Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s famed home, according to a representative for actor Riley Keough, Presley’s daughter.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced, but her mother will be laid to rest at the Elvis Presley estate, alongside her father, Elvis; her son, Benjamin Keough; and other members of the Presley family, including Elvis’ mother, Gladys Presley; his father, Vernon Presley; and his grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley, according to a representative.
The graves are located in the Meditation Garden on the mansion’s south side. The site is the focal point for the annual “candlelight vigil,” a pilgrimage for Elvis fans that brings thousands of people to Memphis each year to commemorate Elvis’ death on Aug. 16, 1977.
Benjamin Storm Presley Keough, 27, was buried in the garden in the fall of 2020, after dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 12, that year.
Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died Thursday after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at her Calabasas, California, home.
Priscilla and the Presley family expressed shock at “the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” according to a statement sent to USA TODAY. They are deeply grateful for everyone’s love, support, and prayers, and ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Lisa Marie, a singer-songwriter herself, did not live in Memphis, where she was born. She did, however, visit the city for her father’s birth anniversary and commemorations of his death, which stunned the world when he was discovered dead in his Graceland home on Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42. She was just in Memphis on what would have been her father’s 88th birthday.
Fans paid their respects at Graceland’s gates on Friday, writing messages on the stone wall, leaving flowers, and sharing memories of Elvis Presley’s only child, who was one of the last remaining touchstones to the icon whose influence and significance continue to resonate more than 45 years after his own unexpected death.