The awful news has been confirmed: Elvis Presley’s only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, died on Thursday. She was born in 1954 and has grown into an outstanding woman known for her huge heart and fiery passion.
“It is terrible to announce that my darling daughter Lisa Marie passed away,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement to the Associated Press. “She was a natural force, a strong and kind presence who will be much missed by those who knew her.”
The Presley family thanks everyone who has sent their love and prayers during this sad time, but they also ask for privacy as they mourn this unexpected death.
Priscilla had taken to social media earlier in the day to disclose that Lisa had been hospitalized before her death.
Priscilla Presley, the mother of famed singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, attended the 80th Golden Globe Awards with her daughter on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, California. Lisa Marie enthusiastically applauded as it was announced that actor Austin Butler had won Best Actor in a Drama Film for his depiction of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis” during the event.
Lisa Marie has been the only heir to her father’s wealth since his death in 1977, and she, like her parents, is well-known for her musical abilities. She has been married four times, most notably to actor Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004 and to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996.
Sadly, Priscilla disclosed earlier this week that her daughter had been hospitalized and was being treated for an unknown reason. Priscilla said in a statement posted before the news broke that they were grateful for all the well wishes and prayers from followers worldwide during this challenging period.
Lisa Marie Presley married guitarist Danny Keough in 1988, and they had a daughter Riley and a son called Benjamin, who died in July 2020 at 27. His sudden death has left Lisa Marie in anguish and despair, which she expressed in her post-mortem homage to her son. “My agony has entirely wiped out my damaged heart and soul,” Presley wrote.
Riley Keough is a well-known actress who has acted in films such as the upcoming “Zola” and her directorial debut “War Pony,” which won the Caméra d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. She has also appeared on popular TV shows such as The Girlfriend Experience, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Logan Lucky. Aside from her acting profession, she is also an entrepreneur, having launched her fashion line in 2016 that is influenced by vintage-style apparel.
Lisa Marie Presley married Michael Lockwood in 2006, and their marriage lasted until July 2021, when the couple decided to divorce. During this time, they welcomed twins Harper and Finley into the world, who are currently the exes’ only children.
Since the publication of her 2003 album “To Whom It May Concern,” which contained a self-written song called “Savior” with Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Presley has been very active in the music industry. Two additional studio albums followed, “What Now” in 2005 and “Storm & Grace” in 2012.
The actress continued to live up to her father’s legacy in pop culture, drawing large crowds wherever she performed, whether on stage or television shows such as Saturday Night Live or The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her most significant followers were undoubtedly those who followed her musical career, as each of her CDs was warmly received by critics.