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Elvis Presley’s crypt to be auctioned off

Elvis Presley. (Elvis Presley Enterprises)

Located at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, the crypt will be sold June 23 as part of a “Sports Legends and Music Icons” auction. Almost 1,000 other items will also be sold, including signed sunglasses belonging to Yoko Ono, costumes worn by the Jackson 5 and two pairs of Bette Midler’s boots.

The bidding for the crypt begins at $100,000. According to the Associated Press, the winner will also receive “opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of a chapel for a committal service.”

Presley, simply known as “The King,” died at his Memphis home Graceland in August 1977. The singer’s body was kept at the crypt for two months until it was moved to Graceland’s meditation garden.

The sale will be conducted by Julien’s Auctions, which previously sold items belonging to Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

See photos of the crypt below.

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Elvis Presley's Crypt in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. (Julien's Auctions/AP)

The interior of a private mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. The body of Elvis Presley was temporarily entombed in the crypt of this mausoleum before being moved to the grounds of his Graceland mansion. (Julien's Auctions/Reuters)


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