Thousands remember Elvis on 41st anniversary of death

Candlelight vigil held on 41st anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Fans from all around the world gathered to pay their respects to the King of Rock and Roll as they observed the 41st anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.

The Gates of Graceland opened Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. for fans to walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite.

Presley died from a heart attack on Aug. 16, 1977. He was 42 years old.

Every year, thousands of fans carry a candle in remembrance of the King.

The gates remain open until all who wish to participate have done so, something that typically takes until the early morning hours.

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