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

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

Lisa Marie Presley, a singer, Elvis’s solely daughter and a devoted keeper of her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. She was 54.

Presley’s demise was confirmed by her mom, Priscilla.

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I have to share the devastating information that my stunning daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley stated in a press release. “She was essentially the most passionate, sturdy and loving lady I’ve ever identified.”

Los Angeles County paramedics had been dispatched to a Calabasas residence at 10:37 a.m. following a report of a lady in full cardiac arrest, in accordance with Craig Little, a spokesperson for the county’s fireplace division. Property data point out Presley is a resident at that tackle.

Paramedics arrived about six minutes later and the girl was taken by ambulance to the hospital, Little stated.

Close up of a blond woman smiling broadly.
Lisa Marie Presley, the one youngster of Elvis Presley, seen right here in 2003, died Thursday after a quick hospitalization. She was 54. (Fred Prouser/Reuters )

Stated her father ‘at all times influenced’ her

Presley, the one youngster of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, shared her father’s brooding charisma — the hooded eyes, the insolent smile, the low, sultry voice — and adopted him professionally, releasing her personal rock albums within the 2000s, and showing on stage with Pat Benatar and Richard Hawley amongst others.

She even shaped direct musical ties along with her father, becoming a member of her voice to such Elvis recordings as Within the Ghetto and Do not Cry Daddy, a mournful ballad which had reminded him of the early demise of his mom (and Lisa Marie’s grandmother), Gladys Presley.

“It has been all my life,” she instructed The Related Press in 2012, talking of her father’s affect. “It isn’t one thing that I now take heed to and it is completely different. Though I’d hear nearer. I stay constant on the truth that I’ve at all times been an admirer. He is at all times influenced me.”

A woman dressed in black and sparkly silver speaks into a microphone while holding an envelope.
Presley presents an award on the Nation Music Affiliation Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 1, 2012. (Harrison McClary/Reuters)

Her delivery, 9 months precisely after her mother and father’ wedding ceremony, was worldwide information and her background was not often removed from her thoughts.

With the discharge final yr of Baz Luhrmann’s main musical function Elvis, Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley had been attending purple carpets and award exhibits alongside the movie’s stars.

Attended Golden Globes

She was on the Golden Globes on Tuesday to have fun Austin Butler’s award for taking part in her father.

She known as his efficiency “mind-blowing” throughout a purple carpet interview with Leisure Tonight.

“I actually did not know what to do with myself after I noticed it,” she stated of Baz Luhrmann’s film. “I needed to take, like, 5 days to course of it as a result of it was so unimaginable and so spot on and simply so genuine that, yeah, I can not even describe what it meant.”

Simply days earlier than that, she was in Memphis, Tenn., at Graceland — the mansion the place Elvis lived — on Jan. 8 to have fun her father’s birthday.

Elvis Presley poses with spouse Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie, in a room at Baptist hospital in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 5, 1968. Lisa Marie Presley was 4 years previous when the couple separated, and 5 years later was staying at Graceland the night time her father died. (The Related Press)

Reminiscences of her father

Presley lived along with her mom, an actor identified for Dallas and the Bare Gun motion pictures, in California after her mother and father break up up in 1973.

She recalled early recollections of her dad throughout her visits to Graceland, using golf carts by the neighbourhood and seeing his every day entrances down the steps.

“He was at all times totally, totally equipped. You’d by no means see him in his pyjamas coming down the steps, ever,” she instructed The Related Press in 2012. “You’d by no means see him in something however ‘able to be seen’ apparel.”

Elvis Presley died in August 1977 at simply 42, when Lisa Marie was 9 years previous. She was staying at Graceland on the time and would recall him kissing her goodnight hours earlier than he would collapse and by no means recuperate. When she subsequent noticed him, the next day, he was mendacity face down within the rest room.

“I simply had a sense,” she instructed Rolling Stone in 2003. “He wasn’t doing effectively. All I do know is I had [a feeling], and it occurred. I used to be obsessive about demise at a really early age.”

