Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, dies aged 54

Lisa Marie Presley has died. She was 54.

Her mother Priscilla Presley confirmed the news in a statement to People, hours after her and Elvis Presley‘s only child suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla said in a statement. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”

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“We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment,” Priscilla’s statement concluded.

On the morning of January 13 (AEST), news broke that Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital after her housekeeper found her “unresponsive” in her bedroom.

Emergency services were called to her home in Calabasas, California, where her ex-husband Danny Keough reportedly was performing CPR.

Lisa Marie was reportedly able to regain a pulse before being rushed to the hospital, where she was put on life support with a temporary pacemaker. She was in critical condition in an induced coma in the ICU in the short time leading up to her death.

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Priscilla rushed to her daughter’s side in the hospital, releasing a brief statement shortly after. It was later reported Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough had also rushed to be by her mother’s side.

”My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital,” Priscilla said in a statement at the time. “She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers.”

Sources who claimed to have direct knowledge of the situation told TMZ Danny Keough had arrived home from dropping off the kids at school around the same time her housekeeper had found her unresponsive in her bedroom.

Keough, who has been living with Lisa Marie since 2021, reportedly performed CPR on his ex-wife until paramedics arrived.

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Only 48 hours earlier, Lisa Marie attended the 2023 Golden Globes with her 77-year-old mother, with both watching on as Austin Butler won Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama at the event for his role as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis.

Lisa Marie and Priscilla were seen getting emotional as Butler, 31, told them he would “love [them] forever” in his acceptance speech. Priscilla appeared to blink back tears as Lisa Marie put her hands over her face.

Born on February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, Lisa Marie’s delivery occurred exactly nine months after her parents’ wedding. Their only child, she was briefly raised in the Memphis area before moving to Los Angeles with Priscilla at the age of four, after Elvis and Priscilla divorced in 1973.

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Almost five years later, Lisa Marie was only nine years old when her father, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, died aged 42 after suffering a heart attack.

“He’d always wake me up to sing in the middle of the night, get on the table and sing,” Lisa Marie recalled to Good Morning America in 2009 about her dad. “I remember him as my dad, but he was a very exciting dad.”

Elvis’ mother, Gladys Presley, also died of a heart attack in 1958, aged 46.

Lisa Marie continued her father’s legacy as the owner and operator of Elvis Presley Enterprises until 2005, when she sold the business. She was, however, still the owner of Elvis’ Memphis estate Graceland at the time of her death.

The daughter of who some consider to be the greatest rock artist of all time, she also followed in her father’s musical footsteps, releasing three albums across her lifetime: To Whom It May Concern (2003), which became gold-certified after 500,000 units sold in the United States, So What (2005) and Storm & Grace (2012).

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She was also an avid philanthropist, overseeing the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which offers rent-free housing, a day care for children, and other services for families in need in the United States.

Lisa Marie also worked with Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network, which provided relief to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. She also worked with the Dream Factory, which aims to benefit children with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

In 1988, she married Danny Keough, with whom she shares 33-year-old daughter, actress Riley Keough. The former couple also had a son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020 aged 27.

Lisa Marie also shares 14-year-old twin daughters Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood with ex-husband Michael Lockwood, to whom she was married from 2006 to 2016.

She has also been married to the late Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage.

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