Today (August 16th) marks the 41st anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Elvis died of a heart attack on August 16th, 1977 at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42-years-old. Thousands of fans have been gathered all week long at Elvis' Graceland mansion for the annual "Elvis Week" celebrating the life and times of "King Of Rock N' Roll" who would now be 83-years-old.

Just released is Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone, a collection featuring "newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocal contributions from music legends who'd performed on-stage and/or in-the-studio with Elvis. It also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the album's title track and spiritual touchstone."

Back in April, the eagerly awaited HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher premiered on April 14th on HBO, including never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide. The doc was directed by Bruce Springsteen's longtime filmmaker, Thom Zimny and produced by Springsteen's manager Jon Landau, Priscilla Presley, and original "Memphis Mafia" member Jerry Schilling, who now serves as the president of the Beach Boys' Brother Records' Inc.

2016 saw the release of the Way Down In The Jungle Room collection, which compiled Elvis' final recording sessions. "The King" had temporarily transformed his legendary Graceland den -- dubbed the "Jungle Room" -- into a state of the art recording studio, and it was there over two sets of sessions in February and October 1976, that he recorded his final studio masters for RCA. The sessions featured the members of his longtime touring band -- including guitarist James Burton, drummer Ronnie Tutt, keyboardists Glenn D. Hardin and David Briggs, bassists Jerry Scheff and Norbert Putnam, along with backing vocals by J.D.. Sumner & The Stamps. The original masters found their way onto Elvis' two final albums, 1976's From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee and 1977's Moody Blue. Highlights from the sessions include: "Moody Blue," "Way Down," "Hurt," "Pledging My Love," "She Thinks I Still Care," "It's Easy For You," "Danny Boy," "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," and "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall," among others.

In 2010, Elvis's personal physician Dr. George Nichopoulos -- infamously known world wide as "Dr. Nick" -- published his memoirs about his decade over-prescribing drugs to Elvis in the memoir, The King And Dr. Nick. In 1980, Nichopoulos, who died in 2016 -- and over the years has been rated no better than a dope dealer by Elvis' family, friends, and legion of fans -- was indicted on 14 counts of over-prescribing drugs to Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as 12 other patients. According to court records, in 1977 -- the year Elvis died at age 42 -- Nichopoulos had prescribed over 10,000 doses of amphetamines, barbiturates, narcotics, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, laxatives, and hormones for Elvis.

In an interview with The Daily Mail, Nichopoulos revealed that Elvis was suffering from, "arthritis, gout, a fatty liver, an enlarged heart, migraines, constipation, and a colon swollen to twice its normal size." Elvis was also reportedly battling glaucoma -- pressure on the eyeball -- as well as hepatitis, an enlarged liver, and Cushing's Syndrome -- a hormonal disease that causes bloating -- which was most likely was attributed to the herculean doses of hard dope he took on a daily basis.

"Dr. Nick" went to great lengths over the years to dodge the blame of "The King's" death by stressing that the majority of Elvis' drugs were gotten from sources other than him -- especially the drugs that were found in his system post-mortem: "My recollection is that there were four drugs found that I had prescribed out of the 12, 13, or 14 that were found in his body. And the others came from who knows where; they may have been from other doctors or other friends."

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