Elvis’ only child, Lisa Marie Presley, dies at 54


Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock and roll legend Elvis, has died, her mother said in a statement.

54 years old caused cardiac arrest Thursday morning at his home in Calabasas, Calif.

Her mother, Priscilla Presley, said: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

“She was the most passionate, strong, loving woman I’ve ever known.”

FILE PHOTO: Lisa Marie Presley and her mother Priscilla Presley attach their handprints to the cement at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA, USA on June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu/File Photo
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Lisa Marie (L) and Priscilla Presley put their hands on cement at LA’s Chinese Theater last summer

It followed an earlier statement by the 77-year-old woman asking people to “keep her and our family safe in your prayers.”

She said her daughter “was taken to the hospital.”

Paramedics were called just before 10:40 a.m., according to Los Angeles (LA) County fire department spokesperson Craig Little, who reported that the woman had gone into complete cardiac arrest.

According to property records, Presley lived at an address about 30 miles northwest of downtown LA.

Presley’s family, including Priscilla and daughter Riley Keough, were photographed outside a city hospital before her death was announced.

Lisa Marie Presley (C) with her children Riley and Benjamin Keough (R) attends Elvis Presley's 75th birthday celebrations in Memphis, Tennessee on January 8, 2010.  Presley, who died in August 1977 at the age of 42, earned $55 million in 2009, according to Forbes.com, and was revived in his 2005 by entertainment mogul Robert Shillerman. Sold by Elvis Presley his Enterprise.
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Lisa Marie Presley and her children Riley and Benjamin Keough (2010)

“Intolerable”

Fellow singer Diane Warren expressed sadness at the “terrifying news.”

“Oh, this is such terrible news,” she wrote.

“Right now, the whole world is sending love and prayers to the children of Priscilla and Lisa Marie.

“May it give you (power)”

Nancy Sinatra, whose father Frank played with Elvis many times, said, “Sometimes I find myself wishing there was an afterlife, and tonight is one of those times.

“Otherwise, the void, the emptiness, is intolerable.”

FILE PHOTO 1972 - Elvis Presley performing in concert
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Elvis Presley performing in concert in 1972

The Last Days of Lisa Marie Presley

Her death came just two days after she attended. golden globe awards In Beverly Hills, Austin Butler celebrated winning Best Actor for his drama film in which he played his father in a biopic. Elvis.

She gave an interview on the red carpet, where she told Entertainment Tonight she was blown away by the star’s “amazing” performance.

Just last weekend, Presley visited his father’s old Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate his father’s January 8, 1935 birthday.

Elvis, widely considered the greatest rock and roll artist of all time, died on August 16, 1977 at the age of just 42.

His daughter was nine years old at the time. She was four years old when Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorced in 1972.

FILE - Elvis Presley poses with his wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie in a room at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on February 5, 1968. Her father's legacy passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023 after being hospitalized for a medical emergency.  (AP photo/file)
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Elvis with his wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie in 1968

3 albums

Lisa Marie Presley followed in her father’s footsteps in pursuing a career in music, releasing her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003.

It charted in the top 10 of the US Billboard album chart, as did its 2005 follow-up record Now What.

Fans had to wait seven years for their third album, Storm And Grace, to be released to positive reviews.

Her solo career began eight years after appearing in then-husband Michael Jackson’s music video for the 1995 song You Are Not Alone.

US singer Lisa Marie Presley performs during a rehearsal at M Bar, London, May 12, 2003. Presley, the daughter of music legend Elvis and ex-wife of Michael Jackson, is in the UK to release her first solo album titled 'To Whom It May Concern'. ' is set to be released on her July 12th.  REUTERS/Peter Macdarmid
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Presley performs at M Bar in London in 2003.

four marriages

Presley and Jackson’s marriage ended in divorce in 1996.

It was her second marriage after being married to musician Danny Keough from 1988 to 1994.

They had two children, daughter Riley Keough, who became an actress and model, and son Benjamin, and remained best friends.

She married Jackson within three weeks of divorcing Keough.

Her third marriage was to actor Nicolas Cage, which lasted from 2002 until they divorced in 2004.

Presley married guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood in 2006. They had twin daughters named Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivian Ann Lockwood.

She filed for divorce 10 years later and it was finalized in 2021.

Pop star Michael Jackson and his bride Lisa Marie Presley Jackson hold each other's hands on Aug. 6.
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1994 Michael Jackson and his bride Lisa Marie Presley Jackson
Actor Nicolas Cage arrives with girlfriend Lisa Marie Presley at the premiere of his new movie in Los Angeles
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Nicolas Cage with then-girlfriend Lisa Marie Presley in 2002

deal with grief

In 2018, Presley appeared on a new record titled Where No One Stands Alone, released to celebrate his father’s love of gospel music, featuring 14 original performances he recorded.

The title track was a reimagined duet in which Lisa Marie performed a duet with her father.

Last year, she wrote an essay for People magazine about the death of her son Benjamin, who took his own life in 2020.

“Since I was nine years old, I have dealt with death, grief and loss.

“I’ve had my fairest share in my life, but somehow I’ve gotten this far.”

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