As Elvis Presley entered the seventies, he was on high of the world. His 1968 comeback particular had been an enormous hit, whereas he went on to promote out his Las Vegas residency exhibits. This yr marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is, the documentary movie about The King’s third residency on the International Hotel, when he was a his peak.
And but, over the course of the following few years, Elvis would balloon in weight and wrestle with a prescription drug habit.
Then in August 1977, he died of a coronary heart assault on the age of simply 42.
So the place did all of it go flawed for The King of Rock and Roll, when he was doing so properly at the beginning of the last decade?
Well now English has revealed the turning level was actually after he and Priscilla Presley separated in 1972, earlier than their divorce a yr later.
English added: “From that time onwards you may see a gentle decline in each his musical aspirations and pursuits and his bodily state.
“Just regularly going downhill, in fairly a short while really. Only 4 years.”
Elvis died on the bathroom upstairs at his house of Graceland on August 16, 1977.
And whereas followers can go to The King’s house and grave to today, his non-public space above the bottom ground is off-limits.
Nevertheless, Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie, who owns Graceland, requires that or not it’s preserved simply as her father left it.
Director of Archives Angie Marchese, who’s allowed upstairs, stated in an Instagram Live Q&A earlier this yr: “It appears as if he simply acquired up and left. It is a part of my job to take care of it.
“So we do go up there to take care of the area. The report on the report participant is the final report he listened to.There’s a styrofoam cup that sits on a bookshelf.”
While on the bed room, the archivist added: “The bed is made, so we really maintain it the way that Lisa wants us to preserve it.”