Record crowd attends vigil for 30th anniversary of Elvis' death - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Record crowd attends vigil for 30th anniversary of Elvis' death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An apparent record crowd visited Memphis this week to mark the 30th anniversary of his death.

Estimates are that 40,000 to 50,000 people participated in the vigil last night and today past his grave.

For longtime observers of the annual procession, it was clear the 30th anniversary crowd was a record breaker. 

Visits to the grave continued throughout the day today following an overnight "candlelight vigil" to the burial garden at his Graceland home.

Dozens of large floral displays sent by fans from around the world surrounded a walkway leading to the garden. Teddy bears, single red roses and other small offerings covered the grave.

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