Elvis Presley's daughter, the only child of the rock and roll legend, has died
Lisa Marie, only child of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 54. Read more about this publication with the BBC.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the terrible news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” her mother Priscilla Presley wrote.
Lisa Marie, like her father, was a singer. She was rushed to the hospital on Thursday, January 12, where, according to media reports, her heart stopped.
“She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I knew,” said Priscilla.
The mother did not provide details of the possible cause of death.
The American media wrote that the star was found unconscious in her bedroom on January 12 in the morning. Around the same time, her ex-husband Danny Keough, who lives in the same house, arrived. He tried to resuscitate her with chest compressions.
Soon after the death of Lisa Marie became known, messages began to arrive from all over America with the perpetuation of her memory.
One of the messages was from the Hanks. Tom Hanks played Elvis Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, in Baz Luhrmann's biopic Elvis, released in 2022. On behalf of the couple, Hanks' wife Rita Wilson wrote on Instagram that their hearts were "broken."
“Tom and I spent some family time during the Elvis movie promotional tour. Lisa Marie was very honest and outspoken,” Wilson wrote. “She spoke so eloquently about her father, about what the film meant to her, that it was really a memorialization of her dad.”
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Lisa Marie Presley was last seen in public on January 10 in the evening at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
She was seen with her mother, Priscilla Presley, tearfully watching Austin Butler's best actor award for his performance as Elvis in Luhrmann's film.
During an emotional speech, the actor thanked the Presley family for their help during filming.
“Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me,” Butler said. “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
A few days before her death, Lisa Marie visited Graceland, her father's mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, to celebrate his 8th birthday on January 88.
After the news of Lisa Marie's death, flowers were laid at the gates of Graceland and candles were lit.
Lisa Marie Presley was born in 1968 in Memphis and became her father's sole heir at the age of nine when Elvis died suddenly.
In 2003, she released her first solo album, To Whom It May Concern, which sold hundreds of thousands of copies. It was well received by critics. In 2005, her second album, Now What, was released, and in 2012, her third and final Storm and Grace.
Lisa Marie Presley has been married four times.
In 1994, she married singer Michael Jackson, this happened only 20 days after her divorce from her first husband, singer Danny Keogh. In 1996, while Jackson was battling child sexual abuse allegations, they divorced.
In 2002, Lisa Marie married actor Nicolas Cage, who was a big fan of her father. But Cage filed for divorce just four months after the wedding.
Lisa Marie Presley's fourth marriage to her guitarist and music producer Michael Lockwood ended in divorce in 2021.
She had three children, one of whom (Benjamin Keogh) committed suicide in 2020.
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Last August, Presley wrote a column for People about the "terrible reality" she faced after her son's death.
“I have dealt with death, grief and loss since I was nine years old,” she wrote, referring to her age when Elvis died in 1977.
Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson also paid tribute to Lisa Marie. He said that "it is difficult to accept the death of such a young and full of life person."
Pop star Pink called Presley "one of a kind, smart, sensitive and talented".
John Travolta has said that he has "heart" with the Presley family. The actor wrote the post saying, “Lisa, girl, I’m so sorry. I will miss you, but I know that I will see you again. My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finlay."
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