On August 16, 1977 in the early afternoon, the emergency services received an alarming call. That of Ginger Alden. Elvis Presley’s fiancée had just found the unconscious King on the bathroom floor of their master suite. “His body looked entirely petrified in a sitting position, as if he had sat on the toilet, and had fallen forward in that same position,” she wrote in her autobiography. At just 42 years old, Elvis Presley was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital at 3:30 p.m. Fifty years later, many mysteries remain since his family has decided to seal the results of his autopsy, which will only be known in five years. When she found her future husband in front of the toilet, Ginger Alden immediately understood what was happening.
“His arms rested on the ground, close to his sides, palms facing up. It was clear that from the moment he landed on the ground, Elvis had not moved, she wrote. I gently turned his face towards me. A hint of air expelled from his nose. The tip of his tongue was clenched between his teeth and his face was smudged. I gently lifted one eyelid. His eye was staring straight ahead and was blood red.” Doctors say Elvis Presley ended his life in very poor health. Due to his appalling diet, the King is said to have suffered from chronic constipation, among other things, and an autopsy revealed he had four-month-old compacted stool in his intestine when he breathed his last. According to the chief investigator of the Tennessee Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner, this is what caused his death.
Elvis Presley: died because of his chronic constipation?
Dan Warlick, who witnessed the autopsy, fueled the theory that Elvis Presley died while trying to use the bathroom. “Presley’s chronic constipation – the result of years of prescription drug abuse and high fat, high cholesterol throats – caused what is known as the Valsalva maneuver. Simply put, the pressure of trying defecation compressed the singer’s abdominal aorta,” stopping his heart, he described a few years ago. This theory is the same for an investigator. “Elvis Presley’s body position was such that he was about to sit on the toilet seat when the crisis occurred, assured Joseph Davis. He leaned forward on the carpet, buttocks in the air, and was dead by the time it hit the ground.”
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