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Dead Elvis 2012


Elvis in Krakow Poland 2006 – foto Smith

Elvis Presley was 77 yesterday. That means I’m 2 months shy of 66. Think I’m doing much better than he is, except financially, and name recognition of course. Although who knows; maybe it’s much nicer on the other side. But is Elvis Elvis on the other side, or just an anonymous energy flow? At least Smith is still Smith on this side, however good or bad that may be.

Elvis is 77 and he died in 77. Alive 42 years, dead 35 years, makes around 55 million dollars each year he’s dead. Smith’s alive nigh 66 years, dead zero years, makes around $55 million a year less than Elvis.

Death can be a great career move. Here are the earnings by the top 15 dead from 10-2010 thru 10-2011 according to Forbes, the people who count dead people’s money.

01 – Michael Jackson – $170 million – musician – died 2009 age 50 drugs
02 – Elvis Presley – $55 million – singer, actor – died 1977 age 42 drugs
03 – Marilyn Monroe – $27 million – actress – died 1962 age 36 drugs
04 – Charles Shultz – $35 million – cartoonist – died 2000 age 77 cancer
05 – John Lennon – $12 million – musician – died 1980 age 40 murder
05 – Elizabeth Taylor – $12 million – actress – died 2011 age 70 heart failure
07 – Albert Einstein – $10 million – scientist – died 1955 age 76 natural causes
08 – Dr. Seuss – $9 million – author – died 2001 age 87 natural causes
09 – Jimi Hendrix – $7 million – musician – died 1970 age 27 drugs
09 – Stieg Larsson – $7 million – author – died 2004 age 50 heart attack
09 – Steve McQueen – $7 million, actor – died 1980 age 50 from surgery
09 – Richard Rodgers – $7 million – song writer, died 1979 age 77 chronic illness
13 – George Harrison – $6 million – musician – died 2001 age 58 cancer
13 – Betty Page – $6 million – stripper, nude model – died 2008 age 85 natural causes
13 – Andy Warhol – $6 million – artist – died 1987 age 58 from surgery







Elvis fotos & collages by Smith

One Response to “Dead Elvis 2012”

  1. chris says:

    love the elvis photos… many would be great covers… I always marvel at your love of statistics.. for an artist you really are a numbers man. 🙂

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