Elvis Presley’s Final Love Writes Tell-All Book
The woman who found Elvis Presley dead on his bathroom floor is writing a tell-all book about her final days with the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
Ginger Alden, who was Presley's fiancée when he died on Aug. 16, 1977, will chronicle her relationship with him in a memoir, Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story, which is slated to be published on Aug. 5 by the Penguin Group's Berkley Books, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the book, Alden promises to "set the record straight" about their relationship and offer insight into his interest in Eastern religions, how he dealt with fame, and his personal life with his family and lovers. In a promotional quote for the book posted on Amazon.com, Alden writes, "Elvis, you and I know the truth and unfortunately you're not here to set the record straight. With this book, I will try to..."
The book's cover sports a photo of the model/actress wearing a fur coat with Elvis by her side, sporting a black jacket with a purple scarf and holding his trademark TCB shades.
In a 2002 interview with the fan magazine Essential Elvis, Alden revealed that she first met Presley when she was just 5 years old. She accompanied her sister Terry, then the reigning Miss Tennessee, to meet Presley. After that first meeting, Alden attempted to attend every Presley concert she could.
In the same interview, Alden recounts how Presley proposed to her on Jan. 26, 1977 at Graceland. "I was called into his bathroom where Elvis then said many beautiful things ending his proposal with, 'I never thought that I would find it in my own backyard, I'm asking you, will you marry me?' I was so happy as he presented a green velvet box, opened it and placed a very large and beautiful diamond ring on my finger," Alden recalled.
Alden also talked about the proposal in the video interview below.