UPDATE: Lisa Marie Presley, a singer-songwriter and Elvis Presley’s only child, passed away 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 Presley said in a statement Thursday evening. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
According to the AP, her mother Priscilla confirmed her death.
Following a heart arrest on Thursday, Lisa Marie was admitted to the hospital.
The housekeeper discovered Presley unconscious in the restroom. Danny Keough, her ex-husband, administered CPR prior to the arrival of paramedics.
Presley reportedly went into “full arrest. Priscilla later confirmed the news in a Facebook post, saying that Lisa Marie was “rushed to the hospital,” but was “receiving the best care.”
“Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time,” Priscilla wrote.
Riley Keough, an actress, was one of the three children Presley had. She was devastated by the loss of her son Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.
In 1993, she became the only heir to Elvis’ inheritance, which also included Graceland. 15% of Elvis Presley Enterprises belonged to her.
She also pursued a music career in the same vein as her father and put out three CDs. She was renowned for her humanitarian and charitable endeavors as well.
Even though Lisa Marie was still a young child when her famous father passed away, they had a close bond. Elvis gave her the name Lisa Marie for his personal aircraft.
In the tabloids, Lisa Marie was also well-known for her private life, particularly her two-year union with Michael Jackson. In 2002, she also wed actor Nicholas Cage.
Presley was on the red carpet at the Golden Globes just two days before being admitted to the hospital. Austin Butler, who played Elvis Presley in the biographical movie Elvis, won the Best Actor prize. The movie Elvis was nominated for several prestigious prizes.
In his victory speech, he thanked Lisa Marie and the rest of Elvis Presley’s family for their assistance with the movie.
“Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me,” Butler said. “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
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