Over 700 Elvis Presley fans expected to attend pared-down vigil marking anniversary of singer's death

The singer died in 1977

Elvis Presley fans are keeping his memory alive.

More than 700 fans of the singer have reserved spots to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the rock ’n’ roll icon's death in Memphis, Tenn.

The event has been pared down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Every year in mid-August, thousands of Presley devotees from around the world descend on the Graceland tourist attraction to remember the late singer and actor on the anniversary of his death. Fans carry candles as they walk past his grave at the mansion where he died on Aug. 16, 1977.

Elvis Presley, circa 1955.

Elvis Presley, circa 1955. (Getty Images)

This year, Elvis Presley's Graceland has limited the number of people who will be allowed to attend the vigil in person, in observance of safety precautions and social distancing protocols brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

Graceland reserved 720 spots for fans to attend the Saturday vigil in person, and all have been filled, said Alicia Dean, marketing, promotions and events specialist at Graceland.

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The event also will be live-streamed on Graceland's web page.

The vigil is the keystone event of Elvis Week, which began Aug. 8. Some in-person, prerecorded events have been offered during the week. But other potentially “high-risk” events — live performances, group parties, autograph signings and meet-and-greets — were eliminated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.