Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April 22 - Dick Grob Died

Elvis' former bodyguard Richard 'Dick' Grob died in Las Vegas. He was 80. R.I.P. 

Grob was with the Palm Springs Police Department at the time, and began working as a security guard on Elvis's wedding (May 1, 1967). At the request of Elvis he remained in permanent employment from that day on and later even became 'Head of Safety' for Elvis and his family. 

Melissa Grob posted:

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Richard “Dick” Grob on April 22, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He passed peacefully at home, knowing he was immensely loved and surrounded by family.

Given current events, a small ceremony restricted to immediate family will be held. At a later date, we will announce a larger ceremony of life to celebrate his remarkable journey here on earth with the family and friends he loved so dearly.

Thank you for your prayers and support. At this time, we ask that you please respect our privacy as we work through this difficult time together as a family."

Melissa Grob

(Source: FECC / ElvisMatters / Missa Grob)