I fear peo­ple will for­get about Elvis

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Priscilla Pres­ley:

Priscilla Pres­ley fears peo­ple will for­get about her ex-hus­band Elvis. The 71-year-old ac­tress was mar­ried to the iconic mu­si­cian from 1967 un­til 1973 and she feels re­spon­si­ble for en­sur­ing that Elvis’“legacy” lives on. She shared: “My fear is that peo­ple will for­get about Elvis. I feel a re­spon­si­bil­ity for keep­ing his legacy alive. You’ll never see his sort of star­dom again. “He was so au­then­tic and, in lots of ways, in­no­cent. What you saw was what you got.” Priscilla first met the ‘Heart­break Ho­tel’ hit­maker dur­ing her teens and she ad­mit­ted it was a life-defin­ing mo­ment for her, even though their mar­riage did not work out. She ex­plained: “Meet­ing Elvis when I was 14 changed the course of my life. Sure, that was young, but he left Ger­many [where they had met] to re­turn to the US not long after. “We stayed in touch for two years be­fore we saw each other again. He was a gen­tle­man in all ways while we courted.” The Grammy Award-win­ning star died in 1977 in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee, at the age of 42. And Priscilla admits he would have strug­gled to cope with his level of fame were he alive in the 21st cen­tury. She told the Guardian news­pa­per: “Elvis would have found mod­ern times dif­fi­cult. He was an in­tensely pri­vate man who was quite pro­tected by his inner cir­cle. “The way he lived then wouldn’t be pos­si­ble in 2016. Our lives whether you’re fa­mous or not - are so pub­lic now.”

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