Next August 16 will mark the 44th anniversary of the departure of the king of rock and roll, Elvis presley, Y theories about his death keep popping up.
When the world mourned his death, the official cause that occurred at that time was that the singer suffered a heart attack. However, from then on, another theory held that his addiction to the pills had a lot to do with the fatal outcome.
Now, almost half a century after the physical disappearance of Elvis Presley, a new version is born, this time away from the ravages of being a world music leader, and more in keeping with the nature of the human being.
The artist’s biographer, Sally hoedel, states that the rock legend died because he had “bad genes.” As published by the NME portal, Hoedel’s book entitled Elvis: destined to die young (Elvis: destined to die young) states that the singer’s health problems, beyond the excesses to which fame tends, they could have been caused by Presley’s maternal grandparents, who were siblings.
Moreover, he maintains that it is no coincidence that in Presley’s maternal family, who died at 42, there have been several cases of early death.
Both the artist and his mother, Gladys, “had a similar four-year period of degenerative health, and that is important, because she did not take the same medication as him,” says the biographer. At another time he says that Elvis suffered from diseases in nine of the eleven body systems, and that part of his body was damaged from the moment he was born. He concludes that although the idol’s chances of death increased due to his unbridled life as a result of his fame, it was mostly due to genetics. And, for this reason, his biographer tries to humanize him: “Elvis has been reduced to a rock man who died in his bathroom from taking too many pills,” he explains to The Observer, but “He was a sick man who hid much of his weakness to fill concert halls and support his family. By examining his flaws and health problems, perhaps we can begin to see his humanity again. “
The biographer adds that for a man like Elvis Presley, who culturally changed our universe, believing that he died of addiction “is not enough and it is not accurate.” “Elvis deserves to be treated as a historical figure, like Henry Ford or Thomas Edison, but instead he is overwhelmed by the sensationalism and that takes us away from the truth,” he explains.
“If we can eliminate the negative connotations and look at the consequences, there is a lot of truth to discover. Elvis’s story is seen as one of destruction, but it is a struggle for survival, through poverty and then health problems. It was hard being Elvis, no one had ever had a fame like that before, and no one could do it for him. He tried to function within his reality ”, ends.