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Elvis Presley’s controversial doctor dies at 88

Dr. George Nichopoulos, Elvis Presley’s controversial doctor, died on Wednesday (24Feb16), aged 88.
The physician served as the music icon’s personal physician for 11 years before Presley’s died from heart disease in 1977.
Nichopoulos, who was dubbed The Man Who Killed Elvis after the superstar’s death, was indicted on 14 counts of over-supplying drugs to the Suspicious Minds singer and a host of other rockers, including Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners later suspended and ultimately revoked his medical license after the ruling, but in 1981, a jury acquitted Nichopoulos of criminal charges of indiscriminately and negligently prescribing drugs to Presley.
In his 2009 tell-all book, Nichopoulos contended that Presley was riddled with ailments including glaucoma, arthritis, a fatty liver, and an enlarged heart at the end of his life, and insisted all the medications he prescribed to The King were “necessities”.

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