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

The musician, who was Elvis’ last remaining band member, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday. The drummer, real name Dominic Joseph Fontana, played on a number of Elvis’ iconic hits from 1954 to 1968, including Jailhouse Rock and Heartbreak Hotel, and was instrumental in his global success.

DJ Fontana began his career alongside Elvis, who died in 1977, at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

Source: Elvis Presley’s drummer DJ Fontana dies peacefully aged 87 | Daily Mail Online

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