In the previous couple of years of his life Elvis Presley grew to become obese and hooked on pharmaceuticals. The King was not in a very good place having misplaced contact together with his father Vernon and divorced his spouse Priscilla Presley in 1973. It was a really lonely time for the star, who refused to decelerate his touring commitments.
In 1974 he carried out 158 concert events adopted by 108 in 1975 and 129 reveals in 1976.
Speaking on Sky documentary Elvis: The Searcher, The Jordanaires Gospel Singer Gordon Stoker mentioned: “He was by no means the identical after [divorcing Priscilla].
“He simply modified, he was very moody. He wasn’t properly doing two reveals an evening.
“He needed to take uppers to get him going and downers to place him to sleep.”
English mentioned: “You can barely see [his decline] within the following 12 months  however actually after he acquired divorced.
“So after Madison Square Garden, you begin to see slight bodily decline.
“He nonetheless regarded good at Madison Square Garden.”
But it was after Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite in January 1973 – the month The King filed for divorce – that the decline in the direction of his dying actually hit.
The Elvis skilled added: “From that time onwards you’ll be able to see a gentle decline in each his musical aspirations and pursuits and his bodily state.
“Just regularly going downhill, in fairly a short while truly. Only 4 years.”
Elvis died of a coronary heart assault on the bathroom upstairs at his house of Graceland on August 16, 1977.
The King was simply 42-years-old however his legacy lives on via his music to at the present time.