Elvis Presley’s Last Girlfriend Confessed About His Death
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Elvis Presley unexpectedly passed away at the age of 42 at his Memphis, Tennessee, residence, Graceland, on August 16, 1977, shocking the entire world. Fans traveled to Graceland to pay their condolences as they traveled from all over the world to grieve the passing of the legendary musician.
Presley’s then-fiancée, Ginger Alden, discovered him unconscious in the bathtub of the master suite. He was taken to the hospital right away, but sadly, he passed away at 3:30 in the afternoon. His death was judged to have been caused by a “cardiac arrhythmia,” according to the original autopsy results, which also ruled out drug use.
However, later toxicology examinations showed that Presley’s blood had extraordinarily high concentrations of many opiates, including Quaaludes, Dilaudid, Percodan, Demerol, and codeine.
Alden, who wrote a memoir titled Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley’s Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story in 2015, shared her perspective on Presley’s passing:
“I loved Elvis with all my heart, and I knew deep down he was a good person. I don’t think anyone could have saved him on that particular morning.”
The National Enquirer was informed before Presley was discovered in the bathroom, according to one of the many theories that have circulated over the years about his death. In reaction to these assertions, Alden clarified as follows in an interview with her sister Rosemary:
“Yes, It is long past time to shine the light of truth on what is a malevolent fabrication. I don’t see how the writer can live with himself knowing the lies and vicious rumors he has tried to spread about so many as a last-ditch sensationalistic grasp at making money off of his association with Elvis. There was no phone call made by my mother or myself to anyone dealing with a publication of any type on the day that Elvis died.”
Alden explained that she was incredibly surprised and heartbroken by the situation. She expressed her shock at the thought that anyone could see it differently. Following Presley’s death, their home was swarmed by reporters from all sorts of media sources and tabloids. These media representatives were trying to cover the tragic incident.
The scene was quite chaotic, as more than 500,000 mourners and journalists from around the world descended upon Memphis. During that time, her mother protected her privacy by turning everyone away. She respected her daughter’s wish to avoid giving any interviews.
Alden explained that she chose to do an interview with the local newspaper in order to clarify things. This decision was triggered by seeing Presley’s road manager on TV claiming to have found Presley’s body. The tabloids were also causing a commotion, and the National Enquirer got hold of a story from Presley’s ex-girlfriend.
Despite Alden’s intention to set the record straight, her interview with the National Enquirer about Presley’s death happened due to these circumstances.
Thinking about the situation more deeply, she explained:
“As distraught as I was at that time and not knowing what in the world would be said about Elvis, I consented to do an interview for the National Enquirer. I remember Elvis telling me when we first started dating that there would be a lot of people who would be jealous of our relationship. He also asked me if I could handle it. I naively answered yes. I never foresaw the kind of self-promoting denigration of his character and memory that has appeared in print and on television since his death.”
Alden specifically identified Presley’s bodyguard Dick Grob as the perpetrator of malicious falsehoods in another interview. She stressed the detrimental effects such false stories may have and stated her conviction that Grob’s goals were motivated by monetary gain. Reiterating her denial, she said that she was devastated at discovering Presley and had no part in phoning the National Enquirer.