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The True Cause of Elvis Presley’s Death

Singer Elvis Presley would have been 86 this week.

But instead, The King suffered a tragic death on August 16, 1977. He was found face down on the floor of his bathroom after years of drug abuse. He was 42.

Elvis’s final years were anything but glamorous. He had a full-time nurse, who says he refused to bathe throughout 1975, causing him to develop sores on his body. He suffered from chronic constipation and had compacted stool that was four months old sitting in his bowel.

The singer had also been prescribed almost 9,000 pills, vials and injections in the seven months leading up to his death.

His girlfriend Ginger Alden was the one to find his body with his pajama bottoms around his ankles and his bottom in the air, as if he had fallen forward while sitting on the toilet.

Ginger, who was just 21 at the time, wrote in her memoir, “His arms lay on the ground, close to his sides, palms facing upward. It was clear that, from the moment he landed on the floor, Elvis hadn’t moved. I gently turned his face toward me. A hint of air expelled from his nose. The tip of his tongue was clenched between his teeth and his face was blotchy. I gently raised one eyelid. His eye was staring straight ahead and blood red.”

An autopsy was carried out the day of his death, but his family immediately sealed the report for 50 years. This sparked many theories about what actually caused the singer’s death.

Dan Warlick, the chief investigator for the Tennessee Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner, attended the autopsy and fueled the popular theory that Elvis died while trying to go to the bathroom.

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He once said, “Presley’s chronic constipation – the result of years of prescription drug abuse and high-fat, high-cholesterol gorging – brought on what’s known as Valsalva’s maneuver. Put simply, the strain of attempting to defecate compressed the singer’s abdominal aorta, shutting down his heart.”

Others claimed he’d died from a drug overdose, but when the investigation was reopened in 1994, coroner Joseph Davis disagreed.

He said, “The position of Elvis Presley’s body was such that he was about to sit down on the commode when the seizure occurred. He pitched forward onto the carpet, his rear in the air, and was dead by the time he hit the floor. If it had been a drug overdose, [Elvis] would have slipped into an increasing state of slumber. He would have pulled up his pajama bottoms and crawled to the door to seek help. It takes hours to die from drugs.”

The autopsy results are due to be unlocked in 2027. Until then, the biggest insight into the star’s mysterious death has come from prominent California physician, Forest Tennant, who actually reviewed the report while defending Elvis’ doctor, Dr. George Nichopoulos, who was later acquitted of over-prescribing drugs.

For Tennant, one major clue was in the full-body deterioration of Elvis. Almost every organ was in horrible condition.

As a young man, Elvis had been extremely fit, playing football and practicing martial arts. He started abusing drugs, including amphetamines, opioids, and sedatives as a teenager. He is known to have had a terrible diet.

First, he complained of vertigo, back pain, and insomnia, eye infections and headaches. In 1973, he was rushed to the hospital in a semi-coma. He was found to be suffering from jaundice, severe respiratory distress, marked swelling of his face, distended abdomen, constipation, a gastric, bleeding ulcer, and hepatitis.

He was hospitalized again in 1975 with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a condition called megacolon, where the large intestine becomes distended and can allow toxins to flood the body.

He also had at least four near-death overdoses that left him unconscious and in need of resuscitation. His heart was double the normal size.

Despite having never smoked, he also suffered from emphysema. So what caused all of these disease processes in his stomach, liver, lungs, heart, spine, eyes, and bowel?

Forest believes it was all due to a serious head injury he sufferred in 1967 that triggered a progressive autoimmune inflammatory disorder.

In his opinion, as shared in a 2013 medical paper, when Elvis tripped over a television cord and knocked himself out on the bathtub, the injury was so severe that it caused brain tissue to dislodge and seep into his blood circulation.

There, the body identified the matter as foreign and produced antibodies to destroy it, triggering hypogammaglobulinemia, a disorder of the body’s immune system.

At the time, little was understood about auto-immune conditions, but these days they are known to cause most of the symptoms Elvis displayed, from chronic pain, irrational behavior, obesity, and enlarged and diseased organs like hearts and bowels.

And in 2016, Garry Rodgers, a retired homicide detective and forensic coroner, told the Huffington Post that with those findings in mind, he would have attributed Elvis’ death to a heart attack caused by heart disease and drug use caused by an autoimmune disease which was sparked by a brain injury.

He said, “I’d have to classify Elvis’s death as an accident. There’s no one to blame – certainly not Elvis. He was a severely injured and ill man. There’s no specific negligence on anyone’s part and definitely no cover-up or conspiracy of a criminal act. If Dr. Forrest Torrent is right, there simply wasn’t a proper understanding back then in determining what really killed the King of Rock & Roll.”

