Legionnaires' disease killed woman, 62, visiting Elvis' home
Graceland in Memphis. AP photo
MEMPHIS (AP) - A Kentucky woman was sickened by Legionnaires' disease after staying at a hotel near the Tennessee home of famed singer Elvis Presley, and an autopsy says the pneumonia caused her death.
Officials in Tennessee say the outbreak was apparently linked to the hotel's hot tub and pool.
Godsey's family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against hotel officials. The family's attorney, Joe Savage, says Godsey along with two daughters and her sister visited June 10-13. All four became sick after returning home.
The Commercial Appeal was unsuccessful Tuesday in receiving comments from hotel officials.