Elvis Remembered In Japan

In Tokyo fans paid tribute to Elvis Presley on the 30th anniversary of his death on Thursday.

"The King", died Aug. 16, 1977, at age 42 from heart disease worsened by drug abuse.

For those who could not join make the pilgrimage to Memphis, Japanese fans gathered to remember him at the "Love Me Tender" Elvis fan shop in downtown Tokyo.

In the scorching heat, one Japanese woman lay a floral bouquet the foot of Elvis Presley's statue.

All sorts of Elvis' memorabilia can be bought in the shop, most of it imported from Memphis, the United States.

The overall Elvis business brings in more than 40 million dollars a year.

That made him the second-highest grossing dead celebrity in 2006, behind only Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, according to Forbes magazine.


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