To updateLisa Marie Presley, the 54-year-old singer and daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died Thursday night (local time) at a Los Angeles hospital. She had been rushed there earlier that day after cardiac arrest. Her mother has confirmed Presley’s death.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the heartbreaking news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement. “She was the most passionate, strong, loving woman I have ever met.”
The American entertainment site TMZ reported early Thursday that the singer had gone into cardiac arrest. Her ex-husband, Danny Keough, is said to have resuscitated Presley at his home in Calabasas, California, before rescuers arrived, according to the generally well-reported site. The two have been living together for some time. Before she was rushed to the hospital, her heart is said to have started beating again.
The mother Priscilla had also previously confirmed her daughter’s hospitalization to the Reuters news agency. She did not say why Lisa Marie was admitted. Priscilla also arrived at the hospital on Thursday night. “Please pray for her and our family,” Elvis Presley’s ex-wife said at the time.
Lisa Marie Presley, born in 1968, is the only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. She inherited her father’s charisma, as well as her covert gaze, open smile, and low, sultry voice, and followed in her footsteps into the world of music. She released her own rock records in the 2000s and performed on stage with Pat Benatar and Richard Hawley, among others. She also mixed her own voice with her father’s in her famous songs. in the ghetto in don’t cry daddya sensitive ballad that reminded Elvis of the early death of his mother and Lisa Marie’s grandmother, Gladys Presley.
Lisa Marie was born in 1968, exactly nine months after her parents’ marriage. As a baby she was already world news and her past as the daughter of the world famous singer Elvis marked her life. “Her influence from her has been there all my life,” she said in an interview with the news agency in 2012. The Associated Press. “I have always been a fan of his. It has always influenced me.”
land of grace
After her parents separated in 1973, Lisa Marie went to live with her mother, an actress who played roles on the television series Dallas and the naked gunmovies, living in California. He would sometimes visit his father at his Graceland estate in Memphis. “He was always dressed to the nines. You would never see him come downstairs in his pajamas, never,” he said. “He always seemed ‘ready to be seen’.” Just a few days ago, on January 8, he returned to Graceland to celebrate his father’s birthday. She was 9 years old when he died there in 1977.
Lisa Marie Presley also rose to fame through a series of high-profile marriages. For example, she was married to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996, after previously divorcing from Keough. In 2002 she married actor Nicolas Cage, but that marriage only lasted four months. Between 2006 and 2016 she was with Michael Lockwood.
One of his four sons, Benjamin Keough, committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27. In an extensive essay on people magazine Presley said last year that her life has been marked by death, pain and loss since childhood. “Mourning does not stop and does not disappear in any way, even after years. It’s something you have to carry with you for the rest of your life, despite what other people or cultures would have us believe,” Presley said at the time.
On Tuesday, she was still present at the Golden Globes presentation, where she and her mother watched actor Austin Butler win awards for his role as Elvis in the film. Elvis. “It was really amazing. It took me days to process because it was so perfect and authentic,” Presley said of Butler’s performance this week.
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