Lisa Marie Presley, the singer, songwriter, and daughter of Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 54
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died after suddenly being hospitalised on Thursday, January 12.
Presley was rushed to hospital from her home in Calabasas, California after a reported cardiac arrest. Her 77-year-old mother confirmed Presley’s death late Thursday night.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” “She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. 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,” said her mother, Priscilla Presley.
Tributes to Presley flooded in following news of her death
“Lisa baby girl, I’m so sorry. I’ll miss you but I know I’ll see you again. My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley,” said Grease Star said John Travolta on Instagram.
“Our hearts are broken with the sudden and shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley tonight. Tom and I had spent some time with the family during the Elvis movie promotional tour. Lisa Marie was so honest and direct, vulnerable, in a state of anticipation about the movie. She spoke so eloquently about her father,” said Rita Wilson, actor and wife of Elvis star Tom Hanks.
“It’s hard to take when someone so young and full of life passes on. I feel so bad about Lisa Marie and I wish the best for her children and her family,” tweeted Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.
“I’m in shock. So beautiful and only 54 years old; I can’t actually comprehend it,” said Beaches star Bette Midler.
US rock star Pink said the world had ‘lost a gem’ and praised Presley’s love of her children. “Oh, this one hurts my heart. Lisa Marie, you were one of a kind,” she said in a post on Instagram.
“Funny as s**t, smart as a whip, sensitive, talented, witty, mean, loving, generous, judgmental but always right, loyal, and you adored your children. My heart breaks for you and your beautiful family and your children.
Presley was married four times. She was married to musician Danny Keough between 1988 and 1994, with whom she had two children: actor Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough, who took his own life in 2020, aged 27. In an essay for People in 2022, Presley wrote that she felt “destroyed” following her son’s suicide.
Presley married her guitarist and music producer Michael Lockwood in 2006 and they had twin daughters, Harper and Finley. Presley filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage.