Late rocker Elvis Presley’s wife Priscilla Presley fears people will forget about him.
The 71-year-old actress was married to the iconic musician from 1967 until 1973. She feels responsible for ensuring that Elvis’ legacy lives on.
“My fear is that people will forget about Elvis. I feel a responsibility for keeping his legacy alive. You’ll never see his sort of stardom again,” Priscilla told theguardian.com.
“He was so authentic and, in lots of ways, innocent. What you saw was what you got,” she added.
Priscilla first met the “Can’t help falling in love” hitmaker during her teens and she admitted it was a life-defining moment for her, even though their marriage did not work out.
The Grammy Award-winning star died in 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 42. And Priscilla admits he would have struggled to cope with his level of fame were he alive in the 21st century.
“Elvis would have found modern times difficult. He was an intensely private man who was quite protected by his inner circle. The way he lived then wouldn’t be possible in 2016. Our lives, whether you’re famous or not, are so public now,” Priscilla said.