Elvis Presley: Died of chronic constipation, informs longtime doc-friend
We all knew Elvis Presley died in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat, possibly brought on by drug dependency, obesity and a weak heart. At least, it has been widely reported.
However, the music legend's longtime friend and physician, Dr. George "Nick" Nichopoulos, has put pen to paper for the first time and revealed his belief that it was chronic constipation that actually killed the King of Rock and Roll.
"After he died we weren't sure (of the exact cause of death) so I continued to do some research and I had some doctors call me from different places and different med schools that were doing research on constipation and different problems you can get into with it. I just want to get the story straight " it all made sense with the new research that was done," the now retired Memphis M.D told Pop Tarts.
"Dr. Nick" was by Presley's side for the last twelve years of his life and tried to resuscitate him the day he died.
He recently released the book "The King and Dr. Nick" about his time with The King, and his theory on the death that shocked America.