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|HE KNEW THE END WAS NEAR, SAYS STANLEY
June 26, 2016 - Various / Elvis Express Radio
|Nearly 40 years after Elvis Presley's death, a new tell-all about his life and times alleges that the King of Rock and Roll deliberately overdosed on pills.
It's called "My Brother Elvis," and it's bound to leave fans all shook up.
The book's author, David E. Stanley, became Presley's step-brother in 1960 when his mom married The King of Rock and Roll's widowed father, Vernon Presley.
In it, Stanley, who was 20 years younger than Elvis and moved into Graceland when he was 4 years old, delves deeply and darkly into Presley's demise.
Stanley, who also worked for Elvis, writes that he last saw Presley on Aug. 14, 1977 — at which time The King told him that he was going away for a few days, but when they next
met up, he would be "on a higher plane." Presley was found dead in his Memphis mansion two days later.
Stanley writes that Presley had "done this on purpose" and recalls wondering why.
According to Stanley, paramedics, family and aides were called to Graceland when Presley died, and they found pills and syringes surrounding The King's lifeless body. He quickly
started shoving the damning evidence into his pockets before police arrived.
Stanley describes a very dark period leading up Elvis' final days when the singer was on so many prescription pills that his inner circle would stand watch around the clock to help
him get to the bathroom. According to Stanley, Elvis frequently couldn't make the trip, which meant the vigil would turn into a cleanup session.
He also recalls Presley falling asleep at the dinner table leaving him and others to "reach inside his mouth and remove the food."
My Brother Elvis is the rawest, most personal and hard hitting of Stanley's several books on Elvis (each one seeming to find more hard hitting "stories" in order to get media or
mainly TABLOID interest), the author has been involved in other books focusing on his famous stepbrother including: The Elvis Encyclopedia; Elvis, We Love You Tender; Raised
On Rock; Restoring My Father's Honor; and Conversations With The King: Journals Of A Young Apprentice.
Stanley has also launched Impello Entertainment, a multi-faceted umbrella organization for all his "Elvis and David" related intellectual projects, including his books and films.
Films like 'Protecting The King', which he wrote, produced and directed, which is considered to be one of the worst Elvis bio's ever made. David Stanley is now currently producing,
his next movie, along with Academy Award winning producer Gene Kirkwood (Rocky, The Pope of Greenwich Village), preliminarily titled Growing Up Graceland?
Stanley says that after Elvis died, Vernon gave him his final paycheck for working with Elvis and said, "Take care of yourself." The two spoke only a couple of times before he, too,
died a year and a half later.
E.E.R ADDS: Why after 39 years, several books and story after story, David Stanley feels the need to further drag Elvis' memory through the mud by telling tales about his toiletry
habits is a mystery. Why anyone would reveal such sick stories about someone they claim to love so deeply is beyond me. I would NEVER consider betraying a loved one's privacy
regarding such embarrassing issues, and I am sure none of you would either?
But then again, when you keep writing books on the same subject, I guess you need to sell more and more crap that does not ever need to be made public in order for you to
continue to make money from the same subject matter, in this case, the authors much loved step Brother.
One thing Stanley mentions is that by the end of his life, Elvis needed to be watched 24 hours a day in order to help him get to the toilet etc? If this claim is true, how is that Elvis
ended up dying all alone on his bathroom floor after possibly suffering for hours before his life slipped away. Where were they if Stanley's claims are true? By this point, it was
pretty well clear to all around Elvis that Ginger was not able or willing to keep watch, so what is the truth David? He was either on watch or he wasn't.
Surely, if Elvis was as bad as David Stanley says in this latest (of several) books, then a care plan which is what Stanley is saying was in place would have had someone keeping
watch if Elvis needed assistance? But there was not, or is it that you have fabricated/expanded the details so you can cash in once AGAIN.
"My Brother Elvis" comes out on Aug. 16 to coincide with the 39th anniversary of Presley's death.