Elvis Presley lived at Graceland together with his internal circle often known as the Memphis Mafia. And whereas The King died in 1977, lots of his shut family and friends are nonetheless alive and like to share tales of nice occasions with the star. One of them is cousin Billy Smith and his son Danny, who runs the Memphis Mafia Kid YouTube channel.
Danny was simply a young person when Elvis died, however has many heat recollections of occasions at Graceland with The King.
Speaking on the finish of Elvis Week, the Memphis Mafia Kid went by way of some fan questions, together with whether or not or not The King was completely happy together with his life.
After all, on one degree Elvis was wealthy and well-known with an unimaginable music profession and shut circle of family and friends residing round him.
But on the opposite, he additionally noticed onerous occasions as he went by way of profession doubts, his divorce from spouse Priscilla Presley, whereas additionally turning into very unhealthy and hooked on prescribed drugs earlier than dying of a coronary heart assault on the age of simply 42-years-old.
The Memphis Mafia Kid added: “It made him so completely happy; gave him a thrill to present anyone a brand new automotive or give anyone a truck or purchase anyone a home.
“As far as residing and loving life, Elvis Presley lived it and cherished it.
“And like I’ve all the time mentioned, I thank God that I used to be aside of that.
“And that’s part of me that may by no means ever go away.”
After Elvis’ loss of life, Graceland grew to become the property of his daughter Lisa Maria Presley.
While in 1982, the Memphis mansion was opened to the general public as a museum.
However, the upstairs space the place The King died is off-limits.
Yet, Lisa Marie requires the rooms, together with Elvis’ bed room, to be completely persevered simply as he left them.