#2 Elvis Presley
Born: January 8th, 1935
Died: August 16th, 1977
Age at death: 42
Cause of death: Heart attack
There have been conflicting reports on the cause of Elvis Presley’s death, but many experts concluded that the King of Rock and Roll died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his drug misuse.
On the evening of August 16th, 1977, the King of Rock and Roll was scheduled to fly out of Memphis to begin another tour. But that afternoon, his fiancée Ginger Alden found him unresponsive on a bathroom floor. According to Alden’s eyewitness account, the singer “looked as if his entire body had completely frozen in a seated position while using the toilet and then had fallen forward, in that fixed position, directly in front of it.”
Medical responders attempted to revive him several times but all failed. His death was officially pronounced the next day at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.