceland was scheming for 50,000 visitors this year for its special 40th anniversary Elvis Week, which takes place any August.
The annual candlelight burial is a hallmark eventuality for Elvis Week. This year’s eventuality was controversial because, for the first time, visitors attending had to compensate $28.75 for a wristband to walk up the prolonged drive and past the graves where Presley and kin are buried. The wristband also supposing entrance to a new $45 million party formidable at the Memphis traveller attraction.
Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, at 42. He was found passed in his lavatory in the Graceland palace in Memphis. Though he was rushed to Baptist Memorial Hospital, attempts to revitalise him were unsuccessful. He was primarily believed to have died from heart failure, but serve review suggested that abusing medication drugs may have contributed to his death.