Elvis Presley’s Tomb Is Now Up for Auction
The “King of Rock ‘n Roll” may have sung ‘All Shook Up’ back in 1957, but “shook up” is how most Elvis Presley fans would feel upon reading this. The crypt where Elvis was first laid to rest before his body was buried at Graceland is up for auction, with the bid starting at $100,000. Mercy!
Beverly Hills-based Juliens Auctions said it had been approached by Forest Hill Cemetery to sell the crypt where the bodies of Presley and his mother, Gladys, were kept for about two months in 1977. The private lot being auctioned will include the opening and closing of the vault and crypt for burial, a memorial inscription and the use of the chapel for a committal service (i.e., a funeral).
Call it morbid memorabilia, but despite the nature of the deal, the auction firm simply considers this an opportunity for the “ultimate fan of Elvis Presley.” So if you’re an Elvis impersonator who wants to truly honor the legend’s lifestyle, and you have $100,000 (or more) to spare for your dream funeral, you can’t ask for a greater exit to the pearly gates of rock ‘n roll heaven.