Elvis Presley Analytical Essay by RightRiters

Elvis Presley
A debate on whether Elvis Presley really died in 1977 or is still alive today.
# 23137 | 789 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 01, 2003 in Film (Artist) , Music Studies (Contemporary)

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This paper examines how despite the many accounts detailing the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, speculation is still rife about whether "The King" really died. It discusses how many people believe that Elvis Presley faked his own death and lives a considerably quieter, simpler existence today. It explores the evidence proffered by supporters in doubting the plausibility of Elvis Presley's death by looking at circumstances surrounding Elvis's death and burial, the circumstances leading up to his death and the events that occurred immediately after his death. It concludes that if one looks at the events before and after his "accidental death," in conjunction with Elvis' strange behavior in the weeks leading up to it, it does seem plausible that Elvis's death is a sham and he continues to walk amongst us.

From the Paper:

"Then there is the inordinate weight gain. Upon death, Elvis was reported to weigh 250 pounds. But, when the pallbearers carried the coffin, it weighed 900 pounds. The "Wax Body" theory currently circulating posits the possibility that a wax body was made in the likeness of Elvis and put in the coffin. The extra weight of the coffin is a result of an air-conditioning unit installed in the coffin to keep the wax body from melting. This theory does provide an explanation for all the little discrepancies aforementioned. Then there are the discrepancies in the death certificate. A different weight figure is noted on the death certificate. It has Elvis down as 170 pounds instead of the 250 pounds Elvis is known to have weighed. In life, Elvis's vanity was renowned."

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