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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:41 AM

R.I.P. DJ Fontana, last surviving member of the Elvis' original band

ELVIS Presley's drummer and last remaining member of The King's original band has died.

DJ Fontana passed away in his sleep last night aged, 87, according to an emotional Facebook post from his son.

David Fontana wrote: "I told everyone that I would keep you posted. My Dad passed away in his sleep at 9:33 tonight.

"He was very comfortable with no pain. I will post more tomorrow when I have more information. We ask for privacy at this time. Thank you for your love and prayers."

Sun Studio, in Memphis Tennessee, where Elvis famously began his career, also posted on their official Facebook page: "We are extremely saddened to hear about the passing of legendary drummer D.J. Fontana. The band is all back together now."

Dominic Joseph Fontana, known as DJ, was born in 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana.


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