Strip Mainstay, Elvis Tribute Artist Carlini Dies

Played Elvis At Many Places On The Strip Since the 90s

Mitch Kelly
December 09, 2019 - 8:23 am
Elvis entertainer Trent Carlini warms up on his guitar prior to an afternoon performance January 5, 2000 at the Daley Center in Chicago.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Trent Carlini, who entertained thousand on the Strip as Elvis Presley, passed away over the weekend.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal Carlini passed away on Sunday at Centennial Hills Hospital. He was 57.

While an official cause of death hasn't been released, Carlini's former producer says the entertainer had suffered a massive stroke on Saturday.

Carlini first performed on the Strip in 1990 as part of the "Legends In Concert" show at the Imperial Palace.From there, he played a host of other venues, including the Las Vegas Hilton, The Riviera, The Sahara, the Steve Wyrick Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, and Hooters Hotel. 

When not playing the Strip, Carlini traveled the country playing the King of Rock and Roll.

Much of the country got to know Carlini back in 2007, In 2007, when Carlini won the ABC contest show “The Next Best Thing,”  a showcase for tribute artists across the country. The viewing audience was 5 million, and Carlini won $100,000.