I am so glad I got to meet the guy just a few months before he died. I gave him a copy of my book after he gave us a tour of his place for a couple hours. Maybe it will end up in one of the most amazing estate sales of all time.
During our really intense tour he pulled a gun out of his pocket to show us how he protected his Elvis shrine. Just days before his death (apparently of natural causes) he killed a man trying to break into his house.