Kahane was the opening act
for many of Elvis'
concerts & delivered the
eulogy at Elvis' funeral
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Jackie Kahane
passed away on Monday, 6 March 2001 after a long illness.
Jackie the petite comedian was the opening act at Elvis' Vegas concert
performances. But his most important performance was his eulogy at
Kahane who had
previously worked with singer Wayne Newton was hired by Col Tom Parker
because of his clever jokes.
It was Kahane who delivered the now often voted line at the end of
Elvis' concert... "Ladies and gentleman, Elvis had left the
Jackie Kahane delivered the eulogy at Elvis' funeral.
The pallbearers at Elvis'
funeral were: Jerry
Schilling | Joe
Esposito | George Klein | Lamar
Billy Smith, Charlie
Hodges | Dr. Nichopoulous and Gene Smith.
Jackie Kahane gave the
eulogy at Elvis funeral, while Rev Bradley added:
is an inspiration to all. He has provided the potential of what one
human being who has strong desire and unfailing determination can
was a loving and caring father to his family and a decent human being.
In a society that has talked so much about the generation gap, the
closeness of Elvis and his family is heart-warming.... But
Elvis was a frail human being and he would be the first to admit his
weaknesses. Perhaps because of his rapid rise to fame and fortune he was
thrown into temptations that some never experience. Elvis
would not want anyone to think that he had no flaws or faults. But now
that he's gone, I find it more helpful to remember his good qualities,
and I hope you do, too...."
Funeral | Elvis
Exhumed | Cause
of Death | Elvis
Autopsy | Inside
Elvis' Coffin | Gladys Presley