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Elvis Presley’s stepbrother says the rock legend overdosed on purpose

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Nearly 40 years after his death, the swirl of controversy surrounding ‘The King of Rock and Roll’ continues as Elvis Presley’s stepbrother, David E. Stanley, says the rock legend overdosed on purpose, The NY Daily News reports.

In his new book, titled “My  Brother Elvis,” Stanley writes that he last saw Presley on Aug. 14, 1977 – where Elvis told him he was going away for a few days and would see him again “on a higher plane.”

Stanley writes that Presley “done this on purpose.”

In what Stanley describes as “dark period” leading up to Elvis’ death, he remembers having to take care of Elvis, helping him to the bathroom and assisting him with eating. On the day he died, Stanley went to his house and found pills and syringes around The King’s lifeless body.

“My Brother Elvis” comes out Aug. 16, 39 years after his death.

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