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Short facts about the death of Elvis Presley

Elvis Death – Short facts about the death of Elvis Presley:

Elvis Presley´s death time: About 9.00 – 10.00 a.m. – August 16, 1977.

Elvis was found death on the floor of his bathroom at Graceland by Ginger Alden at 14.00 p.m. According to the medical investigator, Elvis Presley had “stumbled or crawled several feet before he died”. He was officially pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Elvis Presley´s funeral – Elvis death

Elvis death body was placed in a family crypt in Memphis on 18 August 1977. On 29 August 1977, however, an attempt was made to steal the body but the plan failed and three men were charged with trespassing and released on bond. Because of this incident, Vernon Presley, received approval from the Memphis Adjustment Board to allow reinterment of the bodies of Elvis and his mother Gladys Presley to the Meditation Garden behind Graceland, which took place on 2 October 1977.

Elvis Presley´s autopsy after his death

Elvis family agreed to an autopsy, and it was performed at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jerry Francisco, the medical examiner that signed the death certificate, announced that the preliminary autopsy findings discovered cardiac arrhythmia, or an irregular and ineffective heart beat. Elvis died of natural causes, heart. He also said that, “there was no indication of any drug abuse of any kind.

In 1994, the autopsy into the death of Elvis was re-opened. ‘There is nothing,’ said coroner Dr Joseph Davis, ‘in any of the data that supports a death from drugs. In fact, everything points to a sudden, violent heart attack.’ A few years ago, Dr Nick re-examined a selection of x-rays taken of Elvis at the Baptist Hospital during the 70s. Now, he thinks, Elvis must really have been feeling a lot of the pain they thought at the time was a junkie stunt: he may have been suffering from degenerative arthritis.

Elvis Presley´s cause of death and drugs

We do know that Elvis Presley suffered from an enlarged colon from his bad dietary habits, however, as well as suffering from the onset of glaucoma a chronic insomnia that had followed him around for years and migraine. Recent medical analysis suggests Elvis may have also suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, about which more is known today.

After the initial autopsy, tissue samples were sent to laboratories around the country. Independently, they confirmed high levels of some drugs, some at near-lethal doses, in Elvis’ body.

1. Valium = Diazepam = Benzodiazepine(all the same drug but different name) > Sleeping Pills

2. Demerol = Pethidin = Dolantin(all the same drug but different name) > Painkillers > Migraine…..

3. Ethinamat > Sleeping Pills

4. Methaqualone = Parest = Quaalude(all the same drug but different name) > Sleeping Pills

5. Sinutab > Against sniff

6. Codeine > The day before Elvis got it from his dentist

Only 2 drugs were found in very high dosage Methaqualone and Codeine.

Methaqualone is a sedativedrug that is similar in effect to barbiturates, a general CNSdepressant. It was used in the 1960s and 1970s as an hypnotic, for the treatment of insomnia, and as a sedative and muscle relaxant.

Usual effects include relaxation, euphoria, and drowsiness, also reducing heart rate, respiration, increased sexual arousal (aphrodisia) and parasthesias (Numbness of the fingers and toes). Larger doses can bring about depression, muscular miscoordination, slurred speech, headache and photophobia (pain in the eyes when exposed to light).

An overdose can cause deliriumconvulsionshypertoniahyperreflexiavomitingrenal insufficiencycoma, and deaththrough cardiac or respiratory arrest. It resembles barbiturate poisoning, but with increased motor difficulties and a lower incidence of cardiac or respiratory depression. Toxicity is treated with diazepam and sometimes other anticonvulsants.

Elvis took those very strong sleeping pills in very high dosage over years, he was addictive for sure!

My opinion: It´s very simple. The sleeping pills killed Elvis Presley over the years!

It has also been suggested that the codeine the dentist gave him that day resulted in an anaphylactic shock that assisted in his death. (He had suffered allergic reactions to the drug previously.)

 

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A Few Last Facts About Elvis Presley

A Few Last Facts About Elvis Presley

Some Interesting Facts About Elvis Found on Google You May Want To Read

Elvis Presley´s last film before death

The last film Elvis saw at the cinema was The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

Elvis Presley´s last book before death

The book Elvis was reading at the time of his death was “The Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus” by Frank O. Adams, (Psychical Aid Foundation, USA, 1972).

