Long Live The King: Wednesday Is 40th Anniversary Of Elvis Presley's Death

Wednesday marks the 40-year anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley - the King of Rock 'N' Roll. 

Thousands of Presley devotees lined up for hours to save their places in a procession Tuesday night. They held candles and walked along the graves of Presley and his relatives at the Meditation Garden at Graceland, his former home-turned-museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

For the last four decades, it has been free to visit the grave site – but this year, a fee was introduced. 

Elvis fans now have to pay $28.75 each for an ‘Elvis Week Property Pass’ wristband to be able to walk up the driveway procession.

Fans from around the world make the pilgrimage to Graceland each year on the anniversary of Presley's death to honor his life and career. 

He died of a heart attack in the bathroom of his Memphis home on Aug. 16, 1977.

Priscilla Presley, the performers' former wife, and Lisa Marie Presley, their daughter, thanked this year's crowd for their love and dedication.

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