With the release of the movie Priscilla this month, there's been a reignited interest in King of Rock and Roll.
The film, which was directed, and produced by Sofia Coppola, stars starring Jacob Elordi as Presley and Cailee Spaeny as the singer's wife, Priscilla Presley. It's the latest attempt to chronicle the Mississippi legend's rise to fame, marriage and legacy, before his death, aged 42 – as told from the perspective of the woman who loved him.
Because of this, there's been much commentary around the King's early passing, with compelling theories suggesting it wasn't as straightforward as reported. Here’s what we know.
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When did Elvis die?
Elvis Aron Presley died in his famed Memphis mansion, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.
The singer was discovered by his then-fiancée, Ginger Alden, that afternoon, lying unconscious on the floor of their master bathroom.
Presley was rushed by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital and, after several attempts to revive him failed, he was pronounced dead at 3.30pm.