Elvis Presley: El Fin.
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The beginning of the end for Elvis was when his marriage fell apart in the early 70s. Both he and Priscilla had affairs, and became more and more distant until finally filing for divorce in 1972.
Months later, when he was attacked by four fans onstage, he thought obsessively about it, imagining that they had been sent by Priscilla’s lover to kill him. He began using large doses of prescription drugs to calm down, and overdosed multiple times. His friends and those who worked with him worried: he was obviously deteriorating both physically and mentally.
He recorded a few more records and attempted to keep up with his concert commitments, but was sometimes barely able to move onstage, or even leave his hotel room due to the effects of the drugs. He gained weight and his health problems were exacerbated by the side effects of his many prescriptions.
He was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor in his mansion on August 16th, 1977, and declared dead after attempts to revive him failed. He was 42 years old.
80,000 people attended his funeral in Memphis, and his mansion, Graceland, is still one of the most visited tourist attractions in the USA.
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