August 16th, 1977
Elvis Presley was found dead lying on the floor in his bathroom by his girlfriend Ginger Alden, he had been seated on the toilet reading 'The Scientific Search For Jesus'. He died of heart failure at the age of 42.
Ah the infamous or famous Elvis Presley death. Myself, I was never a fan of him. I know his place in music and understand the influence he had. But just never got into the music. I did enjoy the Million Dollar Quartet play/musical that I saw a bit ago. Indianapolis takes credit as being his last live appearance too so that's cool. There's even some plaque for him on the corner of Market Street, where Market Square Arena used to sit. I was working downtown at the time they unveiled it, and people left peanut butter sandwiches there as that was his sandwich to eat.