|Above, the Jungle Room, where Elvis Presley's final recording sessions took place. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
During a tour promoting the HBO documentary, "Elvis Presley: The Searcher", his ex-wife Priscilla Presley opened up about The King's final years.
According to an article in Rare Country:
Elvis Presley may have passed away more than 40 years ago, but the life that he lived continues to fascinate people across the globe.
As fans know, during his final years, Elvis was deeply addicted to prescription drugs. His ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, is now opening up about the unfortunate addiction that sadly led to the late musical icon’s tragic death in 1977.
According to Fox News, Priscilla, who helped produce a documentary that honors the King called “Elvis Presley: The Searcher,” spoke about her ex-husband’s issue with substance abuse during the movie’s debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on March 14.
“It was difficult for all of us. We certainly didn’t see it coming,” she explained of Elvis’ unfortunate passing at the age of 42. “But we certainly saw the journey he was taking.”
The documentary premieres on HBO on April 14. It chronicles Presley's early childhood through to his final recording session that was held in the Jungle Room at Graceland.
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