Rock legend Elvis Presley's demise from a heart failure has been named the most shocking moment in music history.

The King was found slumped on the toilet in his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on 16 August 1977.

Over 2500 listeners took part in the poll by British radio station VIRGIN to vote for the most shocking moment in rock 'n' roll.

The suicide of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in April 1994 and the disappearance of MANIC STREET PREACHERS singer RICHEY EDWARDS in early 1995 also featured.

Another figure in the survey was American rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, who caused a media storm when he married his 13-year-old cousin MYRA.

01/09/2004 13:27