Elvis Presley

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Elvis Presley


Date of Death: Aug. 16, 1977
Age: 42
Cause of death: Cardiac arrhythmia
Album sales (since 1991): 31.2 million
Highest-charting album (post death): No. 1 - 2002, Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits

"The King" helped bring rock and roll to a mainstream audience. He combined blues, country, and gospel music to become a teen idol. Presley is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and fans continue to make the pilgrimage to his Graceland estate. The greatest hits album Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits went to No. 1 in 2002.