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Elvis Presley fans unite at Graceland for candlelight vigil on 37th anniversary of his death

Sarah Kerendian, left, of New York City, hugs Patty Andersen, of Memphis, Tenn., after they danced to early Elvis songs outside the gates of Graceland during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Elvis’ death 37 years-ago, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mark Weber)

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Sarah Kerendian, left, of New York City, hugs Patty Andersen, of Memphis, Tenn., after they danced to early Elvis songs outside the gates of Graceland during a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Elvis’ death 37 years-ago, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mark Weber)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fans of Elvis Presley are making a nighttime candlelit walk past his gravesite at Graceland during a memorial of his death 37 years ago.

Devotees of the King of Rock 'n' Roll participate each year in a vigil on the anniversary of his death. Presley died at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee.

Fans strolled quietly Friday through the Mediation Garden at Graceland, Presley's longtime home.

The vigil is a highlight of Elvis Week, an annual celebration of Presley's career and life.

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