Elvis died in his toilet at 1.30pm within the afternoon of August 16, 1977. Graceland was all the time full of individuals. Elvis’ fiancee Ginger Alden was within the bed room and the home all the time had day and night time employees on name to cater to The King’s each want. The Memphis Mafia (Elvis’ previous core group of pals) plus his safety guards and his step-brothers, cousins and different household have been all always shut at hand or a cellphone name away. So why was he completely alone for the final 4 hours of his life? Looking on the ultimate 24 hours of his life reveals his loopy the wrong way up world, fuelled by frequent luggage of medication prescribed by his private doctor Dr Nichopoulos.
Monday, August 15, 1977, at 4pm: Elvis wakened at dwelling in Graceland.
He spent the day with daughter Lisa Marie and Ginger. His fiancee had refused his provide to maneuver in collectively. She later recalled: “He had asked me to move into Graceland but I never did and he said, ‘I respect you for that.’ I just didn’t at the time. It wasn’t my way,”
Monday, August 15, 1977, at 10.30pm: Elvis and Ginger went to see his dentist, Lester Hoffman, about persistent tooth ache.
Elvis had a private dentist, physician and nurse practitioner on name day and night time, usually to prescribe ache killers, sleeping capsules and different cocktails of treatment.
Elvis Presley loss of life: the ultimate 24 hours
Elvis Presley loss of life: the ultimate 24 hours with Ginger
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 12.30am: Elvis and Ginger returned to Graceland.
Driving again in by way of the gates, Elvis waved at followers, one among whom snapped the final ever image of the star. Elvis was sporting a black jacket over a lightweight blue shirt. Even although it was night time and he was on the wheel, he was sporting massive black sun shades.
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 2.15am: Elvis referred to as his private doctor, Dr Nichopoulos to ask for ache killers.
He was prescribed six Dilaudid tablets and despatched his stepbrother, Ricky Stanley, to get them from the all-night pharmacy at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Elvis took the ache killers.
Elvis loss of life: His Graceland sitting room
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 4am: Elvis telephoned his cousin Billy and spouse Jo and requested them to return over and play racketball on the courtroom at his home. Despite the hour, this was commonplace. Everyone round Elvis, who have been both paid by him or loved his largess, was all the time obtainable.
It had been raining and once they arrived, Billy advised Elvis he wished it could cease. Apparently, The King held out his palms and replied: “Ain’t no problem, I’ll take care of it.” Miraculously, the rain stopped and Elvis added: “If you have a little faith, you can stop anything.”
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 4.30am: After a brief recreation, they went to a piano behind the courtroom and Elvis performed two gospel songs after which the ballad Blue Eyes Crying within the Rain.
Elvis together with his father Vernon two months earlier than his loss of life
Elvis Presley loss of life: His Graceland bed room
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 5:00 am: Elvis and Ginger went as much as Elvis’ bed room. He took a package deal of prescribed drugs put collectively by ‘Dr Nick’ for twice-daily use.
The physician would frequently depart these drug cocktails with Elvis’s nurse Tish Henley. They have been meant to assist the star sleep. After Elvis’s loss of life, the physician was investigated over the extraordinary quantity of medication he prescribed to the star and finally disbarred.
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 7:00 am: Still not in a position to sleep, Elvis took a second full package deal of the capsules. They have been handed to him by Ricky who was ‘on obligation’ to midday that day. Elvis wanted to sleep as a result of he was resulting from fly out at 7pm to Portland, Maine for a live performance on the 17th after which proceed from there straight on together with his present US tour.
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 8:00 am: Desperate to sleep, Elvis referred to as Ricky to carry extra drugs however he couldn’t be discovered. Angry, Elvis referred to as his aunt Delta Mae Biggs and requested her to phone Dr Nick. Nurse Henley was on the workplace however reluctant at hand over any extra capsules. Eventually, she gave a 3rd, smaller, package deal of the capsules to Delta Mae containing two valmids, used to deal with insomnia.
Elvis’ stepmother Dee and stepbrothers together with Rick (far proper)
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 9.30am: After taking the earlier ache killers and three separate packages of capsules, Elvis advised Ginger he was going to the toilet.
Dressed in gold pyjamas, he took the ebook Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus with him. The star famously suffered from excessive constipation and would spend lengthy durations within the toilet. Ginger later revealed she warned him not to go to sleep in the bathroom and Elvis’ final ever phrases have been, “I won’t.”
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 2pm: Ginger wakened in mattress and realised Elvis was not there.
It appeared just a little unusual however no trigger for alarm. She referred to as her mom for a chat, dressed and placed on her make-up. Eventually, she went searching for Elvis and eventually opened his toilet door to seek out him mendacity on the ground and all of a sudden realized one thing was terribly unsuitable.
Elvis Presley’s Dr George Nichopoulos confirms his loss of life
Elvis was unmoving, surrounded by vomit together with his pyjama bottoms nonetheless round his ankles. He had clearly collapsed and suffered some type of assault on the bathroom. At the time, Ginger thought Elvis had fallen and hit his head and handed out.
Ginger referred to as out for Al Strada, the individual on afternoon obligation on the home.
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 2.33pm: They referred to as emergency companies. Before they arrived, the ambulance crew thought it was simply one other common case of an over-excited fan fainting.
A press release on the time mentioned; “A Memphis Fire Department ambulance from Engine House 29 at 2147 Elvis Presley Boulevard responded to the call at 2:33pm and by 2:56pm had taken Presley to the emergency room at Baptist Hospital, seven miles away from his Whitehaven home.”
Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 3.30pm: Elvis was pronounced useless and at 4pm the world’s media was knowledgeable.