Contact Us

Elvis Presley’s Crypt Pulled from Auction

Elvis Presley
Getty Images Entertainment, Getty Images

One of the creepier stories to pass through our desks recently was the news that the crypt that briefly housed Elvis Presley after his death was going to be auctioned off. However, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, which was slated to sell the crypt on Sunday (June 24) as part of their “Music Icons” collection, has decided to pull the item.

According to Rolling Stone, the decision to sell the crypt prompted an outcry from Presley fans around the world. They felt the site should remain empty and preserved as a shrine to Presley, who died on Aug. 16, 1977.

Presley’s body was contained in the crypt at Memphis’ Forest Hill Cemetery next to his mother, Gladys, who died in 1958, shortly before Presley’s was to be stationed in Germany during his stint in the Army. Their bodies were moved two months later, after Presley’s father, Vernon, received permission from the State of Tennessee to inter their bodies in the Meditation Garden at Graceland.

Bidding for the crypt was expected to begin at $100,000. The winning bid would have included the use of a chapel for a service, the opening and closing of the vault and crypt for burial, and a memorial inscription.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Another Elvis -- Elvis Costello

Best of Awesome 98

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Awesome 98 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Awesome 98 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.