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It’s a sentimental Bible to him.” But he added: “You can tell when a Bible’s been read and this Bible has never been read.” One hand-written inscription in block capitals on the last page of the book shows that “mama” was buried on August 14th, 1958, in Forest Hill Cemetery on Highway 51.Below it, in large blue handwriting, the rock’n’roll star has added: “I love ya mama – Elvis Presley 59.” Mr Smith, who grew up in Florida but later moved to Lincolnshire, has been collecting Bibles since 1977, following in the footsteps of his late father.Nichopoulos, had prescribed a phenomenal amount of drugs for Presley—more than 5,000 narcotics capsules and pills alone—in the seven months before he died.On the stand, Nichopoulos confirmed for the first time that Elvis had indeed been a drug addict.David Smith, a Baptist minister who is displaying the Bible at the annual International Christian Resources Exhibition this week, said: “It was evidently important to Elvis, he had a Bible in every room in his house. “I had seen some and chased some but never acquired one.He had six and that’s a lot for the average family.
New York Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Michael Baden agreed: “A street addict could not possibly take that amount of drugs and survive.” Actress Linda (Hee Haw) Thompson, who lived with Elvis for years after his 1973 divorce from wife Priscilla, says he had been abusing prescription drugs since the 1950s.
After a six-month investigation, Memphis-born ABC News producer Charles Thompson has also come to the conclusion that only drugs could have killed Presley.
“He had in his system enough narcotics to kill almost anybody,” says Thompson, who somehow wangled a copy of the toxicologist’s report.
His Museum of the Book, on public display at the CRE in Sandown Park until Friday and open by appointment in east London the rest of the year, also includes a Bible that Albert Pierrepoint, Britain’s official executioner until 1956, carried at every hanging he attended.
Mr Smith also owns a fragment of a 1455 Gutenberg Bible and a complete first edition of the King James Version, but said that his favourite is a copy of the central text of Christianity that belonged to the anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce.
Fueled by new information and theories unearthed by journalistic and official investigations, the mystery of Elvis’ death is today deeper than ever.