A PAIR of pyjamas worn by Elvis Presley less than five months before his death are to be sold at auction.
The King of Rock and Roll wore the large Lord Shannon mint-green PJs while staying at Baptist Memorial Hospital in early April 1977.
They were later left at his father Vernon’s home in Memphis, Tennessee after a visit from Elvis, who lived close by at Graceland.
After Elvis died in August 1977 aged 42, the pyjamas went on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama museum for many years and also appeared on national television in 2003.
The pyjamas, which were framed in Las Vegas, are going under the hammer at Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, Wiltshire on Saturday and are estimated to fetch between £6,000 and £10,000.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said: “During the early 1960s Vernon Presley purchased a home on 1266 Dolan Dr, which is adjacent to Graceland.
“Elvis had a gate installed so that he could walk from his back yard directly into his father’s house.
“After Elvis’ divorce in 1973, Elvis spent more time over there to occasionally escape Graceland and its inhabitants.
“Elvis would sometimes stay over late into the night talking with his father about the old days, his philosophies about life and his family.”
Also being sold is a copy of David Seltzer’s book, The Omen, a novelisation of the hit horror movie, which Elvis had signed shortly before his death.
The book is accompanied by an original file copy of a letter Elvis’ father wrote to a fan the following year.
The lot is expected to fetch between £8,000 and £10,000.