PUBLISHED: 14:12, Fri, Oct 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:12, Fri, Oct 30, 2020
The US-born rock and roll star, affectionately referred to as ‘The King’, suddenly died in his Graceland estate at the age of 42. Elvis was in poor health at the time, with an addiction to prescription drugs and unhealthy eating habits, which were believed to have contributed to his passing. While the Hound Dog crooner’s legacy remains forever immortalised in his songs, Elvis was concerned about getting older and his fame fading away.
His ex-wife Prescilla Presley, who bore his only child Lisa Marie, spoke candidly about the music legend and his concerns for the future.
She explained that “reaching 40 was a big deal” for him at the time and many considered themselves as “over the hill” at that age.
Ms Presley believed that Elvis “would have always sang” because it was “such a part of him” if he had not have died in 1973.
When asked by US host Larry King where his “fear of being forgotten” came from, she admitted that the insecurity started around his 40th birthday during a 2014 interview.
She said: “I mean it’s hard to believe now because 40 is nothing, it’s still so young.”
But Ms Presley felt he was most concerned that his international fame and looks would fade as he approached later life.
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