Elvis Presley, also known as The King of Rock and Roll, was born under a lucky star in January 1935. He gave the world classical hit singles such as Pretty Woman and Love Me Tender before dying at the age of 42 in 1977.
For many decades Elvis’ premature death has been blamed on drug overdose, obesity, over-eating, and even his doctor. However, new DNA results show that the late singer’s life was destined to end at an early age. A friend of Presley’s barbers sold locks of the singer’s hair for $2000. Dr. Stephen Kingsmore used these locks in order to spend 3 months conducting DNA tests at the Centre for Paediatric Genomic Medicine and was shocked by the results. The analysis of the hair showed that Elvis actually had a heart disease called hypertophic cardiomyopathy. The presence of this DNA flaw means that The King could have died young even without any other health or drug related problems.
Furthermore, the late singer reportedly showed signs of the heart disease during the final years of his life, among which were fainting and an irregular heartbeat.