Elvis Presley was a man of mystery, but perhaps the most mysterious element of “The King’s” life is actually his death. The world was devastated when Elvis was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his Graceland mansion on August 16, 1977. He was later pronounced dead at the Baptist Memorial Hospital that same day.
For years, rumors have swirled as to what Elvis’ cause of death was. Many believe it is connected to drugs, while others have said that he died of a heart attack. Even to this day, people still debate over what really killed “The King.”
Now, Elvis’ stepbrother, David Stanley, is stepping forward with what he claims is the truth about Elvis’ death. In his new book My Brother Elvis, which is set for release in August, David exposes the dark side of his stepbrother’s life. By doing so, he’s hopeful he’ll be able to help others struggling with addiction so they can break the cycle before it’s too late:
“I felt it was my responsibility to write a book about these realities of Elvis beyond the glitz, glamour and fun,” David said during an interview about his upcoming book. “He was human, and his very human frailties and vulnerabilities cost him his life. If addiction could happen to Elvis, it can happen to anyone.”
David doesn’t shy away from discussing some of the darker moments in Elvis’ life, including his death. When it comes to Elvis’ cause of death, David makes a shocking allegation that you’ll find hard to believe.
According to David, he says that Elvis overdosed “on purpose.”
Recalling the final time he saw Elvis alive, David writes that he told him the next time they met, he would be “on a higher plane.“
While official reports stated that no drugs were found at Graceland, David claims it’s because he hid all of them. David says that Elvis’ family was called to Graceland following his death, and they found pills and syringes near his body. David writes that he hid all of the evidence in his pockets before the police arrived.
If what David claims is true, this could change everything known about Elvis’ death and the moments leading up to it. What do you think about all this? Could David be telling the truth? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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