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Elvis Tomb to Be Auctioned

Presley's body spent 2 months in Memphis crypt

(Newser) - Elvis has left the crypt—and now there's room for a fan. A crypt in a private Memphis mausoleum where Elvis Presley was briefly entombed after his death in 1977 will be auctioned off next month, reports E! Online . The bodies of Elvis and his mother, Gladys, spent about... More »

James Brown's Body 'Disappeared'

LaRhonda wants autopsy on Godfather of Soul

(Newser) - Today in the “bizarre showbiz mysteries” department: James Brown’s illegitimate daughter claims his body has gone missing. The Godfather of Soul, who died in 2006 of—supposedly—a heart attack, was put in a temporary crypt at daughter Deanna’s home while his final resting place was being... More »

$4.6M Bid Falls Through for Crypt Above Monroe's

Current resident gets to stay a bit longer

(Newser) - The $4.6 million bid for the crypt above Marilyn Monroe has fallen through. Attorney David Camel, who represents the widow auctioning off her late husband's crypt on eBay, says the bidder declined. Camel says he's working with eBay to resolve the outcome of the auction. He also says there... More »

Crypt Above Monroe's Sells for $4.6M

(Newser) - An anonymous bidder paid more than $4.6 million to win an online auction for the crypt directly above the actress' final resting spot at a Los Angeles cemetery. Bidding started at $500,000 on Aug 14. The final bid was $4,602,100. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier... More »

Sleep With Marilyn: Wife Selling Hubby's Crypt Above Monroe

(Newser) - A former Beverly Hills resident is about to get a rude awakening when he's evicted from his crypt above Marilyn Monroe so his wife can sell it, reports the Los Angeles Times. Elsie Poncher says her hubby was a "helluva nice guy," but she needs the money to... More »

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