May 29, 2012

Elvis Presley's original crypt up for auction (VIDEO)

The crypt in which the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, the cultural icon of the 20th century Elvis Presley’s body was first laid to rest before being moved to the grounds of his Graceland mansion, is the one item among other hundreds other at the auction that is likely to gain a lot of attention.
Soon, the highest bidder will be able to buy a burial fit for The King.

The crypt that once held the body of Elvis Presley is going up for auction next month, The Associated Press reports. The tomb, located in a mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., held Presley and his mother Gladys for two months after he died on Aug. 16, 1977. Both of their bodies were later reburied at Presley's Graceland home.

As part of the "Music Icons" auction taking place on June 23, celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is offering the crypt, the opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of the chapel for a committal service.

Would you want to be buried where Elvis was?

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