Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s only child and a singer-songwriter died on Thursday after a medical emergency and a brief hospitalization.
“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are startled and devastated by the sudden departure of their beautiful Lisa Marie,” said Priscilla Presley’s publicist. “They beg for privacy during this difficult time and are deeply grateful for everyone’s support, love, and prayers.”
Priscilla Presley previously stated that her daughter was receiving medical care but provided no further details.
Ms. Presley, the daughter of one of history’s most famous entertainers, followed in the footsteps of her father, Elvis Presley. She recorded three albums where she strove to establish her rock style while paying tribute to the guy who combined blues, gospel, pop, and country to change the American musical landscape permanently.
Her father’s great background had been with her her entire life. She lauded him once more at the Golden Globes on Tuesday, telling Extra TV that Austin Butler, who received the lead acting award for drama for his work in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis,” had precisely nailed her father’s persona.
“I was astounded,” Ms. Presley, who was nine years old when her father died in 1977, said. “It took me about five days to comprehend it since it was so accurate and honest.”
The Golden Globes issued the following statement on Twitter on Thursday night: “We are deeply saddened to learn about Lisa Marie Presley’s loss. She was a great singer and songwriter who received a standing ovation at the Golden Globes on Tuesday. “Rest in peace.”
“I’m devastated by Lisa Marie Presley’s death,” Leah Remini tweeted. Lisa’s life was not easy, contrary to popular belief. She is now at peace with her father and son. My heartfelt condolences to her mother, Priscilla, and her three daughters, Riley, Finley, and Harper.”
According to the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Ms. Presley visited Graceland on Sunday to celebrate her father’s 88th birthday.
Elvis and his daughter were quite close, and Elvis reportedly took the child to Idaho when she complained that she had never seen snow. Her father’s 1958 Convair 880 private plane was given the nickname “The Lisa Marie” by her father.
Ms. Presley owned both Graceland and her father’s belongings. She also owned a 15% stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises.
But, unlike her father, who never did, she rose to prominence fast in music. His influence, though, may be noticed in several of her lines and songs. “Someone turned the lights out there in Memphis,” she sings in the bluesy, mournful song “Lights Out” from her debut album “To Whom It May Concern,” released in 2003.
In 2018, she co-produced an album honoring Elvis Presley’s love of gospel music, and she sang alongside a recording of him on one of the songs.
“I was moved by it as I was singing,” she remarked in an interview.
She was nonetheless well-known due to her surname. Her links to A-listers further added to that impression.
Michael Jackson was her husband from 1994 to 1996. The duo drew a lot of attention and cameras since one was the daughter of the king of rock ‘n’ roll, and the other was known as the king of pop. She married actor Nicolas Cage in 2002, but their marriage lasted only four months.
Before marrying Mr. Jackson, she married musician Danny Keough in 1988. They divorced after six years of marriage. Riley Keough, an actress, and Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide at 27 in 2020, were their two children. Finley and Harper Lockwood, her twin twins from her recent marriage to Michael Lockwood, were born.
On Thursday, celebrities paid tribute to Ms. Presley via social media. “We’ve lost another shining star,” Oscar winner Octavia Spencer tweeted.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department claimed early Thursday that it responded to a call about a lady in Calabasas, California, who was “not breathing.” Still, it did not remark on the person’s health. Ms. Presley’s representative, Roger Widynowski, was unavailable Thursday night.
According to the authorities, when the deputies came, the paramedics administered CPR and checked the patient’s health. “They realized the woman was breathing and promptly rushed her to a nearby hospital for additional medical care.” Her death was announced within hours.
In the foreword to the book “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain,” Ms. Presley revealed her journey with addiction.
Ms. Presley revealed in a People magazine essay published in 2022 that her life had been plagued with death, pain, and loss since she was a youngster. She also claimed that Mr. Keough’s death had devastated her and her three daughters.
She claimed that “grief does not finish or go away in any sense” a year or years after the loss. Regardless of what some people or our culture would have us believe, grief is something you will have to live with for the rest of your life.