The legend, Elvis Presley, the owner ow the title, “The King of Rock and Roll” had rocked the world in his short life-time.
He lost his life in 1977, which he shocked the world with his sudden death at the age of 42. As there are many speculations about his passing, his official autopsy results will be released in 2027.
A person who was close to the King, when his final was approaching had revealed some information about his passing, and private struggles.
The legendary singer lived in Graceland, where he was surrounded by people he had close relationship. The house was a location for activity, where Presley would accept people.
His friends from Memphis Mafia, and from other places would come in any hour, and his father, Vernon, had played a huge role in his community, where he was living next door with his wife, Dee Stanley, And Elvis’ stepsiblings.
Ginger Alden, Presley’s girlfriend was present at Graceland too. She was not moved in there, but she was there all the time.
His sudden passing had raised many quesitons, as the official cause of death was not revealed. Everyone who saw him on his final day had stated that Presley experienced some troubling health struggles.
His cousin, Billy Smith stated that they would talk for hours, about the Monty Python sketches they had watched. He stated that Presley had some “paranoid obsessions.”
In one of his shows, Presley was attacked by four men. He was believing that karate instructor Mike Stone sent them to take him out.
He got divorced from his wife, Priscilla on the 9th of October, 1973, which he was terribly affected by it. Joe Moscheo stated that he received a hit from his divorce, which he never got recovered from.
Slowly but steadily his health deteriorated, by overdoses and hospital visits, and pethidine addiction.
He was seeking solutions on drugs, instead of medical interventions. He was also receiving his drugs from a doctor, which was making him in his mind, not a drug user from streets. The doctor was Dr. George C. Nichopoulos.
He had tours, amid his failing health, which struggled him. During a concert, he had experienced health problems, where his keyboardist Tony Brown and guitarist John Wilkinson stated that Presley couldn’t even speak.
“He could barely get through the introductions.” Wilkinson said.
The author of “Elvis: Destined to Die Young,” Sally A. Hoedel stated that these challenges in his last year had reduced his health in great amounts.
“The touring doesn’t help. And he does that in the last several years of his life.” She said.
In her book, the backup singer of Kathy Westmoreland said to Hoedel, which Presley admitted to her that “God, I hurt all over.”
As he had severe arthritis, his doctor Nichopoulos stated that Presley was in constant pain in his back and neck stemming. On his final day, Presley had attended to dental appointments, and a late-night racquetball game.
At night, he took his prescription drugs, and Alden found Presley in bathroom, at 1:30 p.m.
When the emergency authorities arrived, they pronounced him dead at the age of 42.
Here is what happened on his final day.
At the 15th of 1977, at 4 p.m., Presley spent time with his daughter Lisa Marie, and his girlfriend, Alden. When it was 10:30, he took Alden and went to the dentist, Lester Hoffman.
On the next day, at 12:30 a.m., Elvis returned to his home, Gracelan, and waved at his fans, which he gave his last known picture. Few hours later, he wanted extra painlillers from his doctor, Nichopoulos.
At 4 a.m., Presley invited his cousin and his wife, Billy and Jo for a game of racquetball, and after that Presley had played piano and sang “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.”
At 5 a.m., he went to his bedroom with Alden, and took his prescription drugs, from “Dr. Nick.”
At 9:30, after taking second round of drugs, he went to bathroom as he informed Alden, and never came back.
At 1:30 p.m., Alden found Presley, unresponsive in bathroom.
“His arms lay on the ground, close to his sides, palms facing upward. It was clear that, from the moment he landed on the floor, Elvis hadn’t moved.” Alden stated.
He was buried beside his mother, Gladys, at Memphis’ Forest Hill Cemetery. But there were some interesting events in his funeral. On his funeral day, in August 18, there was a car crash happened just outside of Graceland, where two lives were lost.
And 80,000 people were grieving on the route to Forest Hill Cemetery. Also there was an attempt to steal the body of Elvis, which Alden wrote to her memoir as, “On August 29, there was an attempt to steal Elvis’s body from the mausoleum.”
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