elvis presley's 40th anniversary of his death is on August 16th. Even after four decades, every August fans grow somber and emotional as they pay tribute to the late King of Rock And Roll.

Elvis fans mourn the loss of the King

For millions of Elvis fans, he was more than just an entertainer; he was, and still is, a huge part of their lives. If asked, every dedicated Elvis fan can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing on August 16, 1977 when they heard the news of Elvis Presley's death.

Thousands upon thousands of heartbroken fans flooded the gates of Presley's Memphis home to pay their respects and continue to do so on this day each year.

Still forty years later, the mystery and myths surrounding Elvis Presley's death continue to be one of the most popular celebrity stories of all times.

Conspiracy theories run rampant

How, when, where, and if Elvis Presley died remains a mystery to many. The cause of Presley's death was originally stated as a massive heart attack, but over the years many new Elvis death theories have come into play.

As previously reported, a new investigation into Elvis Presley's death and autopsy reports claim that the King's death was caused by an error made by his dentist. Forensic scientist Dr. Cyril Wecht believes that Elvis's autopsy reports were fake and claims that there is "no way to diagnose cardiac arrhythmia on a person who has already died," according to Radar Online.

He claims that Elvis died from a deadly allergic reaction to codeine, an allergy that was marked on all of the singer's medical charts. Hours before his death, it is reported that Presley underwent a dental procedure and was given the prescription painkiller by mistake. It has now been revealed that on the day he died "10 times the therapeutic" amount of the codeine was found in Elvis' system.

Whether he took the drugs by mistake remains unknown.

However, there is another theory, one that thousands believe to be true, according to a previous Hollywood News Daily report that Elvis is alive. To this day, there are some who believe that Elvis Presley did not die on August 16th, 1977 and that in 2017 he is alive and well living undercover at age 82.

According to the report, a popular Elvis Presley Facebook page named Evidence Elvis Presley is Alive.

Fans of the page believe Elvis Presley is alive and has been living undercover after allegedly faking his death four decades ago. Their alleged facts claim that Presley was seen by several people on August 16th, 1977 boarding a helicopter that had been hovering over Graceland several minutes before ambulance drivers allegedly removed his body from his home.

These fans also believe that Elvis Presley is going come forward in the very near future revealing the news that he is alive, and all the details of why he faked his death. The EEPIA page claims that Elvis Presley has been right under our noses all along and is living as Preacher Bob Joyce.

They back up their claims with numerous videos on YouTube of Bob Joyce, comparing his mannerisms, speaking and singing voices to those of Elvis Presley.

What is interesting is that forty years later Elvis Presley's story remains to be one of the most intriguing celebrity tales of all as far as Life And Death theories go. If you are an Elvis fan, or even just have interest in the conspiracy theories surrounding the life and death of the King of Rock and Roll, you may want to check out the "facts" listed on the FB page.

For the rest of Elvis' fans who wish to pay their respects to the King on August 16th and live near Memphis there is a week long celebration going on at Graceland.There have been some changes made this year for the candlelight vigil that begins on August 15th through the 16th.

Graceland will now be charging fans $28.75 to access to Presley's grave site during the event. The ticket price also includes access to a few other areas of Graceland and includes concerts, panel discussions, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. More info can be found on the official Graceland page.

What are your Elvis Presley death opinions?