Richard Davis, longtime member of Elvis's personal entourage and a very good friend to EPE and to Elvis fans everywhere, died peacefully in his sleep last night, apparently from a heart attack.
Memphis-born Richard Davis was many things to Elvis: friend, valet, bodyguard, even movie stand-in. He went to work for Elvis in the early 60'ies and their relationship continued up until Elvis's death in 1977. He was present when Elvis met the Beatles in 1965, during the taping of the '68 Comeback Special, the Vegas shows and on most of the studio recording sessions. Davis never wrote a book "because there's never been a book written about Elvis yet that's totally truthfull. I don't agree with books (of the Memphis Mafia), because a lot is fabrication. They're only written to make money at Elvis's expense, and he's not here to defend himself."
EPE is in touch with his family and will update the information as soon as possible.
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery - East
5668 POPLAR Avenue
MEMPHIS TN 38119
Phone: (901) 767-8930
Monday, August 30
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 31
No information yet from Richard's family regarding their recommendtions for memorials.
Source: Various / Updated: Aug 26, 2004