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Public celeb marriages

She would later make headlines of her personal. Struggles with medicine and a few very public marriages. Her 4 husbands included Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.

Jackson and Presley had been married within the Dominican Republic in 1994, however the marriage ended two years later and was outlined by quite a few awkward public appearances, together with an surprising kiss from Jackson through the MTV Video Music Awards and a joint interview with Diane Sawyer when she defended Jackson in opposition to allegations he had sexually abused a minor.

Her different celeb marriage was even shorter: Cage filed for divorce after 4 months of marriage in 2002.

“I needed to type of run into many partitions and timber,” she instructed the AP in 2012. “However now I may look again at it and let you know all of the stuff that was happening round me and all of the completely different individuals round me … it was not a very good state of affairs, anyway. That wasn’t serving to. Both method, it was a rising course of. It was simply differently. It was simply out in entrance of all people on a regular basis. As a result of it is all documented, in fact.”

Two women singing into mircrophones onstage. one in a denim jacket and hat, the other in black leather pants and black jacket.
Lisa Marie Presley carried out with Pat Benatar, left, through the VH1 Divas Duets live performance in Las Vegas on Might 22, 2003. (Ethan Miller/Reuters)

Vocal about grief over son’s demise

Lisa Marie turned concerned in quite a few humanitarian causes, from anti-poverty applications administered by the Elvis Presley Charitable Basis to aid efforts after Hurricane Katrina. She would obtain formal citations from New Orleans and Memphis for her work.

Presley had two youngsters, actor Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough, along with her former husband Danny Keough. She additionally had twin daughters with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

Benjamin Keough died by suicide in 2020 on the age of 27. Presley was vocal about her grief, writing in an essay final August that she had “been residing within the horrific actuality of its unrelenting grips since my son’s demise two years in the past.”

“I’ve handled demise, grief and loss for the reason that age of 9 years previous. I’ve had greater than anybody’s justifiable share of it in my lifetime and someway, I’ve made it this far,” she wrote in an essay shared with Individuals journal.

“However this one, the demise of my stunning, stunning son? The sweetest and most unimaginable being that I’ve ever had the privilege of figuring out, who made me really feel so honoured each single day to be his mom? Who was a lot like his grandfather on so many ranges that he really scared me? Which made me fear about him much more than I naturally would have?” the essay continued. “No. Simply no … no no no no.”

Woman in a white dress and a man in a black jacket and black fedora-style hat and dark glasses holding hands.
Presley was married 4 instances, together with as soon as to celebrity Michael Jackson. The 2 appeared collectively in Budapest on Aug. 6, 1994. (Stringer/Reuters)

Overcoming hurdles to her personal profession

Lisa Marie turned the only real inheritor of the Elvis Presley Belief after her father died.

Together with Elvis Presley Enterprises, the belief managed Graceland and different belongings till she bought her majority curiosity in 2005. She retained possession of Graceland Mansion itself, the 13 acres round it and gadgets inside the house. Her son is buried there, alongside along with her father and different members of the Presley household.

Three women dressed in black crouch while pressing their hands into cement.
Lisa Marie, left, her mom, Priscilla, centre, and daughter, Riley Keough, go away their handprints in cement on the TCL Chinese language theatre in Los Angeles on June 21, 2022. (Ringo Chiu/Reuters)

After her first album To Whom It Might Concern, in 2003, some followers got here out to see her carry out simply out of curiosity given her well-known household, she instructed the AP in 2005.

“First I needed to overcome a pre-speculated concept of me,” she stated of the obstacles she confronted in turning into a singer-songwriter.

“I needed to type of burst by that and introduce myself, and that was the primary hurdle, after which now sing in entrance of all people, after which that was the second, and I am the offspring of — you already know, who I am the offspring of — I had just a few hurdles to get by, little doubt about it,” she continued. “However the scales by no means tipped within the different route an excessive amount of.”


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