By August 19, 1977 all the reports and photographs of Elvis’ autopsy
disappeared and have never been sighted since
Elvis Death Hoax - Elvis Presley Death Hoax Dispelled
Another "Elvis Presley alive" hoax went viral this week after a report claiming that the body of an 80-year-old homeless man found dead under an overpass in San Diego, California has turned out to be that Elvis Aaron Presley. he hoax report that was first published in Empire News sparked quite an interest online. It, however, should be noted that Empire News is a satirical website that is often found to have published such baseless reports.
Earlier this month, an 80-year-old, homeless, white-bearded man was found deceased under an overpass in San Diego, California. Nobody knew the man's name, but friends referred to him as Jessie, so investigators decided to try DNA testing with hopes that something would pop up in the nationwide DNA database. What popped up on the computer screen in the high-tech lab stunned everyone. The DNA results of 'Jessie Doe' were an exact match to the one and only, Elvis Aaron Presley.
Lab technician Robert Brensdale said he and his lab assistant, Madeline Hedgespeth, laughed when the name popped up. "We thought somebody, somewhere, somehow in the system pulled the greatest and most elaborate prank on us ever, we both laughed with hysteria for about an hour," Bresndale told Jerry Hardin of the Hollywood Word, a new entertainment publication based out of Los Angeles.
The hoax also included a statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The false report citing FBI spokesperson Philip Hunter noted that Elvis Presley wanted to lead an anonymous life. And since Elvis and President Nixon were friends, the latter put Elvis in the witness protection programme since 1977.
While the report indeed makes for a great read, the story is nothing but a figment of imagination. Had he not died at age 42 from cardiac arrhythmia on 16 August 1977, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley would have turned 80 on 8 January this year.
By August 19, 1977 all the reports and photographs of Elvis’ autopsy disappeared and have never been sighted since. Suspiciously the contents of Elvis stomach were destroyed before they could thoroughly analyzed. The lack of tissue samples makes it impossible to determine the real cause of death by means of today’s sophisticated technology. After several attempts by the media to uncover the truth Dr. Eric Muirhead (chief pathologist) and Dr Noel Florredo (present at the autopsy) admitted Elvis’s death was die to an interaction of several drugs. Speculations about Elvis's fate surfaced as far back as 1979.
That year, the country and western singer, Waylon Jennings recorded a song with lyrics that indicated, 'Elvis, may still be alive.' One such parasite is Major Bill Smith, author of 'Memphis Mystery, Requiem for Elvis'. He claims his book is based on fact! He also claims to have known Elvis intimately enough to predict, "Elvis was so distraught having to live up to his image he decided to retreat into obscurity." But the best renown 'Elvis Death Hoax" believer of these 'living a life of anonymity' rumors have been fuelled by the notorious Gail Brewer Giorgio, author of the controversial book "Is Elvis Alive?" A cassette tape, presuming interviews with Elvis - made after his death accompanies her book!
The coroner, Dr. Jerry T. Francisco, who with Dr. Eric Muirhead and Dr. Noel Florredo attended the autopsy on Presley, initial concealed the facts by attributing the cause of death to a massive heart attack. Their motive, they have since admitted, "was not to tarnish the image by a scandal of a drug habit." In recourse to the now abundant rumors, Francisco states, "if Elvis is NOT dead, he's walking around without his major organs..."
Read what the full "Autopsy Report" that reveals the true cause of death. View the doctors report, medical documents and the history behind death hoax theory that was generated by the media from rumors and conjectures. What Lisa Marie buried inside Elvis' coffin?
Within a six day period after Elvis death RCA (now BMG Music) sold over 8 million records. Among Elvis’ many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at age 36, and being named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees.
Today 30 years after his death, Elvis Presley's legacy has yet to reach saturation point. No singer in the history of music has eclipsed his popularity or his loyal fan-dom worldwide. It is unfortunate that the Elvis icon has became a caricature and the most commercial viable puppet to merchandisers. He single-handedly changed the course of modern music, created a teenage culture and made a difference to millions of peoples lives.
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