Lisa Marie had a magical childhood at Graceland, filled with luxuries most children can only dream of. She also had a father who adored her and lavished her with love. But even among the pony-riding and late night golfcart rides, the little girl was aware something was wrong. Elvis daughter described trying to catch him when he collapsed on more than one occasion and begging him, “You’re not going to die are you?”
Lisa Marie was her daddy’s little girl and recalled: “He was very protective, very adoring, very watchful. I knew that I was loved, there was no question about that. It’s not easy to come by, obviously, but it was very apparent to me. And it was very mutual.”
But she could also sense that her beloved father was in trouble: “I actually said to him, ‘Please, you’re not going to die are you? Don’t die.’ I didn’t know then what was going on. I wish I had. I didn’t have any clue what was happening. I just thought he’s not happy. ‘(I thought) My God what is going on?'”
And she described some disturbing signs.
Lisa Marie said: “I remember seeing his stomach and (being) worried to death over that.
“There were several times where I’d get worried and go check on him and find him in these bad states.
“Out of nowhere he’d just start falling and I’d have to go run and catch him and he was about 6’2 and quite heavy and I’m holding him up.
“It was just starting to become too common. He was not too happy. He was in such an ivory tower and so untouchable and so alienated.”
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Lisa Marie said: “It was August 16th, at 4am. I was supposed to be asleep, actually. He found me and (told me) ‘Go to bed.” I said ‘Ok” I think he kissed me again and then I ran off.
“He came in and kissed me good night after that. That was the last time I saw him alive.
“His body was in the house for three days and there was something oddly comforting about that which made in not necessarily real for me. I stayed in there with it almost the whole time.”
Elvis was buried on August 18, 1977.
Published at Thu, 03 Sep 2020 00:23:33 +0000