Elvis' Last Dentist Dies

Dr. Lester Hofman, Elvis' dentist, died Tuesday, 10 January, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. The last stop away from Graceland that Elvis Presley made on that night of August 15-16, 1977, was to Dr. Hofman's office to have his teeth cleaned and a cavity filled. He was accompanied by Ginger Alden. Hofman and his lovely wife, Sterling, were close friends to Elvis, who gave each of them a new car. On one trip to Graceland, Dr. Hofman saw an organ in the house and told Elvis he admired the instrument. Before the evening was over, Elvis had packed the organ in a pickup truck and, when Dr. Hofman returned home in the wee hours, the truck followed and the organ was installed in his living room. Dr. Lester Hofman will be buried today at Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Memphis. (Thanks to Timothy Wilger for the photo).
Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Jan 12, 2006 
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Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2006report abuse
I am so glad to hear that he is gone one less person around who help Elvis with his Addiciton. How long had he knowen that there was something wrong with Elvis. Being in the Medical field he should have seen the sighns.
tigerpawl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2006report abuse
Hey Hillbillycatlover I think you got half of it right. What I have learned is that Dr. Hoffman did write Elvis a prescription for pain and some othe medication that he was taking interacted with that causing cardiac arrest. When I was a small child I was one of Dr. Hoffmans patients also but that was after Elvis.
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2006report abuse
from documentries I have seen, Elvis had a book with all references to different types of pills and their effects so he could of easily fooled Dr Hofman. And with Elvis's celebrity noone would dare cross him.
hillbillycatlover (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2006report abuse
From what I've read about that fateful night, Elvis was prescribed a pain medication with codeine from this dentist. Elvis was allergic to codeine, although some reports say not enough to kill him. I personally can't take codeine because it makes me sick to my stomach. I would have reminded my dentist that I am allergic to codeine. I certainly wouldn't have taken it if I had a twisted colon like Elvis and was already on too many meds for that. Anyone have more info?
Renan Augusto (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2006report abuse
R.I.P. Lester
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2006report abuse
fair play gareth T C B
gareth (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2006report abuse
There is another Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis it opened in 1979. This is the one where Dr Hoffman passed away. The one where where Elvis was taken in August 1977 and where Lisa Marie was born is the one the imploded last year.
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2006report abuse
I too thought that maybe it was only part of the hospital that is gone maybe they have the name of the hospital incorrect .. On a sombre note my deepest sympathies to the family Rest in peace
E.J.F... (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2006report abuse
My deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Hofman. But, correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't Baptist Memorial Hospital imploded last Year?!
Elvisguitarman (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2006report abuse
I met Dr. Hofman & wife Sterling several years ago during EP Week. They were very nice people, and friendly to fans. The best to his family.

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