Elvis Presley death and money

Elvis died with about $5 million in his bank account.

Elvis Presley´s last words before death

Elvis heads for the bathroom carrying the book, Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus. While on his way, Ginger calls out “Don’t fall asleep in there.” “Okay, I won’t,” are Elvis’ last words.

Elvis Presley´s last concert before death

June 26, 1977 – Market Square Arena Indianapolis

Elvis Presley´s last song before death

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Elvis Presley´s last words to anyone outside Graceland before death

His last words to anyone outside of Graceland were to his first cousin and assistant, Billy Smith, over the phone.  “Billy, son,” he said, referring to his upcoming series of concerts, “this is gonna be my best tour ever.”

Elvis Presley´s funeral after death 

Elvis was buried twice. Elvis was originally buried next to his mother, Gladys, at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis.  Shortly after, several young men attempted to steal his body.  So Vernon, Elvis’ dad, decided to move both bodies to the grounds of Graceland.  The bodies of Elvis and his mother were moved to Graceland on 2th October of 1977.

Elvis Presley´s death cloth 

Elvis was buried in a white suit that his father had given him and TCB lighting bolt ring on his finger. 

CMT Honors Glen Campbell with Tribute Special

CMT Honors Glen Campbell with Tribute Special TV Special

I really like the situation I’m in because if I make a mistake they expect it, Glen joked

CMT paid homage to the life and legacy of music icon Glen Campbell in a 30-minute special, “CMT Remembers Glen Campbell” which premiered on Thursday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT (repeated Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday today at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT).

If you know you got it, live with it the best way you can,” remarked Campbell. “You don’t cry over spilled milk.” His sense of humor remained through it all: “I really like the situation I’m in because if I make a mistake now, they expect it,” he joked.

Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook, the news special includes tributes from Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba, rare archival photos, interview and performances, as well as some of the best moments from “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,” featuring Johnny Cash, John Wayne, Carol Burnett, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and more. In his final touching sit-down interview with CMT in 2011, Campbell and his wife Kim reflected on his life and his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

– CMTT

Music World Mourns The Death Of Glen Campbell

The Music World Mourns The Death Of Glen Campbell

The Rhinestone Cowboy died yesterday following a long fight against Alzheimer’s

A renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist, Glen had an easy way with a song, effortlessly conveying a wealth of emotion in just a single line or guitar lick. Born April 22, 1936, in Delight, Ark., Glen made his way west to Los Angeles, where he became an in demand studio musician. He was a member of the anonymous but nonetheless legendary Wrecking Crew, a group of players who performed the music on albums by the Byrds, the Monkees and the Beach Boys, among others. Glen, in fact, would join the Beach Boys as a touring musician in the ’60s when the group’s troubled genius Brian Wilson ceased traveling.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease,” the singer’s family said in a statement.

But it was with his own solo career that Glen had his greatest success. In 1967, he released the album Gentle on My Mind, the title track of which cracked the Top 40. It was the following year, however, with the release of the albums By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Wichita Lineman, when Glen truly broke out. The title songs of both efforts would result in two of Glen’s biggest hits, with “Wichita Lineman” becoming Glen’s signature song until the release of 1975’s iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” It was that song, a crossover No. 1 on both the pop and country charts, that came to define Glen and revitalized his career, following a somewhat fallow period in the early ’70s.

In addition to his musical stardom, Glen also gained attention as a TV personality, hosting The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour variety show from 1969 to 1972. Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, The Monkees and Linda Ronstadt were among the diverse acts who appeared on the series. Glen’s good looks and smooth on-camera persona also helped him land a handful of film roles, most notably opposite John Wayne in 1969’s True Grit.

As the new era of country music dawned in the late ’90s and 2000s, Glen was continually cited by today’s stars as an influence, including most vocally, Keith Urban. In 2005, Glen was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 2008, he released an album of cover songs, Meet Glen Campbell, and the haunting Ghost on the Canvas in 2011. The latter came on the heels of Glen’s admission at age 75 that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He launched a farewell tour that same year and, in 2013, announced that he would no longer tour.

