Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, dies at 54

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley, died on Thursday at a Los Angeles area hospital at the age of 54. said her mother.

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

“She was the most charming, strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss,” the statement added.

According to entertainment website TMZ, Lisa Marie Presley suffered cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, Los Angeles. She was then taken to the hospital on Thursday.

She attended the Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills earlier this week, where actor Austin Butler won best actor for his portrayal of his father in the movie “Elvis.”

Butler paid tribute to Lisa Marie Presley and her mother during his acceptance speech. Elvis Presley died of a heart attack in August 1977 at the age of 42.

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Presley was remembered by Hollywood stars, including Tom Hanks-Butler’s co-stars in the movie “Elvis” – Rita Wilson and John Travolta, as well as fashion designer Donatella Versace.

“Our hearts are broken tonight with the sudden and shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley. Tom and I spent some time with the family during the Elvis movie promotional tour. Lisa Marie was very honest and direct, Vulnerable, in a state of foreboding. The movie,” Rita Wilson, actress and Hanks’ wife, said in an Instagram post.

“Lisa baby girl, I’m so sorry. I’m going to miss you, but I know I’ll see you again. My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley,” actor Travolta wrote on Instagram. Daughters and mother of Lisa Marie Presley.

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“I will never forget the times we spent together,” designer Versace said via Instagram. “Your beauty and kindness shined through. Rest in peace Lisa Marie. We will never forget you.”

Music career, weddings

Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee and became the owner of her father’s Graceland mansion, a popular tourist destination in the city. She was nine years old when Alice died there.

Her own music career began in 2003 with the debut album “Who May It Concern.” It was followed by 2005’s “What Now” and both peaked in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The third album, “Storm and Grace” was released in 2012.

She was married four times. She married pop star Michael Jackson in 1994, just 20 days after divorcing her first husband, musician Danny Keough. The high-profile couple divorced in 1996 when Jackson was battling child molestation allegations.

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Presley married actor Nicolas Cage in 2002, who was her father’s admirer. Cage filed for divorce four months later.

Her fourth marriage was to her guitarist and music producer Michael Lockwood. Their divorce was finalized in 2021.

Her only son, Benjamin Keough, a musician himself, died in 2020 at the age of 27, with the death ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner.

Lisa Marie Presley remembered her son in an essay for People magazine earlier this year that she posted on Instagram, calling herself “devastated” by his death.

She is survived by daughter Riley Keefe, 33, an actress, and twin daughters Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14.

Reporting by Lisa Richwin, Eric Beach, Kanishka Singh and Dean Whitcomb; Additional reporting by Ria Beno; Editing by Mary Milliken, Margherita Chai and Kenneth Maxwell

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