‘Elvis Destined To Die Young’ Author Believes Elvis Presley Did Not Die From Self Destruction

On the eve of Elvis Presley’s 86th birthday, some fans are still not entirely sure whether Presley died from a heart attack as a result of drug abuse or an underlying condition.

Elvis Presley with his bass player Bill Black
Elvis Presley with his bass player Bill Black | Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

Author Sally Hoedel’s new book, Elvis Destined to Die Young conducted a detailed study and discovered new facts that reveal that Presley may have had a genetic predisposition that led to unparalleled death at the age of 42.

“I wrote this book because I truly believe this is a story that Elvis would want to be known for,” Hoedel said in a statement shared with Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “He had to be a strong American man for the rest of his life, and he hid his pain and weakness from his body. ”

“However, he always knew he was just like everyone else: human,” she said. “I think it would be okay with everyone now understanding how human he was. He struggled but tried. My only hope for this labor of love is that it makes someone stop and think about Elvis just a little bit differently. He deserves it. ”

Did Elvis Presley have a genetic condition from his mother’s side of the family?

Hoedel studied Presley ‘s mother, Gladys, and how the family tree might hold some of the answers. “There are a number of things that will never be known when it comes to the health of Gladys and Elvis,” she told Nigel Patterson on the Elvis Information Network.

“For example, how many errors did Gladys suffer? ”She was surprised. “It is not something that has ever been debated in the decades she has lived. It’s just the heart disease that many of the Smiths suffered and ultimately Elvis as well, it’s not yet clear. What we do know is that a serious genetic liver / lung disease was present. ”

Hoedel said Gladys Presley’s hepatitis was a mystery to the doctors in 1958. “By examining this genetically present lung / liver disease, he explains why it was a mystery to these doctors and allowing us to really understand what was wrong with Gladys for the first time, ”she explained.

“Of course, we can then look for examples of this in Elvis because it was famous as a carrier. It’s really interesting the way he connects through the generations with clear evidence along the way. ”

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