LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock legend Elvis Presley, died Thursday, according to her mother. She was 54 years old.
“I must share the heartbreaking news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement to The Associated Press. “She was the most passionate, powerful, and loving woman I’d ever met.”
Presley’s family is shocked and devastated, he said in a statement, thanking supporters for their love and prayers and requesting privacy.
Presley revealed hours before the announcement that her daughter had been rushed to the hospital.
According to officials, deputies and Los Angeles County fire personnel responded to a home in Calabasas late Thursday morning after receiving a call about a woman who was not breathing.
According to officials, responders were able to locate a pulse and transport her by ambulance.
The film “Elvis,” which chronicled his meteoric rise to fame and conflicts with his controlling manager, Colonel Tom Parker, rekindled interest in her father’s legacy last year.
Austin Butler, who played the title character, won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a motion picture on Tuesday.
Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley were both present at the Beverly Hilton to witness Butler’s win.
Lisa Marie was a rock singer who released her own albums in the 2000s and was heavily influenced by her legendary father.
“It’s been all my life,” she told the Associated Press in 2012, referring to her father’s influence. “I’m not listening to it anymore, and it’s different. I might pay more attention. I’ve always been an admirer, and I intend to remain so. He’s always had an impact on me.”
She even formed direct musical ties with her father, lending her voice to Elvis recordings such as “In the Ghetto” and “Don’t Cry Daddy,” a sombre ballad that reminded him of his mother (and Lisa Marie’s grandmother), Gladys Presley’s early death.
Elvis Presley passed away in August 1977. Lisa Marie, a 9-year-old girl staying at Graceland, his home in Memphis, Tennessee, said she “just had a feeling” when he kissed her good night.
He was facedown in the bathroom when she saw him the next day.
“All I know is that I had it [a feeling], and it came true.” “In 2003, she told Rolling Stone. “I was obsessed with death from a young age.”
Lisa Marie Presley was married four times, including to Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, Danny Keough, and Michael Lockwood.
She and Keough had two children, actors Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough. She and Lockwood also had twin daughters.
Benjamin Keough committed suicide in 2020.
Presley openly expressed her grief over her son’s death, writing in an August essay that she had “been living in the horrific reality of its unrelenting grips since my son’s death two years ago.”
“I’ve been dealing with death, grief, and loss since I was nine years old. “I’ve had more than anyone’s fair share of it in my lifetime, and yet I’ve made it this far,” she wrote in an essay published by People magazine.