Thousands remember the life of Elvis Presley 40 years after his death

Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Known as the “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley is a name known by most.

Today marks 40 years since the legendary singer and actor Elvis Presley has passed away due to heart attack. Elvis passed away on the 16th of August, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S aged 42.

He was born on 8th of January, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S. He grew to fame with his song ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and grew ever since. Over his career, he won 3 Grammy awards and acted in films such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’ (1957) and ‘Love Me Tender’ (1956).

Many fans took to social media to express their thoughts and feelings.