貓王逝世滿42周年 粉絲燭火守夜追悼 | Elvis admirers remember his death 42 years ago with vigil

街頭藝術追悼巨星貓王。粉絲於舉行貓王逝世四十二週年的燭光守夜紀念活動。攝於八月十五,星期四,於田納西州曼菲斯。貓王的追隨者每年的這個時候從世界各地遠道前往曼菲斯,紀念他不朽的人生與歌唱生涯。|A street art display honoring Elvis Presley is shown at the candlelight vigil at Graceland that commemorates his death 42 years ago on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. Presley fans flock every year to the Graceland tourist attraction for Elvis Week, a celebration of his life and career as a singer and actor. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
街頭藝術追悼巨星貓王。粉絲於舉行貓王逝世四十二週年的燭光守夜紀念活動。攝於八月十五,星期四,於田納西州曼菲斯。貓王的追隨者每年的這個時候從世界各地遠道前往曼菲斯,紀念他不朽的人生與歌唱生涯。|A street art display honoring Elvis Presley is shown at the candlelight vigil at Graceland that commemorates his death 42 years ago on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. Presley fans flock every year to the Graceland tourist attraction for Elvis Week, a celebration of his life and career as a singer and actor. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】貓王的粉絲點燃蠟燭,前往位於美國田納西州的貓王故居雅園(Graceland),向這位逝世42週年的搖滾偶像致意。

Elvis Presley fans carrying lit candles in the Tennessee night are visiting the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s grave at Graceland during the annual vigil commemorating his death 42 years ago.

貓王粉絲每年八月十六日都會從世界各地遠道前往曼菲斯(Memphis),紀念他不朽的人生與歌唱生涯,粉絲們稱為「貓王周」。

Presley admirers from all over the world descend on Memphis every year to honor his life and career during Elvis Week.

燭火守夜活動是貓王周最重要的紀念活動。追悼者安靜緩慢地行經貓王與其家人的長眠之地「沉思園」(Meditation Garden)。燭火守夜於周四晚上開始,並將一直持續到周五。

The vigil is the week’s cornerstone event, with silent mourners filing slowly past his resting place and the graves of his parents and grandmother in the Meditation Garden at his former home, Graceland. The vigil started Thursday night and runs throughout the night into Friday.

貓王於一九七七年八月十六日離世,然而這位巨星的歌聲不曾停止出現在各大電影、電視節目、戲劇表演與經典合輯中。

Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977. But the singer and actor’s likeness and voice continue to appear in movies, TV shows, plays and music box sets.

貓王故居雅園(Graceland)每年吸引五十萬人前往朝聖。

The Graceland tourist attraction draws about 500,000 visitors annually.