Priscilla Presley Claims Elvis Committed Suicide
Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of Elvis Presley, claims the music icon committed suicide.
In a new documentary, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, Priscilla recalled “you did not tell Elvis Presley what to do. You did not,” before adding that family members and staff attempted to get him off drugs.
“People go, ‘Well, why didn’t anyone do anything?’ Well, that’s not true,” she explained. “I mean, you’d be out of there faster than a scratched cat. They would try and no way.”
Priscilla and the “King” were married from 1967 to 1973, and had daughter Lisa Marie in 1968. Elvis died at the age of 42 in 1977 at his Graceland home. The official cause of death was an accidental drug-related heart attack.
Priscilla blames her ex-husband's drug addiction on his time spent in the US army.
“They gave them (drugs) to the soldiers over there to keep them awake. He had manoeuvres that he had to do late at night, so the pills were given to the guys and that’s how he started,” she said. “And if you take a sleeping pill, you have to do something to get yourself awake.
"He was in uncharted territory, he truly was, and he did this and tried to do this alone.”