Cybill Shepherd's Elvis haunting

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 July 2008

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd says she is being haunted by ex-love Elvis Presley.

The actress wishes she had done more to help the late music legend as his life descended into binge eating and depression before his untimely death at the age of 42.

She said: "I don't feel him in a way that I feel I have to call ghostbusters, but I've been haunted by Elvis in the sense that when I knew him, he was very sweet but also seriously into drugs."

Cybill dated Elvis in the early 70s but was unable to cope with his self-destructive tendencies and eventually left him for film director Peter Bogdanovich.

She added to TV Guide magazine: "I've been haunted by wishing he could have lived longer because I'm from Memphis and I've had the fame thing, too. Maybe I could have helped him."

Elvis died in 1977 from a suspected heart attack as he sat on the toilet.

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