Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54

Lisa Marie Presley, singer and only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, has died at the age of 54, after being suddenly hospitalized this Thursday. Her 77-year-old mother confirmed Presley’s death later Thursday night.

“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 picked up by Reuters. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever met. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers. There will be no further comment at this time.”

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Presley was taken to the hospital from her home in Calabasas, California, after going into cardiac arrest later that afternoon. Through a statement from her, her mother asked her followers to keep her daughter in her prayers.

As reported Guardianthe musician appeared with her mother at the award ceremony of the Golden Globes in Los Angeles two days before she was hospitalized, as part of the talent cohort supporting the acclaimed biopic Elvis by Baz Luhmann. That night, actor Austin Butler won best actor in a motion picture drama for his portrayal of the King.

Presley praised Butler for her performance, saying, “I really didn’t know what to do with myself after watching it. I had to take like five days to process it because it was so incredible and so on point and so authentic.”

Beginnings and career

Born in Tennessee in 1968, Presley is the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. When her parents divorced, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles, but later moved back to her father’s home in Memphis (Graceland).

When Elvis died in 1977, Presley had nine years old and became joint heir to his estate with his grandfather, Vernon Presley, and his great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley. At 25, she was the sole surviving heir to the estate, valued at $100 million. In 2005, she sold the majority of the business shares in her estate to Industrial Media, but retained control of Graceland.

Presley wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue music. In 1997, he released Don’t Cry Daddy a duet with his father’s voice, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of his death. He later went on to release three albums: To whom it May concern (2003), now what (2005) and Storm & Grace (2012).

troubled love life

On a personal level, married four times. The first was the musician Danny Keough, with whom he was between 1988 and 1994. His two children were born from that marriage: the actor Riley Keough Y Benjamin Keough. The second committed suicide at the age of 27 in 2020, a tragedy that, as she herself expressed in an essay for Peopleleft her “destroyed”.

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Another media marriage of Presley was with michael jackson, whose wedding was 20 days after her divorce from Keough. Although the happiness between Presley and Jackson lasted only 18. According to GuardianAt the time, Presley convinced Jackson to settle the child molestation allegations out of court and go to rehab for his drug abuse.

In 2000 she became engaged to the musician john oszajcabut broke off the relationship after meeting the actor Nicolas Cage in a party. Cage and Presley were married in August 2002, but Cage filed for divorce in November.

Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage in 2005.

Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage in 2005.


Later in 2006, Presley married her guitarist and music producer. Michael Lockwood, and had two twin daughters, Harper and Finley. Presley filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage.

Throughout her life, Presley was open about her struggle with opioid addiction, writing that she became addicted after the birth of her twin girls in 2008. She was a Scientologist for roughly two decades, but reportedly left in 2014.

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Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54