Elvis Presley’s Legendary Drummer DJ Fontana Has Passed Away Aged 87

Peacefully in his sleep

Elvis Presley’s Legendary Drummer DJ Fontana Has Passed Away Aged 87 Image: Wikimedia Commons/Rockabillyvampire

Elvis Presley’s legendary drummer DJ Fontana has passed away at the age of 87.

He died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday.

Fontana played on a string of the King’s biggest hits, including Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas and All Shook Up.

The drummer, real name Dominic James Fontana, was the last surviving member of Elvis’s band, the Blue Moon Boys.

He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

His son David made the announcement that the rock legend had died on Facebook.

“My Dad passed away in his sleep at 9:33 tonight,” he wrote.

“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.”

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