Elvis Presley died, apparently, on the 16th of August 1977 whilst in the bathroom at Graceland. He was found on the floor and rushed to hospital where he was officially declared to be dead at 15:30 by his personal physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos. So ended the life of ‘the King’.
Or did it?
Later that night there was a press conference in which medical examiner Dr. Jerry Francisco indicated that the cause of death was ‘cardiac arrhythmia,’ noting that, ‘There was severe cardiovascular disease present.’ Despite the finality of such a statement many Presley fans still refuse to this day to believe that Elvis really did die. Many believe that he lived on for many more years in hiding and that he may still be alive even now.
Of course those who believe Elvis is still alive have offered up reasons as to why they think he may have faked his own death. There were reportedly problems with both his health and his finances and, also, it has been claimed that Presley’s life was in danger because he was allegedly going to give testimony in a federal case that could have implicated a Mafia group. The latter has led to speculation that Elvis may have entered a witness protection programme, much like it has been claimed that Tupac Shakur may have done too.
‘EVIDENCE OF ELVIS PRESLEY’S CONTINUING LIFE
No good conspiracy is worth it’s weight without a body of evidence to back it up and so it is with the Elvis crowd. Since his supposedly faked death in 1977 there have been thousands of alleged sightings of ‘the King’ all over the world. Unsurprisingly, none have ever been substantiated as being in any way genuine.
There is, however, the curiosity of Elvis’ grave – on it his his middle name Aron is spelt as Aaron which was his middle name. Apparently either Presley himself, or his parents, tried to change the name to’Aron’ in order to make it appear like Presley’s stillborn twin, Jesse Garon Presley.
In the 1990s two tabloid newspapers ran stories that examined the continuing life of Presley up until his supposed real death in the middle of that decade though I for one think that was merely sensationalistic journalism –
Elvis IS dead, and has been for over 35 years.
Some of his adoring fans cannot let go for whatever reason and have a need to believe that he lives on, hence their continued ‘sightings’ of the man.
DO YOU BELIEVE ELVIS IS STILL ALIVE?