Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock legend Elvis, died on Thursday at the age of 54. Presley was rushed to hospital earlier in the day after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.
“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, according to the Associated Press. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Priscilla Presley said on Twitter on Thursday afternoon that her daughter received medical attention but did not share information about the incident.
Presley collapsed and had trouble breathing after going into cardiac arrest at a home near Calabasas, Calif., on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Presley had been living in her ex-husband Danny Keough’s home since she sold her own home in Calabasas following the 2020 suicide of their 27-year-old son Benjamin Keough, the Times reported.
Her death came just two days after Presley visitedwhere actor Austin Butler won Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his portrayal of her father in Baz Luhrmann’s film .
Presley, who was 9 when her father died in 1977, told Extra during an interview before Tuesday’s awards ceremony that she was struck by Butler’s ability to capture her father’s mannerisms and voice.
“I adore him [Butler]. I was blown away, really, I had to take five days to process it because it was so authentic and accurate,” Presley said.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 1, 1968, Presley grew up in the spotlight created by her famous father’s legacy. After her parents divorced in 1973, much of her childhood was split between her father’s Graceland mansion in Memphis and her mother’s home in Los Angeles. She also followed in his musical footsteps, releasing three rock albums that blended country, folk and blues while paying homage to her father’s iconic sound.
Presley became the sole heir to his father’s vast estate after his death on August 16, 1977, aged 42, of a cardiac arrest at his Graceland mansion. Her mother, as executor of her ex-husband’s estate, co-founded Elvis Presley Enterprises to manage all rights to Elvis’ image and remaining royalties, turning Graceland into a tourist mecca.
When she became eligible to inherit her father’s fortune in 1993, she instead used the funds to form the Elvis Presley Trust, which is dedicated to managing the estate.
The spotlight on her life intensified with a series of celebrity relationships, most notably her two-year marriage to Michael Jackson in 1994, a union billed as the marriage of the daughter of the King of Rock and Roll to the King of Pop. In 2002, she was also briefly married to actor Nicolas Cage.
Presley married Danny Keough in 1998, with whom she had a daughter and a son, before divorcing in 1994. In 2006, she married musician and producer Michael Lockwood, with whom she had twin daughters before divorcing in 2016 Mr.