1935 – 1977 (42)Elvis Presley was an American singer, musician, actor, and a cultural icon of the 20th century. Presley is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll.”Presley is said to have had a history of sleep issues dating back to his childhood. These issues intensified after his mother passed and after he was drafted to the army in 1957. By 1967, Presley was taking both uppers and downers—amphetamines prior to his shows and tranquilizers afterwards.
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. He was suffering from many health ailments at the time and is said to have passed from a heart attack made worse by his long history with substance abuse.
While it is unknown whether Elvis Presley ever checked into a rehabilitation centre, he was hospitalized several times for health complications tied to his frequent drug use.