The award-winning singer Robert Goulet has died of lung disease after the search for a donor lung failed. Legend has it that he caused Elvis Presley to fire a bullet through his own television set, when he was fed up of watching the singer on the box.
However, Goulet maintains that the two of them were good friends and Elvis even gave him a ring. Had Elvis been around to fire another bullet or two, he may have tried again decades later, when Robert Goulet appeared as Priscilla Presley’s love interest Quentin Hapsburg in the 1991 comedy The Naked Gun 2½.
Update from E.I.N.:
The myth of Elvids shooting the TV set was discounted when it was revealed Elvis was annoyed (really annoyed) at Goulet who tried to woo Elvis' girlfriend, Anita Wood, when Elvis was in the Army.
Goulet once claimed he and Elvis were friends. E.I.N. asked Memphis Mafia member Marty Lacker for his view on the friendship. Marty told EIN:
"No, not really. If Goulet came back stage once or twice in Vegas, Elvis was always civil to him as he was with just about everyone who did. He never came back while I was there. Elvis had a dislike for Goulet from the very early years while he was in Germany when Goulet wrote something on the bottom of a letter that Anita Wood had mailed him, as I talk about in the book "ElviscRevelations of the Memphis Mafia" (written with Alanna Nash).
Source: Various / Updated: Nov 1, 2007