Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley died
Lisa Marie Presley was the only child of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley. / Lisa Marie Presley died
Now the singer died in California at the age of 54, as her mother announced.
Lisa Marie Presley was nine years old when her famous father, rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley, died in 1977 at the age of 42. The singer’s only child outlived the “King” by just a dozen years in age. Her mother, Priscilla Presley, announced the shocking news on Thursday evening (local time) – singer Lisa Marie Presley died in California at the age of 54.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” the 77-year-old actress said in a statement. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
A few hours earlier, Priscilla Presley shared on her social media that Lisa Marie had been taken to a hospital. She initially did not provide any further information about the medical emergency. According to US media reports, Lisa Marie Presley may have suffered cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California. Paramedics carried out resuscitation, wrote the celebrity portal “TMZ.com”.
Just a few days ago, mother and daughter were still in the spotlight. Together they attended the Golden Globe Gala on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. There, actor Austin Butler won the Globe for best drama actor for his leading role in the biopic “Elvis”. In interviews on the red carpet, the Elvis daughter gushed about how aptly Butler portrayed her father.
Lisa Marie’s private life often made headlines
Her parents’ love story made headlines around the world: Priscilla’s stepfather was stationed in Germany, where the fateful first encounter of the then 14-year-old with the “Love Me Tender” star took place in 1959. Priscilla must first come of age and finish school before they are married in Las Vegas in May 1967. Nine months later, daughter Lisa Marie was born. The tumultuous marriage lasted just six years. After the divorce in 1973, neither of them remarried.
Lisa Marie herself pursued a singing career. She has released three studio albums, most recently Storm & Grace in 2012. But above all, the singer, who has been divorced four times, often made the headlines because of her private life.
She got married for the first time when she was 20. After divorcing musician Danny Keough in 1994, the Elvis daughter was married to pop star Michael Jackson for almost two years. Her later marriage to actor Nicolas Cage broke up after just three and a half months. She split from record producer Michael Lockwood in 2016 after ten years of marriage.
Son Benjamin died at the age of 27
From the relationship with Lockwood come 14-year-old twin daughters. She also leaves behind an adult daughter, actress Riley Keough (33, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Guilty”). Presley’s son Benjamin Keough committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27. She was “completely devastated,” said her spokesman for the US magazine “People” at the time. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
“These are some of the darkest days of my family’s life. The shock of losing Ben is devastating,” Priscilla Presley wrote on Facebook at the time after her grandson’s death. Now the Elvis widow has to cope with the loss of her only daughter.
The singer’s sudden death caused consternation in Hollywood. “Lisa, little girl, I’m so sorry. I will miss you but I know I will see you again,” actor John Travolta wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Lisa Marie. “So sad to have lost another bright star,” Oscar winner Octavia Spencer wrote on Twitter. This is heartbreaking, mourned singer LeAnn Rimes on Twitter. “I hope she finds peace in her father’s arms.”
That was Lisa Marie Presley’s last appearance
Lisa Marie Presley died unexpectedly on Thursday. Her death is particularly surprising because the 54-year-old had appeared in public shortly before.
She just showed up at the Golden Globes ceremony, now she’s dead: Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12th. The daughter of music legend Elvis Presley was 54 years old. She reportedly went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated by paramedics. Attempts at resuscitation were initially successful, but she later died in hospital.
Presley’s death is completely unexpected, two days earlier she made a public appearance: she was at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. She was accompanied by Jerry Schilling, a former friend of her late father.
She also gave interviews that evening. For example, she spoke to the US broadcaster ExtraTV about the biopic “Elvis”, in which actor Austin Butler plays her late father. “I was really blown away. It took me five days to process that because it was so to the point and authentic,” she said of Butler’s acting. The 31-year-old received the award for “Best Actor” at the awards ceremony.
A picture from the evening shows Presley with Butler. Next to the two are Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie’s mother, and “Elvis” director Baz Luhrmann.
“She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman”
Priscilla Presley was also the one who publicly confirmed her daughter’s death: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” said the 77-year-old. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Presley also previously announced that her daughter was in the hospital. The exact circumstances of his death are said to have yet to be clarified.
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