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Elvis and Ginger Memoir - Ginger Alden Was Only 20 When Elvis Proposed, Video Interview

By Staff
Sep 4, 2014
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Elvis Presley's fiancée at the time of his death was Ginger Alden and she describes the final days with him in new a memoir titled "Elvis and Ginger."

The book is written by Ginger Alden, she was engaged to Elvis and found him on the day he died and gives several details about the King of Rock and Roll during their relationship.

Elvis Presley died of a heart attack on August 16, 1977 and Ginger reveals that Presley wasn't as overweight as some thought when he died, adding that she "thought he was a handsome man; he just wasn't 20 anymore."

She writes at the start of the book, "Elvis, you and I know the truth and unfortunately you’re not here to set the record straight. With this book, I will try to…"

The tease for then book concludes:

"Above it all, Alden rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the enduring myth, a superstar worshipped by millions, and loved by Ginger Alden."

More bullet points from the NBC interview from the NBC Today Show are here..

Watch the video below.

From NBC Today:

Elvis proposed to Alden on Jan. 26, 1977 in his favorite room at Graceland: the palatial master bathroom. It "was his sanctuary," Alden recalled. "(He) seated me in a chair and said many beautiful words to me and asked me to marry him."

On the night Elvis died in August 1977, he had taken two "sleep packets" — medications his doctors prescribed for his chronic insomnia. Alden is unsure what those packets contained or whether the drugs played a role in the singer's death (officially ruled to have been caused by a heart attack). "Sometimes (the doctors) had given Elvis placebos, because he had a dependency on sleep medication," Alden said.

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