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Elvis Presley's Crypt


5/28/2012 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

fans can die happy ... literally ... 'cause the The King's original crypt is going up for auction and will will be one lucky bidder's permanent resting ground.

Darren Julien of Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills is set to offer up the iconic singer's tomb -- located at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee -- on June 23 as part of his "Music Icons" auction.

Following his death on August 16, 1977, Elvis rested in the tomb for two months, alongside his mother Gladys. Both were then later re-buried at his Graceland home.

The tomb, which has remained empty ever since, will hit the auction block on June 23. The winner will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of the chapel for a committal service.

Fun Fact: Julien's Auctions also sold Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Marilyn Monroe's "River of No Return Dress", and a jacket worn by John Lennon ... all went for $240k - $1.8 million.


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Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling Elvis Presley's original crypt to the highest bidder as part of his "Music Icons" auction later this month.

The tomb is located inside the granite and marble mausoleum at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

Presley was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were re-buried at his Graceland home. The original crypt has remained empty ever since.

Julien says the winning bid from the auction beginning June 23 will receive the crypt, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service. Transportation and funeral home charges are not included.

843 days ago

annmarie louise white    

elvis presley what get married to annmarie white becourse that why and throght leave graceland thorght at like

833 days ago

annnmarie white    

i like my father die in graceland bath next to the toliet make me cry and sad be with nim ever so much my is annmarie white i am elvis daughers and lisa marie presley she is my sisters she is lovely lady

577 days ago

annnmarie white    

after the ceremony elvis and his new wife held a pree conference in the Aladdin room they kissed for the benefit of photographers when askwd why he had finally decided to marry elvis replied well i guess it was about time annmarie stepfather colonel beaulieu told reposrters that he had known from the beinning that they would marry one day ann marie shows off her three carat diamond ring latar she was to say that both and elvis so nervous the previous night that neither slept they had known each other for more than seven years and she had waited patiently at graceland while he was away making films or recording but now she how she hoped eveying would change and they would be together properly as man and wifge

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