“Elvis Left the Building”

A seguire un bel ricordo di Luisa Zambrotta del mitico Elvis, scomparso il 16 agosto 1977. Ero bambino, sentii la tragica notizia in spiaggia. Ricordo che ne rimanemmo tutti sconvolti.
Da anni Elvis non era più lo stesso dei primi, rivoluzionari anni, ma era pur sempre un’icona. L’eco della sua morte fu superata forse solo dalla scomparsa, pochi anni dopo, di John Lennon.
Ma questa è un’altra, non meno drammatica, storia…

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Today is the anniversary of the death of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, 16 August 1977, Elvis Presley was found unconscious on the floor of his bathroom in his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, by his girlfriend, Ginger Alden.
By the end of his career, Elvis was merely a shadow of his former self. He was overweight (159 kilograms) and he suffered from many diseases, each magnified by drug abuse: glaucoma, high blood pressure, and liver damage.

He was rushed to the hospital, where several attempts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead. He was only 42 years old.
The cause of his death was covered up by his family; but it presumably was from an overdose of prescription drugs, which caused his heart to stop.

On the evening of that day, Presley was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to start…

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