When did Elvis Presley die? Death explained on anniversary

Elvis Presley was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, and his death remains one of the most controversial.

It has been over 40 years since Presley’s unexpected and untimely death, but people are still fascinated by his life and the circumstances of his death.

Presley, recognized as the best-selling solo music Artist of All Time by Guinness World Records, has sold over 400 million records worldwide and his songs remain among the most recognized and spanning generations.

But what are some of Presley’s best songs, how and when did he die and how old would he be now?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Elvis Presley was one of the most influential singers of the 20th century, but he died young. (Photo by Liaison)

When did Elvis Presley die?

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977.

This means that 2022 will mark 45 years since Presley’s death.

How did Elvis Presley die?

The exact cause of Presley’s death has always been shrouded in mystery, although it has been confirmed that he had a heart attack.

On August 16, 1977, Presley’s fiancée, Ginger Alden, found the legendary singer unresponsive on the bathroom floor at his Graceland, Memphis home.

He was taken to the hospital but then pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at 3:30 p.m.

The world media was informed at around 4:00 p.m., and people worldwide mourned the shocking early death.

To this day, there are still questions as to whether or not Elvis’ drug use contributed to his death.

Presley was a longtime user of opiates, which not only relieve pain but also cause severe constipation. He also took antihistamines, tranquilizers like Valium, sleeping pills — and laxatives for his constipation.

Tennessee Medical Chief at the time of Presley’s death, Jerry Francisco, reportedly stated the singer’s death was due to heart disease and not drugs.

However, other medical experts believe that drugs must have played a role in the singer’s death.

Presley’s family has always wanted to keep the exact circumstances of Presley’s death a secret.

Presley’s home, Graceland, has been open to the public since 1982 to allow fans to visit and pay their respects to the late singer.

To this day, however, Presley’s bedroom — and the entire upstairs — remains closed to the public due to the ongoing intense interest in his death.

Only members of the Presley family and Graceland’s curator are allowed in, and since the home opened 40 years ago, celebrities and even presidents have been barred from seeing the bedroom.

How old was Elvis Presley when he died?

Presley was 42 years old when he died.

If he were still alive today, he would be 87 years old.

What songs was Elvis Presley best known for?

Presley is known for a variety of songs, including Heartbreak Hotel, which became a number one hit in the United States.

His other famous songs include Can’t Help Falling in Love, Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock and You’re the Devil in Disguise.