Music History

Did Elvis Die of Natural Causes?

As we all know, The King died on the toilet (“straining at stool,” was I believe the phrase in the coroner’s report).  Up until now, it’s been accepted that Elvis died as the result of some, er, unhealthy lifestyle choices.  A man can only have so many fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches without the ventricles saying “I quit!”

Or maybe that wasn’t it at all.  A new investigation suggests that the actual cause of death was hypertropic cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens the heart muscle.

How did this specialist in Kansas City come to this conclusion?  Go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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