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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Long Live the King!

Rock Idol Elvis Presley Dies at 42

By Larry Rohter and Tom Zito
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, August 17, 1977
(© 1977 The Washington Post Co.)

Elvis Presley, who revolutionized American popular music with his earthy singing style and became a hero to two generations of rock 'n' roll fans, died yesterday in Memphis, Tenn. He was 42.

Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Jerry Francisco said last night an autopsy indicated Presley died of "cardiac arrhythmia," which he described as a "severely irregular heartbeat" and "just another name for a form of heart attack." He said the three-hour autopsy uncovered no sign of any other diseases -- though Presley had in recent years been treated at Baptist Memorial Hospital for hypertension, pneumonia and an enlarged colon -- and there was no sign of any drug abuse.

Presley’s body was discovered at 2:30 p.m. Memphis time by his road manager, Jerry Esposito, in a bathroom in the singer’s multimillion-dollar Graceland Mansion. He was rushed to the Baptist Memorial, where he was met by his personal physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, and pronounced dead.

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At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Erik Resch said...

Strangely, one of those days where you know exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. For me, I was 7 yrs. old, playing in front of my uncle's house with my newly acquired friends in Germany.

At 10:47 PM, Anonymous helionbraga said...

esta foto do elvis é minha preferida helio braga!!!!

At 1:33 PM, Blogger khusro mirza said...

Leave him Alone,Once a person dies,Deal between him her and the GOD.Nothing to do with the world,Finished,chapter is closed,And if you follow the dead human like Elvis,His sprit will get disturb and he will be around here and there.Please leave him now,he is finished,but remember in a heart of a billions.Let him deal with the GOD now,its time to say good bye for ever.Don,t look at the back,its hurt very very bad very bad,crying very badly,When i loss my perents i was i know what are the feeling,But he was only the singer,now think about michael jackson,john denver,john lenon,and many more,leave them now they feel up very bad,don,t make them painfull its hurt them very badly.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger khusro mirza said...

THE GOD is great,THE GOD is lovely,THE GOD is superb,THE GOD is the heart,THE GOD is in our heart, THE GOD is in our house,THE GOD is very very close to you,THE GOD can feel it to you,And you can also feel the GOD,there is only 1 GOD and no 1 else,Go close to the GOD LOVE,You love THE GOD he will love you and smile at you.Love THE GOD Always.


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