LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll,” died on Thursday at the age of 54 after being hospitalized in a Los Angeles area. said her mother.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter, Lisa Marie, has left us,” her mother, Priscilla Presley, said in a statement.
The statement added, “She was the most emotional, strong and loving woman I have ever known. We are asking for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss.”
Lisa Marie Presley suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, according to entertainment website TMZ. Then she was taken to the hospital on Thursday.
She attended the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills earlier this week, where actress Austin Butler won Best Actor for her portrayal of her father in “Elvis.”
Butler paid tribute to Lisa Marie Presley and her mother during his acceptance speech. Elvis Presley died of a heart attack in August 1977 at the age of 42.
Hollywood stars remember Presley, including Tom Hanks – Butler’s co-star in “Elvis” – Rita Wilson and John Travolta, as well as fashion designer Donatella Versace.
“Our hearts are broken by the sudden and shocking death of Lisa Marie Presley tonight. Tom and I spent some time with family during Elvis’ promotional movie tour. Lisa Marie was honest, direct, vulnerable, in suspense about Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson, in an Instagram post,” said Rita Wilson, the actress and wife of Hanks. .
actor Travolta wrote on Instagram, referring to the daughters and mother of Lisa Marie Presley.
“I will never forget the times we spent together,” said the designer, Versace via Instagram. “Your beauty and kindness shone so brightly. Rest in peace Lisa Marie. We will never forget you.”
Music Career, Marriage
Born Lisa Marie Presley on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, she became the owner of her father’s Graceland mansion which is a popular tourist attraction in the city. She was nine years old when Elvis died there.
Her music career began with her 2003 debut album, To Whom It May Concern. It was followed by 2005’s “Now What”, both of which reached the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart. The third album, Storm and Grace, was released in 2012.
She was married four times. She married pop star Michael Jackson in 1994, just 20 days after her divorce from her first husband, musician Danny Keough. The high-profile couple divorced in 1996 while Jackson was battling child molestation allegations.
Presley married actor Nicolas Cage, a fan of her father, in 2002. Cage filed for divorce four months later.
Her fourth marriage was to guitarist and music producer Michael Lockwood. Their divorce was finalized in 2021.
Her only son, Benjamin Keogh, himself a musician, died in 2020 at the age of 27, the death ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Recalling her son in an article for People magazine earlier this year that she posted on Instagram, Lisa Marie Presley described herself as “devastated” by his death.
She is survived by daughter Riley Keough, 33, an actress, and 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley Lockwood.
Additional reporting by Lisa Richwin, Eric Beach, Kanishka Singh and Dan Whitcomb; Additional reporting by Rhea Benoy. Editing by Mary Milliken, Margarita Choi, and Kenneth Maxwell
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