reports that Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions made the decision last Friday to remove the item from auction. Bids were originally expected to start at $100,000.
According to BBC News
, over 10,000 fans signed a petition protesting the auction.
The crypt is located at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, TN. The tomb originally contained Presley following his death in 1977, but his remains were transferred along with his mother's to Graceland just two months later, according to the Huffington Post
. The crypt has remained unoccupied ever since the relocation.
The auction will still feature other Elvis memorabilia
including a personal telephone and an X-ray taken after he sustained a karate injury.