Elvis Presley’s former fiancee Ginger Alden was doubly saddened on August 16, the 38th anniversary of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley’s death. Alden’s husband Ron Leyser died suddenly of what is believed to be a sudden heart attack according to a Facebook post from Ginger’s sister Rosemary Alden Starkey on Monday evening, August 17. Haunting Ginger Alden for nearly four decades, the death of her great love Elvis Presley still weighs heavily on her mind every year on August 16. Now the tragic day will hold even more painful memories for Ginger.
“I have some very very tragic and devastating news,” Rosemary Alden Starkey, sister of Ginger Alden Leyser posted on Facebook Monday evening. “Ginger’s husband Ron passed away late evening of August 16th. We are all still in shock over his untimely passing. Please keep Ginger and her son Hunter and The Leyser Family as well as our Family in your thoughts and prayers. I am really at a loss for words as it has been so very traumatic. Thank you all.”
Elvis death was already weighing on Alden’s mind, two days before the anniversary Ginger shared a very touching and heartfelt tribute to the late King via Facebook. Ginger wrote,“On the 16th, we will remember and honor a man who changed many lives and for me and my family personally, it was a blessing to get to know him, love him and be a part of his life,” wrote Alden. “We remember many beautiful times, he brought such happiness to so many and although his time here with us was not long, he gave so very much of himself, loved his fans dearly and he would be so happy to see such support and love for him still. May God bless all of you with much peace, love, and new friendships made through Elvis, TLC, Ginger.”
On the final day of Elvis life, he was hours away from a scheduled flight out of Memphis to begin another tour. Ginger Alden discovered Presley unresponsive on his bathroom floor. Attempts to revive him failed, and death was officially pronounced at 3:30 pm at Baptist Memorial Hospital. A day that rocked millions of Elvis fan’s lives worldwide. As time passed Alden moved on and in 1990 married Leyser, a graduate of Syracuse University Law School. On July 29 0f this year Ginger shared Happy Birthday wishes to Ron Leyser via Facebook, posting, “Beautiful birthday wishes to my husband, Ron! Hunter and I love you, very, very much!”
What are the odds that Ginger Alden lost both of her great loves, Elvis Presley and Ron Leyser on August, 16, 38-years apart? Our condolences go out to Ginger Alden and her family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Ron Leyser.