Luke BrowneJune 24, 2012 12:51
The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried after his death in 1977 has been pulled from an auction in Los Angeles after outraged fans around the globe argued it should be kept as a shrine to his memory.
An original photograph of Elvis Presley autographed and inscribed to songwriter and compose Irving Berlin on auction at Gotta Have It! store on March 21, 2012 in New York City. (Michael Loccisano/AFP/Getty Images)
The crypt has been empty since 1977, and was due to go under the hammer Sunday with bids opening at $100,000.