Thousands of fans attending Elvis Presley vigil

Tributes being paid to 'The King' at Memphis home

Thousands of fans are attending a candlelit vigil in Graceland, Memphis today (August 16) to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.

Since 8.30pm Memphis time last night (August 15) fans have been walking up the Graceland Mansion‘s drive to visit Elvis Presley’s grave, holding a candle each to pay their respects.

The vigil is the focus point of what is being called “Elvis Week”.

It is estimated that 75,000 Elvis Presley fans will make the pilgrimage to Memphis over the next seven days to mark the anniversary of his death.

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