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Thousands honor Elvis Presley at Graceland vigil

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 16, 2013 at 8:05 a.m.

MEMPHIS — Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.

Thousands of Presley fans carried lit candles as they walked silently through the Mediation Garden at Graceland, Presley's longtime Memphis home. The garden is the location of Presley's grave and also is the spot where his mother, father and grandmother are buried.

Wreaths of flowers and pictures of Presley encircled the grave, while shadows cast by the glowing candles danced along the stone wall surrounding the garden. Soft music played in the mild night, as some in the procession bowed their heads or cried quietly.

Each year, fans of Presley's music and movies come to Memphis for Elvis Week, the week-long celebration of his life and career. Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack after battling prescription drug abuse.

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