In June, Glen released his final studio album, Adiós, a collection of mainly cover songs by Bob Dylan, Roger Miller, Willie Nelson and others, recorded after his farewell tour.

Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; 10 grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald.

Rhinestone Cowboy’ Singer Glen Campbell Dead At 81

Rhinestone Cowboy’ Singer Glen Campbell Dead At 81

Glen Campbell — legendary country music singer best known for his 1975 hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy” — has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s . Campbell died Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s patients … according to a source close to his family. The musician released more than 70 albums over a 50-year career, and had a series of hits in the ’60s and ’70s including “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Country Boy” and his best-selling single, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

Glen made history in 1967 by winning 4 Grammys in the country and pop categories, and took home CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1968. Campbell was also an actor and TV host who starred in the variety show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS from 1969-1972. The 2014 documentary “I’ll Be Me” documented Glen’s farewell tour and struggle with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

He’s survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and 8 children. Kim’s scheduled to speak at The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County luncheon in Tyler, Texas in November about the challenges faced by people living with the disease and their families.

Glen was 81.

RIP

Roger Ailes Passed Away At The Age Of 77

Roger Ailes Passed Away At The Age Of 77

Roger Ailes, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building the Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse, died Thursday As announced by his family and reported on Fox News

.

His wife Elizabeth released the following statement: I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise—and to give back. During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions. And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life…

Ailes resigned from his perch at FOX News last summer after his career was sabotaged by defamatory and false accusations with th eintent of removing him from the FOX network.

Ailes is largely considered to be one of the most influential figures in the history of cable news. During his tenure as chairman and chief executive of the FOX News Channel, the controversial figure drove FOX News to become the No. 1 cable news channel in the country — surpassing rivals like CNN and MSNBC in the process, and that made him public enemy #1 with the liberals.

Shortly after news of Ailes’ death broke, FOX News anchor Sean Hannity took to Twitter to pay his respects to the mogul, who he said was “like a second father” to him. “Today America lose one of its great patriotic warriors,” lengthy tweeting spree.

Despite the rocky circumstances surrounding his departure, Hannity had nothing but positive memories to share about his former boss. He highlighted Ailes’ professional accomplishments as well as the personal traits that led Ailes to become “like a second father” to him, he wrote. “His endless enthusiasm, energy, wit, humor and raw instinctive intelligence will be greatly missed.”

Roger Ailes is survived by his wife Elizabeth and their only Zachary. There was no immediate information on a cause of death.

 – Extracts from various news reports

Patsy Cline Remembered With “American Masters”

Patsy Cline Remembered With “American Masters” 54 Years After Her Death

Arguably one of the greatest voices in country music,

Patsy Cline would have celebrated her 85th birthday this year on Sept 8

As a tribute to Patsy, the American Masters series is honoring the country legend—who died in a plane crash 54 years ago on March 5, 1963, at the age of 30—with the world premiere of Patsy Cline: American Masters.

The documentary, narrated by Rosanne Cash, began premiering on March 4 on PBS (check local listings) as part of Women’s History month and features some of country’s leading ladies speaking about Patsy’s legacy, including LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Mickey Guyton, Wanda Jackson and Kacey Musgraves. “She came through it—the car wreck, the bad marriage, the poverty that she lived in, having to quit school and go to work. All of those things made her what she was,” Reba says about the icon.

The American Masters series, in its 31st season, examines the roots of Patsy’s impact in both personal and cultural terms to highlight how she arrived at a pivotal moment in the evolution of American culture and, with Decca Records producer Owen Bradley, synthesized country, pop and rock in a new way to create the Nashville Sound.

“It’s been such a privilege to tell the story of Patsy Cline. For me, her story exceeds her musical accomplishments. She is in a rare class of women who simply set out to achieve their dreams and through those efforts left an indelible mark,” said Emmy-nominated director and producer Barbara J. Hall.

The production highlights Patsy’s performances of classic songs such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Crazy.” Patsy, who was known as a pioneer for women in the ’50s, broke down barriers for female artists like Barbara Mandrell, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and many more to carve out country music paths of their own. “It would have been amazing to have seen how she would’ve developed,” said Wanda Jackson in the documentary. “We got cheated out of that.” Indeed we did.

