Lisa Marie Presley’s cause of death “shocked” her friends

Lisa Marie PresleyIt was confirmed that the cause of his death was an intestinal obstruction. The fatal problem was caused by adhesions from weight loss surgery performed several years ago. However, several of Lisa Marie’s friends reportedly shared that she did not know she had ever had the surgery.

Before his death, he was also in the middle of a custody battle for Lisa Marie’s twin daughters. Her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, has now been granted legal custody of the girls.

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Friends of Lisa Marie Presley were surprised by her death

Lisa Marie Presley at the NARM Music Biz Awards

documents obtained by The explosion confirmed that Lisa Marie Presley died of intestinal obstruction “caused by adhesions after bariatric surgery years ago.” The “adhesions” were caused by the late singer’s secret weight loss surgery.

However, the news of the surgery came as a shock to Lisa Marie’s friends, who did not know that she had ever had such surgery, especially since she had never been overweight. Based on Page sixasked Lisa Marie’s friend “When did you see that Lisa looked like she needed bariatric surgery?” They continued: “It wasn’t big at all. I don’t know what kind of doctor would perform this surgery on him.

Several of Lisa’s friends shared that they knew she regularly had minor cosmetic procedures, but never as severe as bariatric surgery. Treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers and other minor cosmetic procedures were mentioned.

He was in seclusion shortly before his death

Lisa Marie Presley at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards - Los Angeles

Until her death, Lisa was said to have lived in seclusion for several months. The celebrity has always been a homebody, but things took a turn for the worse after her son Benjamin committed suicide in 2020.

Her last public appearance was at the end of 2022 to attend the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. Lisa was in support of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ starring Austin Butler and looked noticeably slim on the red carpet.

Jeffrey Augustine, a former Scientologist, also spoke Page six Lisa Marie on her desire to lose weight. He said“She went on a crash diet to lose 40 pounds before appearing with Baz in the Elvis movie. He was having financial problems and hoped that publicity for the film would boost Elvis sales.

Augustine added: “The fact that she supposedly died as a result of bariatric surgery really surprised me.”

Lisa Marie was once a prominent member of the Church of Scientology, but left the organization in 2014.

Lisa Marie Presley worked on a project about grief

Lisa Marie Presley in 2015 "Mad Max: Fury Road" Presentation

At the time of her death, Lisa Marie was living with her ex-husband Danny Keough in their Calabasas home. Resources shared with Page six that he is preparing to write a book about grief and is conducting research on it. Lisa Marie is said to have interviewed grieving parents who had lost children just like her.

The late singer also worked with grief and trauma specialist David Kessler, whom she first met after Benjamin’s death. She made an Instagram post after her tragic death. In it, Kessler revealed that the loss of Lisa “inspired him to work to be an advocate for those dealing with the heartache of grief.”

Her post also read: “She wanted to talk to me, not because I was a bereavement expert, but because I was someone who had lost a child. It became an unlikely friendship, but that’s how grief works.”

She also fought for custody of her twins

Riley Keough, late mother Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley at the Presley Family Hand and Footprint Ceremony celebrating Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' at the TCL Chinese Theater

At the time of her death, Lisa Marie was in the middle of a legal battle with her ex-husband Michael Lockwood. They were fighting for custody of their twin daughters, Finley and Harper, which put a lot of strain on Lisa Marie.

After her death, Lockwood was officially appointed as the legal guardian of their twin daughters.

Following her death, Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough and her late son Benjamin were also contested as co-trustees of her estate by her mother, Priscilla Presley, with whom she reportedly did not have a good relationship.

After a heated legal battle, Pricilla and her granddaughter Riley reached a mutually beneficial settlement, with Riley becoming the sole trustee of her late mother’s estate.

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