The day The King, Elvis Presley, dies in the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
While his cause of death was first attributed to congestive heart failure, later investigation found evidence that drug abuse may have at least contributed to his death.

A sad day in musical history.

The epitaph on his tombstone, as commissioned by his father:


January 8, 1935
August 16, 1977

Son of
Vernon Elvis Presley
and Gladys Love Presley

Father of
Lisa Marie Presley

He was a precious gift from God
We cherished and loved dearly

He had a God-given talent that he shared
With the world. And without a doubt
He became most widely acclaimed
Capturing the hearts of young and old alike

He was admired not only as an entertainer
But as the great humanitarian that he was
For his generosity, and his kind feelings
For his fellow man

He revolutionized the field of music and
Received its highest awards

He became a living legend in his own time
Earning the respect and love of millions

God saw that he needed some rest and
Called him home to be with Him

We miss you, Son and Daddy. I thank god
That He gave us you as our son

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