Did Elvis Presley have a twin brother?

KNOWN as the King of Rock and Roll, you will hardly find anyone in the world who does not know who Elvis Presley was.

The global superstar passed away on August 16, 2022 at the age of 42, leaving his family, friends and fans in eternal sorrow.

Did Elvis Presley have a twin brother?

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in a two-room house in a Tupelo, Mississippi.

He was the only surviving child of his parents, Gladys and Vernon, when his identical twin brother, Jesse, died.

After the death of his brother, Elvis grew up in Tupelo before his family moved to his beloved Memphis in 1948.

In the early 1950s he became Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll.

Elvis Presley was the only child of Gladys and Vernon Presley


Elvis Presley was the only child of Gladys and Vernon PresleyPhoto credit: Getty

What happened to Jesse Presley?

Unfortunately, Elvis’ identical twin brother died in childbirth.

Jesse Garon Presley (sometimes spelled Jessie) was stillborn 35 minutes before his mother, Gladys, gave birth to Elvis.

He was buried the next day in an unmarked grave in Priceville Cemetery.

Did Elvis have other siblings?

Elvis was the only child of Vernon and Gladys Presley.

His parents met at church in the 1930s.

Gladys was 21 at the time and four years older than Vernon as he was only 17.

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Because he was underage, they lied about her age to marry in 1933.

Sadly, Gladys Presley died on August 14, 1958 at the age of just 46.

The cause of death was a heart attack, and it was later discovered that one of the contributing factors was liver failure from alcohol poisoning.

After her death, Elvis said: “It broke my heart. She was always my best girl.”

At the funeral, the singer collapsed on the coffin and cried out, “Please don’t take my baby away from me! She’s not dead. She’s just sleeping.”

As his mother’s body disappeared into the ground, he said, “Goodbye, darling. I love you so much.

“I’ve lived my whole life just for you. Oh god, everything I have is gone!”

His close friends have said how he changed after Glady’s death and never really got over it.

Vernon died of a heart attack in June 1979 at the age of 63 – almost two years after his only son.

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Aila Slisco

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