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Elvis Presley killed himself, ex-wife Priscilla says in HBO documentary

Priscilla Presley, now 72, reveals in a stunning new documentary that the King “knew what he was doing” when he died from a drug-related coronary heart assault.

Her bombshell admission within the US programme comes simply 4 months after the invention of two suicide notes supposedly written by the Jailhouse Rock icon.

She says: “He knew what he was doing and other people go, ‘Why didn’t anybody do something’. Effectively, that’s not true.

“Individuals there within the interior group did – however you didn’t inform Elvis what to do. You didn’t.


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TROUBLED: Priscilla Presley says Elvis ‘knew what he was doing’ when he died


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MARRIED: Elvis and Priscilla on their marriage ceremony day in Las Vegas, 1967


“You didn’t inform Elvis what to do”


Priscilla Presley

“I imply, you’d have been out of there quicker than a scratched cat. They’d attempt to no approach.”

Followers can be all shook up by the information about their idol, whose sudden loss of life has lengthy been a topic of curiosity for conspiracy theorists.

Priscilla divorced Elvis in 1973 after the beginning of his solely little one Lisa Marie.

However they remained shut till his loss of life 4 years later.

She blames his drug behavior on his time within the US Military years earlier when he was stationed in Germany.

She says in Elvis Presley: The Searcher: “They gave them (medication) to the troopers over there to maintain them awake. He had manoeuvres that he needed to do late at night time, so the drugs got to the blokes and that’s how he began.

“And when you take a sleeping capsule, it’s a must to do one thing to get your self awake. He was in uncharted territory, he actually was, and he did this and tried to do that alone.”

After Elvis’ loss of life, it was found that one physician alone had prescribed him greater than 10,000 drugs over an eight-month interval.

His weight had additionally ballooned to greater than 18 stone because of binge consuming.


Elvis Presley in the film Jailhouse RockGETTY


ICON: Elvis Presley within the movie Jailhouse Rock

In recently-discovered notes to his buddy and street supervisor Joe Esposito, the King of Rock ’n Roll wrote “I’m sick and bored with my life” and “I want an extended relaxation”.

He additionally wrote that he felt “embarrassed I can’t kick medication” and “betrayed” by his personal overweight physique.

Elvis added that “shedding Priscilla was the best mistake of my life” and mentioned he “couldn’t get better” from the heartache.

One of many handwritten notes has been authenticated by Elvis’ stepbrother Rick Stanley.

He confirmed: “To me, it’s a transparent indication that suicide was on his thoughts.”

The 2-hour HBO particular can be proven within the US on Saturday and is obtainable to stream on-line.

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