Elvis fans hold candlelight vigil 40 years on

Elvis fans hold candlelight vigil 40 years on
Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie lights the candles of some of the mourners who gathered to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of singer Elvis Presley at his former home of Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. August 15, 2017.
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MEMPHIS - Elvis Presley fans from around the world held a candlelight vigil outside his Memphis home on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the singer's death.

Presley's daughter Lisa Marie joined the vigil and lit candles for fans who gathered at the Graceland estate where tributes to the King of Rock 'n' Roll are planned this week.

Elvis died suddenly at age 42 on August 16, 1977 from heart failure after battling health problems including weight gain and a dependency on prescription drugs.

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