Elvis Presley lives on in the hearts of adoring fans who made sure to pay their respects on his 43rd death anniversary ... even if it meant wearing masks and having to spread out.
A candlelight vigil was held for The King Saturday night at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee -- which hundreds of people flocked to come sundown just to get a glimpse of the man's gravesite and leave behind flowers, notes, and photos of their idol. It was one of the last events for Elvis Week around there -- but this year, precautions were in place.
The estate made sure the proper precautions were put in place to make sure the event was safe including only allowing 720 people access to the grounds. The groups, which had to be six people or less, were not allowed in unless they had face masks and organizers spread out the entrance times So it was less packed.
Police officers were also on hand to make sure people without tickets couldn’t get in.
This year was particularly important to Elvis fans as it marks the first time he has been gone longer than he was alive. Elvis was 42 when he died of a heart attack.
Elvis Week has been taking place all week and ended Sunday night (the day he died) with a virtual gospel and drive-in movie in the parking lot of Graceland.
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