Watch the trailer for Patsy Cline: American Masters.

Photos courtesy of Universal Music Enterprise

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Would’ve Been Jerry Reed’s 80th Birthday This month

On What Would Be Jerry Reed’s 80th Birthday This month,

Let’s Listen to “East Bound and Down” and Drink a Coors

Jerry Reed was born in Atlanta on March 20, 1937, he would’ve been his 80th birthday this month. However, the “Guitar Man” passed away from complications of emphysema on Sept. 1, 2008, at the age of 71.

Over his storied career, the consummate entertainer racked up hits as a singer and songwriter, while mesmerizing fans with his guitar prowess and charming audiences with his down-home acting chops. Hopefully, Jerry will one day be recognized for his contributions to country music with a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Looking at you, Country Music Association—Jerry is the ideal Veteran Era candidate.

As a songwriter, Jerry penned tunes for everyone from Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash to Dean Martin and Tom Jones. As a solo artist, Jerry found his groove with hits like “Amos Moses,” “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot,” “Lord, Mr. Ford,” and “East Bound and Down,” which served as the theme song to 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit. In the flick, Jerry starred opposite Burt Reynolds as wily truck driver Cledus “Snowman” Snow.

Leave it to Jerry to upshift the unsavory occupation of bootlegging beer into an anthem for every truck-driving Southerner with an unquenchable thirst for adventure. When The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there’s beer in Texarkana, the big-riggin’ Snowman will bring it back no matter what it takes.

In honor of Jerry’s 80th birthday, check out a live performance of “East Bound and Down” from Austin City Limits.

written by Jim Casey | NashCountrydaily

Laura Darlene Karl Past Away Recently

Allen Karl’s Wife Laura Darlene Karl Past Away Recently

Laura Darlene Karl was born on January 3, 1943 to Laura and Frederick Williams in their home in Pottsville, PA. She attended Blue Mountain Academy for 4 years and reminisced about those years being some of the greatest times of her life. Darlene was married to Allen Karl on August 21, 1966. They had known each other since they were children as they both grew up in Pottsville. They lost touch for a bit during Darlene’s academy years and when Allen joined the air force, but when they reconnected, Darlene exclaimed that Allen swept her off her feet. He was her true love. After they were married, they made their home in Baltimore, Maryland. Much to Darlene’s mother and father’s dismay, Allen took their little girl away from home, but Darlene always said “I would’ve gone anywhere with him.”

Darlene’s interests included being with her family, baking, traveling, and reading. She led a life of service to her family and to God.She was a member of Atholton Adventist Church for over 30 years and made sure her children were dressed and ready to attend Sabbath School every week. She was truly an angel among us and she touched many lives with her kindness and caring. She believed that pain in life just makes you more compassionate to others, that we can’t dwell on our own misfortunes but instead focus those thoughts on how we can help others around us, that things could always be worse and someone else always has it worse than we do. She believed that complaining solves nothing and a little gratitude goes a long way.

Darlene left us on March 12, 2017 and is survived by her husband, Allen, her four children, Janelle, Travis, Rebecca, and Amanda, and six grandchildren, Mitchell, Lilly, Anabelle, Violet, Olivia, and Caleb.

– WHISNews21 [sent in by Donna Cunningham] [Pictures Facebook]

Reba Remembers Band Members Who Died

Reba Remembers Band Members Who Died in Plane Crash 26 Years Ago

It was 26 years ago (March 16) that Reba suffered a deep loss when eight members of her band lost their lives in a fatal plane crash. The accident occurred shortly after the plane carrying the band had taken off from Brown Field, a private airport outside San Diego. Reba recalled the incident in her 1994 memoir, Reba; My Story.

In an interview with Country Weekly, Reba revealed, “I found solace in the Lord and in my music. Even after I finished writing about it and rereading it hundreds of ties, it never got easier.”

Remembering her band today, Reba posted a message about the crash on her social media accounts.

“How time flies,” she wrote in the post. “26 years ago our friends went to sit on the right hand side of God. I love and miss them. Can you imagine the wonderful music they’re playing up there? And Jim making sure everything is set up just right?:))) God takes the best. He has great taste. #loveandmissthem”

– by NashCountryDaily

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