Priscilla Presley Reveals Her Final Conversation With Elvis Before His Sudden Death

Priscilla Presley opened up about her final conversation with Elvis, which took place days before his untimely death.

Elvis died, aged 42, of a heart attack at his home on August 16, 1977, before he was due to fly out to Memphis to start a new tour, which Priscilla revealed he had been excited about.


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His former wife opened up on The Jonathan Ross Show: “We talked, in fact we talked a few days before he passed, which was very hard. I was asking if he was OK and if he was excited about going on tour and he was.”

She admitted: “He loved work but he was dealing with a lot of issues, decisions that he had to make, so it wasn’t easy.”

The television presenter asked if she had concerns from him, to which she replied: “I did but Elvis was, he felt he was OK. He wasn’t someone who you could just say: ‘You need to really take care of yourself.’”

“It was hard for anyone to do anything because ultimately it was his decision and he felt he was fine.”


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The couple were the definition of ‘love’s young dream’, as they met in 1959 when Priscilla was only 14 years old and Elvis was 24, they got married nearly eight years later.

Sadly, they divorced four years before the King’s death, but she revealed that hearing about his death was “absolutely devastating”.

She added: “Still, to this day, it’s hard to believe.”


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Priscilla was joined on the ITV show by Elvis Costello, who also spoke about his memories of the Jailhouse Rock singer, before playing a special rendition of one of his greatest hits on Presley’s personal guitar from 1956.

The Jonathan Ross Show will air on ITV1 at 10.25pm on Saturday 31st October. You don’t want to miss it!