Because of the controversy surrounding the autopsy as well as a few other questionable circumstances, some people believe that Elvis Presley is still alive or at least, that he didn't actually die in 1977. In 2017, Graceland celebrated the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death with a special Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee which was the first Elvis Week since the opening of Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex and The Guest House at Graceland hotel near the Mansion.I wanted to write an answer since the others seem a little off, besides the top answer (although I don't fully agree with it, so I'll explain).
After all, the autopsy did show he had developed atheromas (deposits which restrict blood flow), and his health wasn't exactly top notch.Forty years later, we look at the events surrounding Elvis's untimely passing and how his legacy lives on. All that was once good about the person now becomes bad. How the cause of death changed from heart attack to prescription drug poisoning typifies the pattern of a celebrity’s fall from grace.