Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. He was simply 42 years previous. The explanation for loss of life is mostly accepted to be a coronary heart assault, with the star’s unhealthy life-style and heavy prescription drug use cited as contributory causes. Yet seven years earlier, he had instructed his girlfriend Kathy Westmoreland that he had bone most cancers and he or she says the star’s medical doctors verified this to her.
Kathy began touring with the star in 1970. He launched her to the group in live shows as “the little girl with the beautiful high voice” and nicknamed her Minnie Mouse.
They dated for some time however remained shut after it ended and Elvis continued to ask her to share his mattress as mates for consolation.
Kathy defined: “I dated him for about six months on a regular basis… it was fun. He was very thoughtful. Almost motherly… Then it became obvious to me that there were other women.”
Like many others, she described how Elvis hated to be alone at evening. On tour he would name her as much as his room simply to maintain him firm: “He suffered from insomnia. I think a lot of geniuses are like that, ‘I just can’t turn it off,’ is what he would say.”
During late evening confessional conversations in 1977, Kathy says Elvis revealed his largest fears about his profession in addition to his conviction that he would die younger, like many in his household.
Kathy stated: “During one of many closing conversations I had with Elvis, he requested me out of the blue, ‘How are people going to remember me?’
“He was frightened that they weren’t going to recollect him a lot in any respect. He stated, ‘I haven’t performed something traditional.’”
Kathy additionally disputes the official line on how and why Elvis died “because of what he told me and what doctors who saw him while I was with him told me.”
Kathy stated: “When I first met him, he instructed me that he knew precisely how a lot time he had, that he thought he was going to die on the age of 42, near the age of his mom.
“It was in her household, her father, grandfather, her complete household… they had been born with a coronary heart that was twice the dimensions on one facet because it was on the opposite, and he additionally instructed me that he had bone most cancers.”
Kathy described the drug regime he was on: “I used to be in Elvis’ bed room and there was little or no drug abuse.”
WATCH ELVIS IN CONCERT BELOW IN 1977 (KATHY WESTMORELAND FROM 2.46)
The rumours Elvis was battling most cancers have circulated for a few years. In a gaggle interview which included Kathy and Marty Lacker, one of many star’s closest mates and private aide, Lacker argued it was a hearsay began by Elvis’ father Vernon.
Kathy replied: “He instructed me (he had most cancers) after I first met him.”
To which Lacker merely stated: “Elvis had creativeness, Kathy.”