Priscilla And Lisa Marie Presley Attend Graceland Vigil 35 Years After Elvis's Death
Posted on Thu Aug 16, 2012 09:30 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - It has been thirty-five years since Elvis passed away, and for the first time the singer's ex-wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie attended the annual vigil together.
"I've always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional. But I really felt it was important to come down here tonight. I love you very, very, very much. You should see this from our point of view. It's amazing. It's truly a sight to behold," Priscilla told the crowd, according to the Associated Press.
An estimated $75,000 people gathered at The King's Graceland mansion in Memphis to pay tribute to the American icon, who died in 1957 following years of drug abuse. The theme of the tribute was "I'll Never Know," which reflected all the life he never got the chance to live when he died at age 42.
Speaking of Elvis's final resting place on the Today show, Lisa Marie added, "I'm always really happy when I'm there. It always reminds me of when I was happiest in my life. It always brings me right there," she reminisced.
Following the vigil, fans laid flowers on Presley's gravesite, which is located near the pool on the mansion grounds.