Elvis biographer claims legendary singer was destined to die early due to family history of INCEST!
Elvis Presley was one of the greatest ever to touch the mic and his early death left his ardent fans completely devastated. A biography on the rock n roll icon penned by Sally Hoedel has claimed that the crooner was destined to die young. The biographer argued that the singer's early death was inevitable.
Sally Hoedel in her book on Elvis Presley stated that the singer’s death was due to his genetic defects caused by incest in his family tree. The book claims that he got the defective genes from his maternal grandparents, who married despite being first cousins. Elvis died of a heart attack at the age of 42. The ‘Jailhouse Rock’ star was discovered in an unresponsive state on the bathroom floor of his Graceland mansion.
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Was Elvis Presley destined to die young?
Sally Hoedel shed a few shocking details to The Sun revealing that the faulty genes of the singer were one of the main factors behind his various health issues which he in turn treated with a cocktail of prescription drugs. ”That first cousin marriage obviously causes a lot of issues," said Hoedel adding, “Elvis' mom Gladys died very young at 46 and she had three brothers who all died at similar ages from heart and lung-related issues.”
Hoedel further shared, “So, it stops being a coincidence by the time it gets to Elvis because there's so much going on in that family tree.”
Sally Hoedel argued that a lot of clues to Elvis' death lay in his mother who died almost 19 years to the day before her son's. The singer’s mother’s health declined rapidly in her 40s. She reportedly developed a substance abuse problem dying as an alcoholic on August 14, 1958. “Gladys has always been painted as this woman whose son became famous, bought her a big house and she just struggled to deal with it all and essentially died of a broken heart”, said Hoedel
She added, “But that's not how it works. I think Elvis and Vernon [Elvis' father] both knew who knew how sick she was before he left for the army.” Hoedel claims Elvis’ mother's death was mostly due to Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder that damages the lung and liver and leads to other health complications.
Elvis' maternal grandparents too suffered genetic defected diseases
Elvis’ maternal grandmother, Doll Mansell, suffered from a decades-long battle with tuberculosis but Sally Hoedel claimed that it might be a misdiagnosis and she too might have suffered from a genetic defect that might have passed down exacerbated by her marriage to her first cousin.
“Again, something that doesn't make sense, but continued to be passed down the family tree and then throughout recorded Elvis history as well”, said Hoedel, adding, “This book explains how that Tuberculosis was most certainly a misdiagnosis in the early 1900s. From there, with the first-cousin marriage, we can see that Gladys most likely inherited two damaged genes and a more serious version of the disease.”