Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley and a singer-songwriter devoted to her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being rushed to the hospital for medical emergencies.She was 54. .
Her death in a Los Angeles hospital was confirmed by her mother, Priscilla, hours after her daughter was taken to the hospital by paramedics after a medical episode at her home.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the devastating news that our beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has passed away,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement. She was a strong, strong, loving woman.”
Inheriting his father’s thoughtful charisma—veiled eyes, cheeky smile, and deep, sensual voice—Presley released his own rock albums throughout the 2000s, working with the likes of Pat Benatar and Richard Hawley. I followed him professionally, including appearing on stage with him. She developed a direct musical connection with her father, and paired her voice with Elvis recordings such as “In the Ghetto” and “Don’t Cry Daddy” to recall her mother’s (and Lisa’s) untimely death. I put together a sad ballad that reminds me of him. She remembered Gladys Presley).
“It’s been my whole life,” she told The Associated Press in 2012, speaking of her father’s influence. consistent with the fact that I have always been an admirer. He has always influenced me. ”
Her birth, just nine months after her parents’ marriage, made international news and her upbringing was rarely far from her thoughts. Last year, Baz Luhrmann’s big musical movie, Elvis, was released, and Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley were seen alongside the movie’s stars on the red carpet and at the awards ceremony.
She attended the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday to celebrate the award for Austin Butler, who played her father.Just a few days ago, on Jan. 8, she traveled to Memphis to celebrate her father’s birthday. We were at Graceland (the mansion where Elvis lived and died). After her parents separated in 1973, Presley lived in California with her mother, an actress known for her films Dallas and Naked Gun. She recalled her early memories of her father visiting Graceland, driving a golf cart around her neighborhood and watching his daily performances downstairs.
“He was always in full gear. You wouldn’t see him coming down the stairs in his pajamas,” she told the Associated Press in 2012.
Elvis Presley died in August 1977 when she was 42 and she was 9 years old. Lisa Marie was living in Graceland at the time and remembered kissing him goodnight before he recovered from the collapse.The next day when she saw him he was lying face down in the bathroom.
In 2003, she told Rolling Stone magazine, “I just felt it.” That’s all. I was obsessed with death from an early age. ”
She found herself later. She has struggled with drugs and several very public marriages. Her four husbands included Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.
Jackson and Presley married in the Dominican Republic in 1994, but the marriage ended two years after his death, with an unexpected kiss from Jackson at the MTV Video Music Awards and a joint interview with Diane Sawyer during his defense. marred by numerous awkward public appearances, including She contested allegations that her husband had molested a minor.
Her other celebrity marriages were even shorter:
Cage filed for her divorce in 2002 after four months of marriage.
“I had to hit a lot of walls and trees,” she told AP in 2012. , and all can be said.Anyway, it wasn’t a good situation.It didn’t help.In any case, it was a process of growing up. It was just different. I was in front of everyone the whole time. Because of course everything is documented. ”
Lisa Her Marie has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts, from poverty alleviation programs managed by Elvis Her Presley Charitable Foundation to her post-Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. She received formal citations from New Orleans and Memphis, Tennessee.
Her Presley had her two children with her ex-husband Danny Keough, actors Riley Keough (born 1989) and Benjamin Keough (born 1992). She also had twin daughters Harper and Finley Lockwood with ex-husband Michael Lockwood in 2008.
Her marriage to Lockwood began in 2016 and ended in controversy and a protracted divorce, which has not been resolved since her death, although she was declared single in 2021. Fights resulted in the current 15 12-year-old girls were temporarily placed in protective custody in 2017. Presley and Lockwood later shared custody but were still at odds over the matter, with Lockwood asking Presley for additional child support.
Benjamin Keough committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27. Presley has been vocal about her grief, writing in an essay last August, “Ever since her son died two years ago, she has been living in a terrifying reality of relentless hugs.
“I’ve dealt with death, grief and loss since I was nine years old. I’ve been through it more than anyone else in my life, but somehow I got here,” she told People magazine. I wrote it in the essay I shared.
“But is this the death of my beautiful, beautiful son? The sweetest, most wonderful being I have ever met, who made me feel so honored to be his mother every day. Who? Who was so similar to my grandfather on so many levels that it actually scared me? What made me worry about him more than I should have? “The essay continued. “No. Just no… no no no…”
After her father’s death, Lisa Her Marie became the sole heir to Elvis Her Presley Her Trust. Along with Elvis Presley Enterprises, the Trust managed Graceland and other properties until Graceland sold its controlling interest in 2005. She retained ownership of Graceland her mansion itself, her 13 acres surrounding it, and items within the house. Her son is buried there along with her father and other members of the Presley family. According to an AP article at the time, Lisa Marie Presley is a former Scientologist. According to her AP article at the time, her son was born to Church of Scientology founder L. Ron under her Hubbard guidelines in 1992.
Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley regularly visited Graceland for Elvis’ death anniversary and birthday celebrations for big fans. Her one of her two planes at Graceland is named Lisa Marie.
After releasing her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003, some fans were interested in her performance with her famous family, she told the Associated Press in 2005. told to “First, I had to overcome my own preconceptions,” she said of the obstacles to becoming a singer-songwriter.
“I had to break through that and introduce myself. That was the first hurdle. Then I sang in front of everyone. That was the second. I’m the descendant. I’m the descendant of.” — I had some hurdles to overcome, no doubt about it,” she continued.