Thursday, Sep. 03, 2009

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley has actually had two graves. After the rock-'n'-roll legend died of heart complications in August 1977, he was buried in a mausoleum in Forest Hills Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. But fans and souvenir seekers frequently tampered with his grave, so Presley and his mother Gladys were moved to their current — and so far, final — resting place at Graceland. Admission to Elvis' grave is now part of the Graceland tour. The King has been dead for more than three decades, yet 600,000 people a year still visit his mansion in all its gaudy, ornately decorated glory.

Correction: The original version of this story misstated Elvis Presley’s cause of death. It was a heart complication, not a drug overdose.