Elvis Presley is one of the biggest music artists of all time and he is also one of the best-selling artists. As per the reports, Presley is estimated to have sold more than a billion records globally. Presley is even nicknamed the “King of Rock and Roll.” Sadly, around forty-five years the king of rock and roll passed away.
Presley was loved by everyone especially, women would go crazy over him. Furthermore, Presley also had several love affairs when he was alive. However, he was married to only one woman Priscilla Beaulieu only to get a divorce six years after their marriage.
After he divorced Priscilla, he was in a relationship and later got engaged to Ginger Alden, who was twenty-two years younger than Presley. Presley spent his final days with his fiancee Alden and she revealed what were Presley’s final words.
What were Elvis Presley’s final words?
The king of rock and roll Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. He died at his Memphis mansion, Graceland. While talking about Presley’s final moments, Ginger Alden said that Presley was having a hard time falling asleep and he went to the bathroom to read because he did not want to disturb Alden. Sadly, she did not know that it would be the last time she’d see him alive.
Alden said that Presley’s final words he ever spoke were, “I’m going to the bathroom to read.” She then replied, “OK, but don’t fall asleep.” She said that she left Presley’s reading light on for him. She fell asleep and when she woke up several hours later at 2 pm and noticed Presley’s reading light still on. She then went and knocked on the bathroom door and called him. However, he did not respond so she opened the door and found him collapsing on the bathroom floor.
She then said that when she touched him his skin was cold. In her memoir Elvis and Ginger she wrote, “Elvis looked as if his entire body had completely frozen in a seated position while using the toilet and then had fallen forward, in that fixed position, directly in front of it, It was clear that, from the time whatever hit him to the moment he had landed on the floor, Elvis hadn’t moved.”
Furthermore, the Daily Mail also stated that Ginger recalled the final moments of Presley. Ginger further says, “I slapped him a few times and it was like he breathed once when I turned his head.” She also tried to open his eyes and she said, “It was just blood-red, but I couldn’t move him. I didn’t want to think he was dead. God wouldn’t want to take him so soon.”
She then called for help and Joe Esposito, Presley’s old army friend came over and gave him emergency treatment, however, Presley was gone. It was later reported that Presley died of cardiac arrest from an overdose of prescription drugs. Presley was 42 years old at the time of his death. His death shocked and saddened the whole world. Especially it would have been hard for Ginger as they even had planned for their wedding.
Furthermore, Presley’s step-brother Billy Stanley also recalled the last time they met before his death. According to Fox News, Stanley met Presley on August 14, 1977, and they talked for a while later Presley asked Stanley, “Do you believe God forgives us for all our sins?” Stanley responded, “Well, yeah, I mean, we’ve talked about this for almost 17 years, Elvis.” Presley then said, “I just wanted to hear you say that, Billy.”
Stanley then said that Elvis wanted to make several changes in his life. Elvis wanted to fire his manager as well as some of his employees. He also wanted Stanley to leave his job and work for him again. Later, Presley told Stanley he is going to read Bible and told Stanley that he loves him. While Stanley said that they would meet on August 16.