Elvis Presley Death Death of Elvis Presley 16 August 1977

 Death of Elvis Presley   Elvis Presley Died 16 August 1977
Elvis Aaron Presley, born 8 January 1935 in Tupelo Mississippi Elvis died 16 August 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis FuneralElvis Presley died on 16 August 1977 at his home Graceland in Memphis. His body was found by girlfriend, Ginger Alden  in the upstairs bathroom. Ginger  summoned Joe Esposito & Al Strada and Dr Nick. All efforts to revive Elvis were futile.  Elvis had probably been dead for many hours by the time his body was found.  Elvis had not gone to bed at his customary time, between six and seven am. At about 2.30pm the Memphis Fire Department rescue unit arrive at Graceland who rush seven mile to the Baptist Memorial Hospital. Elvis was pronounced “dead on arrival” after an 30 minute attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was pronounced clinically dead at on the steps of the Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Elvis Aaron Presley was pronounced dead at 3.30pm on the 16 August 1977 by his physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos

Elvis Presley Death – Elvis Funeral

Elvis Presley Coffin Elvis FuneralDr Francisco, chief medical examiner of Shelby County conducted the three-hour autopsy on Elvis upon Vernon Presley’s request. Dr Francisco ruled Elvis died as a result of coronary arrhythmia (an irregular beating of the heart resulting from myocardial infarction) Elvis real “cause of death”  revealed more than originally reported to the media is a bid to retain Elvis Presley reputation as the King of Rock n Roll. The month of August turns Elvis fans thoughts and prayers to the death of Elvis Presley. Thousands commemorate Elvis Presley Death by making the pilgrimage to Memphis to pay their respects at Elvis’ Graceland graveside. Many fan clubs organize events to remember the life and times of their idol. Others, like myself, will play their favorite Elvis CD and reflect. Millions will watch the vigil live on Graceland’s cam. 

Elvis Presley Grave - Elvis Grave at Graceland
Vernon Presley laying a red rose (his son’s favorite flower)
on Elvis Presley’s tombstone

By some statics it seems that interest in Elvis Presley is on the decline. It would make sense given that there are fewer fans have firsthand memories of the King of Rock ‘n Roll in action. Yet some say the notion that Elvis interest is dying is nonsense.

A recent article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal claimed that interest in Elvis Presley, at least in VEGAS is in recline. One Wedding Planner revealed that… ” The whole Elvis Vegas red carpet thing is, in my opinion, going out the door.”  Wedding coordinator for the Mon Bel Ami chapel claims… “That whole era is getting older. Almost all of our older renewals want an Elvis wedding. Our younger brides do not want cheesy, flashy, Elvis Vegas. They want something nice in their budget.”

Every August, fans pay tribute to the King with a candlelight vigil on the anniversary of his death, and this year, police estimated attendance at around 35,000. That’s a sharp falloff from the previous year’s vigil, which attracted 75,000 fans—and 500 people touring the mansion every hour—according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The fact that 2012 marked a nice round number for the anniversary (35 years) seemed to have a lot to do with the phenomenal crowd size. Indeed, the big anniversaries regularly draw more and more vigil attendees—35,000 on the 25th anniversary (when it rained), and closer to 50,000 on the 30th.

The theory that interest in Elvis is fading due to an aging fan base is also silly, according to EPE, which estimates that 30% of both Graceland visitors and the nine million Elvis Presley Facebook fans are under the age of 35.  The facts speak for themselves!

Fact 1. Elvis ‘ life, or segments of it, has been written about in 1,234 biographies
Fact 2. Elvis has his own exhibit in 5 Presidential libraries
Fact 3. Elvis has been the subject of at least 61 characterizations in movies, TV and in  plays
Fact 4. Graceland has been visited by over 18 million paying customers
Fact 5. Elvis has  sold 34.5 million albums since the iTunes era began 14 years after the Elvis’ death
Fact 6. Elvis Presley is honored by  5 Music Hall of Fame
Fact 7. Elvis has 34 statues around the world.
Fact 8. Elvis  has One hundred and ten 110 markers, or present
Fact 9. Elvis Image is featured  in 56 Wax Museums
Fact 10, Elvis is referenced in 1,000 biographies of other celebrities, some of whom met him for only five minutes, like Colin Powell

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