In two separate interviews, Billy Smith and Marty Lacker each spoke of the faking of Elvis’ death….once regarding Elvis’ plan to do so and once recounting that it was actually done. These two interviews were done years apart.
Before I write one more word, I want it clearly understood that after the interview in the British publication THE PEOPLE, they have said “It was just a joke.” Below you will see this news article about the interview with both of them.
Please don’t take everything they said in this THE PEOPLE interview too literally. My main purpose in sharing the things they said is to highlight the fact that they did tell basically the same story in their interview in Alanna Nash’s book…excerpts shown further in this page.
Following the THE PEOPLE interview, you will see that they had also included their accounts of how Elvis was planning to fake his death and had discussed it with them…this when they worked with Alanna Nash on the book Elvis Aaron Presley…Revelations From The Memphis Mafia. This book was published in 1995.
Here we have THE PEOPLE article:
You may right click on the below copies of the article to open the images in a new tab where you may use the magnifier to open in large print for easier reading.
Front cover of Nash’s book:
Marty Lacker in the above book:
The above is Marty Lacker cont’d
Below is Billy Smith in the above book:
Billy Smith continued below: