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Fans to remember the King.

IT has been a quarter of a century since Elvis Presley ``left the building'' for the last time.

Now across the world, his friends, fans and relatives are sharing their memories and preparing to mark the 25th anniversary of the King's death tomorrow.

A week of tributes will take place in Memphis, Tennessee, 25 years after the singer died of a heart attack at his home there, Graceland, aged 42.

Around 70,000 fans are expected to fly in from all over the world for parades, street parties, concerts and a candlelight vigil.

Meanwhile, a documentary featuring 16 hours of interviews with Elvis' friends is being released to coincide with the anniversary which comes just weeks after the star posthumously topped the charts with DJ JXL's historic remix of his 1968 recording A Little Less Conversation.

In Memphis, Elvis Week is marked each year at the anniversary but this year it will be a special 10-day event including a parade, a candlelight vigil at Graceland tomorrow and a memorial service at the University of Memphis on Saturday.

There is also a concert tomorrow which will be attended by Elvis' former wife Priscilla Presley and his daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 15, 2002
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