"The King Is Dead" - rare Elvis book to be reprinted

(Elvis News, Source: Elvis News.com, 21 July 2004)

One of the world's rarest Elvis books is to be reprinted. Earlier this year, "The King Is Dead" was listed by ElvisBookResearch as one of the top 20 books sought by collectors.

Katco Media announces the return of the King with the re-print of the book "The King Is Dead" from Robert R. Holton from 1998. After five years of the book being out of print, the second edition will be unveiled on the twenty-seventh anniversary of the King's death in a limited quantity.

From the publisher: "The King Is Dead" by Robert Holton details the minute-by-minute play of the Funeral of Elvis Aaron Presley. Memphis Funeral Director Robert Kendall was the last man on the face of the Earth to see the body of Elvis Aaron Presley following his sudden and unexpected death in August 1977.

Now, for the first time, you will read about the intimate details of the burial of Elvis Presley and what Kendall went through to pay the final tribute to Elvis. Some have accused Holton and Katco of presenting a morbid and disturbing tale of history's most famous funeral. But, these critics have obviously never read this book. "The King Is Dead" is NEVER disturbing; NEVER mobid. Instead, it is a touching, heart-warming story of how the world said goodbye to a rock and roll legend.

No author has ever presented such a gripping account of one facet of Elvis Aaron Presley's celebrated life and death like Robert Holton.

EIN note: The first printing of The King Is Dead was co-authored by Lisa Burrell. And what has happened to the planned film version of the book? The mention of this on the cover was also included on the 1998 first printing. While Katco's media release does not state what format the book will be issued in, the first printing was a softcover edition.