George Klein, legendary DJ and best friend of Elvis, passes away

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – George Klein,the legendary DJ who called Elvis his best friend, has died. He was 83 years old.

Klein met the man who would become King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the 8th grade at Humes High School and stayed close by his side until Presley’s death in 1977.

Presley even served as best man at Klein’s wedding. George Klein’s friendship with Elvis spanned 30 years.

A part of Presley’s inner circle, Klein was eyewitness the singer’s rags to riches rise from a high school talent show to superstar.