Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley who is a singer-songwriter, has passed away at the age of 54.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley said. “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”, she added.
According to the entertainment website TMZ, Lisa Marie Presley went into cardiac arrest when she was at her house in the city of Calabasas, which is located in the greater Los Angeles area. After that, on Thursday, she was rushed to the hospital.
She was in Beverly Hills earlier this week at the Golden Globes when the actor Austin Butler won the prize for best actor for his portrayal of her father in the film “Elvis.”
In the days leading up to her passing, she paid a visit to Graceland, the estate in Memphis, Tennessee, that was owned by her father, in order to commemorate what would have been her father’s 88th birthday on January 8.
Lisa Marie was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 1, 1968, exactly nine months after the wedding of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley. She spent a brief period of her childhood in the region before relocating to Los Angeles with her mother at the age of four, following the divorce of her parents in 1973.
Lisa Marie Presley was nine years old when her father, Elvis Presley, passed away in August 1977. As a result, she is a co-heir to Elvis’s inheritance together with her grandfather Vernon Presley and her great-grandmother Minnie Mae Hood Presley. She was left as the single heir after her mother and stepfather passed away in 1979 and 1980, respectively, and she also inherited the Graceland estate from her father.
Lisa Marie was active in numerous charitable projects, including anti-poverty programs run by the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation as well as relief work following Hurricane Katrina. As a result of her labor, she would be honored with formal accolades in both New Orleans and Memphis, Tennessee.
On Good Morning America in 2009, Lisa Marie described her time with Elvis: “He’d always wake me up to sing in the middle of the night, get on the table, and sing.” “I remember him as my dad, but he was a very exciting dad.”
Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley would frequently visit Graceland during the massive fan celebrations held on Elvis’ death and birth anniversaries. One of Graceland’s two aircraft is named Lisa Marie.
She told the AP in 2005 that after the release of her first album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003, some fans came to see her perform out of curiosity given her famous family.
She stated that, in order to become a singer-songwriter, she had to overcome a pre-speculated idea of herself.