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EPE’s Carol Butler, Pioneer of Elvis Licensing Program, Loses Battle with Cancer

May 08, 2013

It is with great sadness that Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. shares news of the passing of Carol Butler, Vice President of International Licensing. Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Carol is now at peace. The Graceland family has suffered a tremendous loss and extends our deepest sympathies to Carol’s family. She will be dearly missed.

Joining the staff of EPE, Inc. in 1994, Carol was charged with the responsibility of promoting the legacy and preserving the integrity of Elvis Presley through a global licensed merchandise program that developed products made available to fans all over the world. In her many years with the company, she devoted personalized attention to hundreds of licensees and under her leadership, helped distinguish EPE's licensing program as one of the top in the industry.

At this time, arrangements are incomplete. Details will be shared once they are finalized by the family. Donations can be made to any of the following charities:  The Melanoma Research Alliance or The American Cancer Society.