Lisa Marie Presley has died at the age of 54.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla said in a statement. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
“We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment,” Priscilla’s statement concluded.
On the morning of January 13 (AEST), news broke that Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital after her housekeeper found her “unresponsive” in her bedroom.
Emergency services were called to her home in Calabasas, California, where her ex-husband Danny Keough was performing CPR.
Lisa Marie was reportedly able to regain a pulse before being rushed to the hospital, where she was put on life support with a temporary pacemaker. She was in critical condition in an induced coma in the ICU in the short time leading up to her death.
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Priscilla rushed to her daughter’s side in the hospital, releasing a brief statement shortly after. It was later reported Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough had also rushed to be by her mother’s side.
”My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital,” Priscilla said in a statement at the time. “She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers.”
Sources who claimed to have direct knowledge of the situation told TMZ Lisa Marie’s ex-husband, Danny Keough, had arrived home from dropping off the kids at school around the same time her housekeeper had found her unresponsive in her bedroom.
Keough, who has been living with Lisa Marie for a while, reportedly performed CPR on his ex-wife until paramedics arrived.
Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Lisa Marie attended the 2023 Golden Globes alongside her 77-year-old mother, with both watching on as Austin Butler won Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama at the event for his role as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis.
Lisa Marie and Priscilla were seen getting emotional as Butler, 31, told them he would “love [them] forever” in his acceptance speech.
Priscilla appeared to blink back tears as Lisa Marie put her hands over her face.
The ceremony happened only 48 hours before Lisa Marie was rushed to hospital.
Born on February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, Lisa Marie’s delivery occurred exactly nine months after her parents’ wedding. Their only child, she was briefly raised in the Memphis area before moving to Los Angeles with Priscilla at the age of four, after Elvis and Priscilla divorced in 1973.
Elvis died in 1977 after suffering a heart attack aged 42. Lisa Marie was aged nine at the time. Elvis’ mother, Gladys Presley, also died of a heart attack, in 1958 aged 46.
“He’d always wake me up to sing in the middle of the night, get on the table and sing,” Lisa Marie recalled to Good Morning America in 2009 about her dad. “I remember him as my dad, but he was a very exciting dad.”
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Lisa Marie continued her father’s legacy as the owner and operator of Elvis Presley Enterprises until 2005, when she sold the business. She is, however, still the owner of Elvis’ Memphis estate, Graceland.
The daughter of who some consider to be the greatest rock artist of all time, she also followed in her father’s musical footsteps, releasing three albums across her lifetime: To Whom It May Concern (2003), which became gold-certified after 500,000 units sold in the United States, So What (2005) and Storm & Grace (2012).
She was also an avid philanthropist, overseeing the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which offers rent-free housing, a day care for children, and other services for families in need in the United States.
Lisa Marie also worked with Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network, which provided relief to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. She also worked with the Dream Factory, which aims to benefit children with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
Lisa Marie also shares 14-year-old twin daughters Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood with ex-husband Michael Lockwood, to whom she was married from 2006 to 2016.
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