Lisa Marie Presley, Dead at 54

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Lisa Marie Presley was the embodiment of both a rich and poor girl. All Generation X ladies in their 50s grew up alongside her, and the entire world knew who she was before she ever did. Many avidly watched Presley’s life as she navigated divorce, her father’s death, and navigating the world while bearing the weight of the famous name. Presley and her father Elvis Presley were evidence that tragedy and heartache are not limited to the social station or racial status. Now tragedy has struck again, first through a heart attack, and ultimately through Presley’s death at 54.

According to Variety:

Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley was Lisa Marie Presley. Her turbulent and turbulent life also included a career as a musician. She passed away Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital. Variety confirmed that she was her representative.

The family statement states, “Priscilla’s family and Lisa Marie have been shocked and devasted by Lisa Marie’s passing.” “They are grateful for all the support, love, and prayers and ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

Presley was hospitalized Thursday morning after suffering cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, Calif., just two days after she attended the Golden Globes with her mother Priscilla Presley. She was rushed to a hospital after paramedics performed CPR. Her ex-husband, Danny Keough, had been living with Presley and administered CPR before paramedics arrived, according to TMZ.

Presley and her mother Priscilla Beaulieu Presley had attended Tuesday night’s Golden Globes Awards, where actor Austin Butler’s portrayal of the King of Rock N’ Roll in the biopic Elvis won him the best performance by an actor in a motion picture-drama.

As the only child of one of the most famous people in the world, Lisa Marie Presley dealt with her parent’s divorce at age 5, her father’s death at age 9, and a stretch of drug use before she embraced Scientology. She told Playboy her mother’s boyfriend had been inappropriate with her and was a constant fixture in the tabloids for her marriages to Michael Jackson and a much shorter one to Nicolas Cage.

Lisa Marie Presley was just nine months old when Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu. Lisa met Elvis Presley when she was 14 years old and has acted in numerous movies and TV shows.

She inherited her father’s mansion, Graceland, after the death of her father, grandfather, and great-grandmother, and then inherited Elvis Presley’s entire estate when she turned 25. She sold 85% of the estate, which had an estimated value of $100 million when she inherited it, in 2005 to Industrial Media, but kept control of Graceland.

Presley enjoyed a long and successful music career. Presley had a successful music career. She released three albums: To Whom It May Concern in 2003, Now What in 2005, and Storm and Grace in 2012. Presley spoke about her childhood at Graceland, and also discussed her relationship with her father. Presley also chose 200 items from her collection including Presley’s baby footprints and clothing.

Presley is survived by her mother, half-brother Navarone Garibaldi, and her three daughters: actress Riley Keough, and twins Finley and Harper. Presley’s son Benjamin Keough died in 2020 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.