Elvis Presley fan buys a £700 coffin for her own funeral

Elvis Presley fan buys a £700 coffin for her own funeral

Elvis Presley fan buys a £700 coffin for her own funeral

The vigil began Tuesday night and continues through today, and visitors had to have an Elvis Week Property Pass wristband to walk up the long driveway and past the graves where Presley and relatives are buried.

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today.

The rock "n" roll star became one of the most influential musicians ever, with estimated record sales of around 600million as of 2017. And, as recently as 2016, a video emerged of a bearded man wearing a baseball cap at Graceland which many fans believed was the elderly singer.

Sherry Evans, right, poses with Elvis Presley's personal nurse, Tish Henley-Kirk, and her husband, Barrey, in Memphis.

Mr Pomare was a 10-year-old boy in Dargaville in 1954 when he first heard Elvis' voice.

"I started coming in 1994 just a special feeling about Graceland, there's no place like it in the world", said fan Jay Kadner.

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So she went home and set up The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Qatar, which she now plans to expand to Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Released two months after Elvis Presley's death, CBS' Elvis in Concert was deemed controversial because it showed the onetime King in an unflattering light in concerts taped just weeks before he died under mysterious circumstances. "God took him back home, but he's still here".

The idea that Presley's spirit lives on is central to his fans of all ages, from all countries, who find his music soothing in times of trouble and are moved by his rags-to-riches story and legendary generosity. "Elvis's napkin. The napkin he ate with", said Sprung.

Mr Pomare and his wife Fay also tuned in to the livestream of the Candlelight Vigil from Graceland, Memphis, yesterday. As previously reported, Lisa Marie is said to be staying on track as far as her recovery goes and has committed herself to changing her past ways, and is dedicated to placing all her focus on her children, health and music career.

He added: "If I had to pick a favourite song of his it would have to be If I Can Dream because it was written at the time Martin Luther King was assassinated - there was a lot of unrest in America".

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