On this day, 44 years ago, Elvis Presley passed away. Why the globe may be one step closer to knowing more in the next year.
Elvis Presley’s death is perhaps the most shrouded in suspicion, gossip, and mystery of all time.
In light of this, Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the “King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s” death, and the world may finally learn what caused his death.
Presley was discovered dead at his Graceland home on Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42, unmoving on a toilet floor by Ginger Alden, his then-21-year-old lover.
More than four decades later, the dispute over what really occurred continues.
Jerry Francisco, Tennessee’s chief medical examiner at the time, stated on Presley’s death certificate that the reason was Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease, which basically meant Elvis had a heart attack or heart failure.
Others believe Presley’s drug abuse was a factor in his death.
Presley misused prescription medications, according to numerous medical professionals, including Presley’s own stepbrother,
who claimed he had a huge quantity in his system at the time of his death in a 1980 story in People magazine.
Dr. George Nichopoulos, Presley’s lifelong friend, told Fox News in 2010 that Presley died from chronic constipation.
Because Presley’s father, Vernon, kept the official autopsy report secret for 50 years, these ideas — and the facts revealed publicly — have been all people have had to go on since his death.
Presley’s official autopsy report will be made public in 2027, on the 50th anniversary of his death.
It remains to be seen if that day in six years offers complete closure.
Until then, ideas about how he died will continue to be discussed, and devoted admirers may even claim that he is still alive.
According to a Newsweek story, some claim he faked his death and now goes under a new name,
while others say they’ve seen him at places like a Burger King in Michigan, a supermarket in Mississippi, and a parking lot in Las Vegas, while others say he went into witness protection.
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