He’s left the building and left DNA as well.
A Channel 4 show which attempts to sequence the DNA of historical figures from Adolf Hitler to Marilyn Monroe claims to have discovered what could have caused Elvis Presley’s early death.
DNA analysis on a hair sample thought to have come from the king of rock n’ roll, which was bought from a friend of the singer’s barber, has revealed that the Suspicious Minds singer could have suffered from a heart muscle disease.
The DNA results – analysed by Dr Stephen Kingsmore in Kansas – showed mutations, known as “variants”, which cause migraines, glaucoma and obesity.
Scientists also found a “crucial” variant known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a heart muscle disease that causes thickening of the heart and weakening of the heart muscle.
Presley displayed many of the symptoms of this disease, including an irregular heartbeat, fatigue, fainting and high blood pressure.
This could be an interesting result if not for one minor flaw in their research. They’re not even sure that the DNA they have is actually Elvis’. They feel confident it’s Elvis’ hair but they can’t prove it.
As of now, the cause of Elvis’ death is said to have been a heart attack, most likely due to an overdose of prescription pills.