The news of Elvis Presley’s death shocked and saddened his devotees. People still want to know what happened and why he died 45 years ago. With the success of Elvis, a fascinating new biopic about the King, the circumstances of his life and death are again being examined closely. Do you know what happened to Elvis and how did he die? You can read out the full post to know all details.
What Happened To Elvis?
The King passed away on August 16th, 1977. Ginger Alden, his ex-girlfriend, discovered him unconscious on the toilet floor of his Graceland house. Presley was transported to the hospital, but at 3:30 p.m., he was pronounced dead after numerous attempts to revive him had failed. He had just turned 42. His death was first attributed to heart failure.
Take a look at the last photo of Elvis Presley taken on 16 Aug 1977:
This is the last photo of Elvis Presley, taken just after midnight on August 16, 1977. Hours later, he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription drugs. He was 42-years-old. pic.twitter.com/a72B6TMD05
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How Elvis Really Died?
Since his autopsy was kept secret for 50 years at his family’s request, nobody knows precisely what caused Elvis’s death. It will remain hidden until 2027, albeit some key details have already leaked. The singer’s blood included Dilaudid, Percodan, Demerol, Codeine, and Quaaludes when he passed away.
Despite Elvis’s dishevelled appearance, his family had mainly hidden his substance usage from the public, which came as a shock. Doctors and others felt the announcement of his cause of death was too hasty, too sympathetic to his family, and too vague.
However, drug use was not Presley’s only health problem. He put on a lot of weight throughout his life and had skin sores because he refused to take a bath in 1975. Insomnia was a contributing factor to Elvis’s development of amphetamine dependency.
Where did Elvis Presley Die?
Ginger Alden, dating Elvis Presley then, discovered him asleep in his Graceland residence in Memphis, Tennessee. Specifically, he was found unconscious on the floor of the master bathroom, the only area in the house that even his closest confidantes were not permitted to approach.
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16th Aug 1977, Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden pic.twitter.com/FNq4497VQt
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Elvis would go to Graceland, a $1 million estate with 18 rooms and a jukebox by the swimming pool, to relax from the spotlight. Even though Graceland has been accessible to the public since 1982, the second level remains inaccessible.
The famous “jungle room” of Graceland, converted into a recording studio, is a well-known feature of the house, as is the kitchen, where Elvis prepared his now-iconic peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Elvis is buried there with his family at the beautiful Meditation Garden. You can also join us on our Twitter account for more updates.