Some fans still aren’t quite sure if Presley died of a heart attack due to drug abuse or an underlying illness on the eve of Elvis Presley’s 86th birthday.
In her latest novel, Elvis Doomed to Die Soon, author Sally Hoedel has extensively investigated and discovered new evidence that point to the possibility that Presley possibly had a genetic disorder that led to his early death at age 42.
I wrote this book because I really think this is a story that Elvis would want to know,”I wrote this book because I truly believe this is a story Elvis would want known,” “He had to be a strong American man as long as he lived, and he hid his pain and the weaknesses of his body.”
She added, “Yet he always knew he was just like everyone else: human,” “I think it would be OK for him if everyone understood now how human he was. He struggled, but he tried. My only hope for this labor of love is that it makes someone stop and think a little differently about Elvis. He deserved it.”
Did Elvis Presley from his mother’s side of the family have a genetic predisposition?
Hoedel investigated the mother of Presley, Gladys, and how some of the answers could be held by the family tree. “There are a number of things that will forever remain unknown when it comes to the health of Gladys and Elvis,” she told Nigel Patterson on the Elvis Knowledge Network.
“For example, how many miscarriages did Gladys have?” she wondered. That is not a topic that has ever been explored in the decades in which she has lived.
It is still uncertain precisely what the heart disorder was that affected all of the Smiths, and eventually Elvis. What we do know is that there was a significant inherited liver/lung disease.
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We know that Elvis was a courier for it, and somewhere it had to come from.
You can understand not only the death of Gladys, but the long illness of Gladys’ mother, if you trace it back in the family tree.
The tree of the family will tell the whole story,
Hoedel also investigated the health issues faced by Presley’s grandmother, Doll Smith. “It was believed that Doll Smith suffered from tuberculosis for over thirty years,” she said. “Again, this is something that doesn’t make sense, but it was passed down in the family tree and then in the recorded Elvis story.”
“This book explains how this tuberculosis was most definitely a misdiagnosis in the early 1900s,” she noted. “From there, with the marriage of the first cousin, we can see that Gladys most likely inherited two damaged genes and a more serious version of the disease.”
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Hoedel said that in 1958, the hepatitis of Gladys Presley was a mystery to doctors. “By researching this lung/liver condition that was genetically present, it explains why it was a mystery to doctors and allows us to really understand for the first time what was going on with Gladys,” she explained.
“Of course, we can then look for such cases in Elvis as well, since he was a known carrier. It’s really fascinating how it connects through the generations with obvious evidence along the way.”