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Ginger Alden, Elvis’ fiancee and last love, went into detail on a 2014 episode of TODAY about his final days, divulging relatively unknown information about the most famous man in the world that’ll surely pull at your heartstrings.
Presley proposed to Alden just eight months before he passed away. They met by chance when she was just 20 years old at Graceland. When asked what it was like to step into Presley’s’ life, Alden said, “He was a magical, magical person. I mean, he had this ability to draw you into his world, whether it be through his spiritual studies or his music. He just definitely had a gift and was such a charismatic person. When he entered a room, you just felt that energy.”
She went on to defend Presley when it came to seeming overweight and unhappy in his last days.
She recalled, “Elvis was looking forward to so many things. He wanted to do more films, more music, wanted to get married, wanted to have children. And I wrote in my book about how he would over-salt his foods and at times he would appear more puffy and bloated, if you want to call it that, on camera. He was never fat. I used to get aggravated when people would say he was fat. I thought he was a handsome man; he just wasn’t twenty anymore.”
With tears forming in her eyes, Alden spoke about finding Presley when he passed away, describing how it still gets to her today. She revealed that he had taken two sleep packets before bed, which was a medication that was prescribed to him for his insomnia. She still isn’t sure if those played a role in his passing because his death was confirmed to be caused by a heart attack, and his doctors sometimes gave him placebos.
Elvis is still missed to this day and even though he feared that he someday would be forgotten, that’s just an impossibility.
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