, 2023-01-13 23:48:33
Not far away lay the graves of her father, who died in 1977 at 42 years old, and her son, Benjamin Keough, who died at 27 in 2020.
On Thursday, just a few days after that visit to Graceland, Presley died suddenly at 54, leaving behind three daughters, her mother — and ownership of one of the most famous homes in the world.
More than 20 million tourists have visited Graceland since it opened to the public in 1981, making it one of the most-visited homes in the United States. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historical Landmark. Paul Simon and Phoebe Bridgers have written songs about it. Sitting presidents — American and otherwise — have visited, as have princes (Harry and William) and Queens (of the Stone Age). During the peak season in July, more than 4,000 people visit per day, according to the Graceland website, and interest has only increased since the release of Baz Luhrmann’s biopic…
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