Singer Lisa Marie Presley, Daughter of Elvis, Dies Aged 54

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Presley was rushed to hospital earlier Thursday from her home in Calabasas, California, after she was found unresponsive. Sources close to her told TMZ that she had suffered a “full arrest” before a bystander administered epinephrine, commonly known as adrenaline, to help her regain a pulse.

Lisa Marie Presley, singer and the only child of rock'n'roll legend Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 54, after being hospitalised Thursday, her mother said.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” 77-year-old Priscilla Presley said.

“She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment,” she added without giving details about the possible cause of death.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968, Presley followed in her father’s footsteps and forged a career in music, releasing Don’t Cry Daddy in 1997 as a duet with Elvis’ vocals, to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.  

The star later released three albums: To Whom It May Concern (2003), Now What (2005), and Storm & Grace (2012), with her 2003 debut studio album selling hundreds of thousands of copies and receiving generally positive reviews.

Presley was also well known for a series of high-profile marriages to pop legend Michael Jackson, actor Nicholas Cage and musicians Michael Lockwood and Danny Keough, with whom she had two children: actress Roxy Keough and Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020 at 27.

Presley was open about her struggles with opioid addiction, writing that she became addicted after the birth of her twins, Harper and Finley Lockwood, in 2008.

Presley was last seen publicly Tuesday night when she appeared with her mother at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles. The pair were seen breaking down in tears as they watched Austin Butler win the Best Actor prize for his portrayal of her father.

During an emotional speech, Butler thanked the Presley family for their help during the film, saying: “Thank you guys, thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”