The Death Of Elvis Presley - Last Hours
Elvis Death August 16, 1977
12:00 midnight: Elvis and his girlfriend Ginger Alden return to Graceland after a 10:30 pm dentist's appointment with Dr. Hofman.
2:30 am: Elvis calls his doctor to ask for painkillers, supposedly for the tooth pain he was enduring due to his earlier trip to the dentist. Ricky Stanley, Elvis' stepbrother, picks up six Dilaudid pills for Elvis from the all-night pharmacy at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
4:00 am: Elvis gets his first cousin Billy Smith and wife, Jo, up from bed so that they can play a game of racquetball with him. Presley, as anticipated, plays the game while barely moving.
4:30 am: Elvis sits at his piano and performs two unidentified gospel numbers and the song "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain."
5:00 am: Elvis and Ginger go up to Elvis' bedroom. He takes a package of pills put together by his doctor for twice-daily use.
7:00 am: Elvis takes a second package of pills.
8:00 am: Unable to sleep, Elvis has his Aunt Delta Mae Biggs bring him a third package of pills.
9:30 am: Elvis heads for the bathroom carrying the book, Frank Adams' The Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus. While on his way, Ginger calls out "Don't fall asleep in there." "Okay, I won't," are Elvis' last words.
1:30 pm: Ginger gets no reply when she knocks on the bathroom door. She then enters and finds Elvis' motionless body on the floor in front of the toilet. She frantically calls out for Elvis' associates Al Strada and Joe Esposito, who quickly arrive and call an ambulance.
2:56 pm: Elvis Presley arrives via ambulance to the Baptist Medical Center in Memphis.
3:30 pm: Elvis pronounced dead. - Elvis Presley Death
4:00 pm: On the steps of Graceland, Elvis' father Vernon Presley tells the gathered reporters: "My son is dead."