Lisa Marie Presley died at the age of 54
The singer-songwriter and philanthropist is survived by his family, including his mother Priscilla Presley and daughter Riley Keough.
Music royalty Lisa Marie Presley has passed away.
The singer-songwriter and Elvis Presley’s only child died in January 2023 after suffering cardiac arrest. Presley was 54 years old. TMZ It was first reported that Presley was receiving CPR on Jan. 12 after emergency services were called to his home in Calabasas, California. He was taken to hospital, where he later died.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” mother Priscilla Presley confirmed. statement to People on Thursday. “She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for your privacy as we try to deal with this great loss. Thanks for the love and prayers. There will be no further comment for now.”
Presley was predeceased by his mother Priscilla, daughter of actress Riley Keough, and two daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood. His son, Benjamin Keough, committed suicide in 2020.
Presley said on the National Day of Mourning in August 2022 that he struggled with life without his son Benjamin.
“It’s a real choice to continue, a choice I have to make every single day, and it’s a constant challenge to say the least. But I go on for my daughters,” Presley wrote in an essay People magazine. “I keep going because my son made it clear in his final moments that taking care of his sisters and looking after them was at the forefront of his mind and concerns. He absolutely adored them and they adored him.”
Singer-songwriter Presley released his first album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003, which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album charts and was later certified gold. Presley wrote all of the album’s lyrics, but only co-wrote one track with Gus Black. He also collaborated with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan on the song “Savior”. In 2007, Presley performed a “duet” with his late father, Elvis, using vintage footage.
As a lifelong philanthropist, Presley performed predominantly at benefit concerts and charity events. His famous music videos included “In the Ghetto,” directed by “American History X” helmer Tony Kaye, and featuring scenes in New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The single and music video benefited a new Presley Place transitional housing facility in the Louisiana city. She famously appeared in Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” music video and later married the King of Pop.
In addition to Jackson, Presley was married to Nicolas Cage, music producer Michael Lockwood, and musician Danny Keough.
Presley recently collaborated with filmmaker Baz Luhrmann on the Elvis biopic. He praised the film for being “absolutely excellent” and urged the Academy Awards to recognize lead actor Austin Butler’s complete transformation into the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Presley recently attended the 2023 Golden Globes to present the award-winning film.
“Let me tell you, it is nothing short of spectacular,” he said he tweeted after watching the movie. “Austin Butler beautifully conveyed and embodied the heart and soul of my father. In my humble opinion, his presentation is unprecedented, and finally done with precision and respect. If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my own leg, haha.”
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