6 Replies to “The True Cause of Elvis Presley’s Death”

  1. GLENNA JOYCE MOORE

    WITH ELVIS’S PRIVATE NURSE AND HIS MONEY, WHY DID NOBODY TRY TO HELP HIM? HE WAS IN NEED OF COUNSELING AND AN EXERCIZE PROGRAM/
    JUST SO SAD, THAT NOBODY CLOSE TO HIM, DID NOT TRY TO HELP HIM GET WELL//

  2. Bear

    Elvis is still ALIVE !! That was NOT Elvis in that casket !
    It was a Wax Dummy !
    That is what was in the 900 lb Copper Casket along with a
    portable cooling unit to keep the Wax from melting.Everyone that observed
    the ” body ” in the coffin noticed that the forehead had ” beads of moisture ”.
    Gene Smith, Elvis’s 1st cousin, said that the Sideburns had been glued on
    and kept coming loose! Gene also stated that one could feel the ”chilled air”
    all around the casket that was coming from a cooling unit within the coffin.
    When Gene asked Vernon where Elvis was , Vernon replied , ” He’s safe,
    Don’t worry ,He’s Upstairs resting. We had to put something on display for
    the fans ! ” ELVIS did NOT Die on August 16, 1977 ! NO ONE is actually buried
    there at the Meditation Garden in back of the Mansion. Only the top layer of
    sod was removed for the placement of the Bronze Memorial plaques !
    Those are just there for the Fans and the Tourists. All of Elvis’ family members
    that have done passed on are buried somewhere else in a undisclosed Private
    Cemetery and ELVIS IS Very Much STILL ALIVE ! He never really stopped making
    his music ! He has been recording and making music all this time .
    He just can”t release any of his songs using his real name anymore because
    of EPE,Inc. He has been using different alias ever since.Elvis Aron Presley
    is sometimes Jon Burrows and several other various ”alias”.
    He staged and faked his death with the help and knowledge of Col. Tom Parker,
    Dr. ” Nick ” , Joe Esposito , and the FBI by doing a ” Body Swap ” with a Terminal
    Bone Cancer patient Roscoe Scott Holloway of Germantown, TN
    of whom Dr. Nichopolous had located. After some minor cosmetic surgery
    they made Roscoe Scott Holloway look like Elvis, a ”double” which fooled
    the Paramedics , the hospital personnel and most family members.
    Elvis, aka Jon Burrows, was a U.S. Special Federal Agent that worked undercover
    in various ” sting operations ” against known members of the SDS Weathermen
    Underground Terrorist Group. The SDS Weather Underground Terrorist Group
    was responsible for numerous multiple bombings of Police Departments ,
    Federal and State Court Houses and other public buildings during the 1960’s
    and 1970’s. Charles William ”Bill” Ayers was the SDS Leader of the Weather
    Terrorist Group, along with his cohort Bernardine Rae Dohrn,
    was a personal friend and Mentor to a one Barry Soetoro,
    aka Barack Hussein Obama and it was the SDS Weathermen Underground
    Terrorist Group that put Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama into
    Politics and made him the Socialist Thug that he is and a threat to the American
    way of life as we know it. Elvis, aka Jon Burrows, the name he used working
    for the DEA and later for the FBI as a Special Federal Agent, was appointed
    by the former late President Richard M. Nixon and Elvis, aka Jon Burrows,
    worked as a Federal Agent from December 1970 until his official retirement
    in December 2004. In September 1978 , Elvis, aka Federal Agent Jon Burrows
    was the Government’s ” Secret Witness ” in ” Operation Fountain Pen ”
    and He testified in Federal Court against a well known member of the Mafia
    Organized Crime Syndicate, a one Fredrick Peter Pro of the ” Fraternity ”
    In September 1977, Elvis, aka Federal Agent Jon Burrows, entered the Federal
    Witness Protection program where he stayed until July 1978.
    Then Agent Jon Burrows, aka Elvis, returned to Washington D.C. where he
    worked for the DEA and then later for the FBI Counter Intelligence Branch until
    his official Retirement in December 2004, and ending 34 years of dedicated
    Federal Service. Elvis, aka Jon Burrows was in the Federal Witness Protection
    program because of past threats made by members of the SDS Weathermen
    Underground Terrorist Group, Bill Ayers and past threats by certain key
    members of the Mafia Organized Crime Syndicate, of which Agent Burrows,
    aka Elvis took part in various undercover ” sting operations ” to indict and
    bring them to Justice. All these facts are told in a documentary interview
    that Elvis aka Jon Burrows, gave, recorded and released on a DVD in January
    2012. Elvis, aka Jon Burrows, also recorded and released a brand new CD
    of 15 songs in January of 2012. Both have been voice printed and authenticated
    100 % as the voice of Elvis Aron Presley by Computer Voice Analysts Technicians.
    Besides being a U.S. Federal Agent with the DEA and then later with the FBI ,
    as appointed by the late former POTUS Richard M. Nixon on December 21, 1970 ,
    Elvis was also a Bonded, Certified & Trained Deputy Sheriff with the Shelby
    County Sheriff’s Dept. Memphis,TN, since September 23, 1964 and Chief Deputy
    since October 10, 1970 with Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept .Elvis was also
    a Reserve Police Captain in the Memphis PD , a Reserve Police Captain with
    Denver PD and a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the LA County Sheriff’s Dept.
    He was nominated as One of the Top 10 Young Men in America by the
    American Jaycees on January 16, 1971, not for his work as a Entertainer,
    but for his dedication and work in Law Enforcement !!
    A Fulton County Deputy Sheriff , GA , was on location at a very well known
    Underground Wax Museum in Atlanta, Georgia on the week they were closing.
    Vernon Presley and a couple of the guys that work for Elvis came in and
    bought a lifelike life sized wax figure of Elvis, because it was all being
    auctioned off.They made the purchase and on the way out the door,
    Vernon Presley turned to the guy at the museum counter and said,
    ” Just Wait ’til you guys see what we’re going to do with this ” !
    AND this Is the TRUTH as told by Elvis himself !!! Elvis Presley Is Alive !!!

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