Todd Morgan, who for years has been Graceland's "public face," was found dead in his apartment. It had not been announced publicly yet, but Todd had just been promoted to a new position and was to report directly to Gary Hovey in Los Angeles, though he would remain in Memphis. He was due to go out to dinner last night with friends to celebrate his promotion, but did not show.
Reports are he must have died in his sleep last night. Todd has been at Graceland since it was opened to the public in 1982. He started as a tour.
PICTURE: Todd last January 8th, at the Proclamation Ceremony on the Graceland lawn, what was to be his last public speech
guide. Todd has worked on tons of creative projects for Graceland during recent years. He died at the age of 45. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Todd�s family and friends. Rest in Piece, Todd.
Statement from Lisa Marie Presley
"We at Graceland have suffered the loss of one of our most beloved family members. Todd Morgan passed away on Saturday at the age of 45 from what was believed to be a massive heart attack, he was found by friends at his East Memphis home Sunday morning after he didn�t show up for a pre-planned gathering."
"Todd made a career out of Graceland, starting out as a tour guide in May of 1983 following his graduation from the University of Mississippi. In his 25 years as a faithful and loyal Elvis Presley Enterprises employee, Todd played a major part in the development of Graceland as an attraction and in the many projects produced by EPE that have allowed fans all over the world to celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley."
"We are truly saddened by this devastating loss and will miss him dearly. Details of services have yet to be determined but we will post them as soon as we are made aware by his family.
"Todd's sudden and untimely death is a huge shock and a great loss for us personally and for EPE. He has been an incredible gift and Gem in all of the 25 years that he worked at Graceland. He was so unbelievably devoted to us, to my Father and to his job. His heart, soul and his dedication could never be replaced. This is just nothing but sad and awful for everyone, our prayers and hearts are with him and his family. He will be deeply missed."
LMP and family
On behalf of all at The Irish Elvis Presley Fan Club I would also like to offer our sincere condolences to Todd's family and friends, on the occasions that I personally met him I always found him courteous and friendly and only to happy to help us in any way that he could. R.I.P
Posted: 3rd. March 2008