Priscilla Presley, mother of Lisa Marie Presley, who tragically died on Thursday, has spoken out about her daughter in an emotional tribute.
Lisa Marie Presley is the only daughter of iconic singer Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley. She was born on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, and has become an international star in her own right. The shared legacy between her parents has created a unique bond between Lisa Marie and her fans around the world.
Lisa’s debut album, To Whom It May Concern was a smashing success. Released in 2003, the record raced up to the fifth spot on the Billboard charts and earned her a gold certification. The album featured an eclectic mix of genres including R&B, pop, hip-hop, and soul.
Her music career, fashion sense, activism, and philanthropy have made Lisa Marie a beloved figure in pop culture, making the news of her passing even more devastating.
According to TMZ, Lisa was taken to the hospital after her housekeeper noticed that she was not responding. On seeing this, her former husband Danny Keogh quickly stepped in to give CPR until paramedics arrived and started their procedure. They also allegedly injected epinephrine once during the attempt of reviving her.
Shortly before her death, Priscilla took to Facebook to ask for prayers for her daughter’s recovery, she wrote: ” My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care.
“Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time. -Priscilla Presley”
Paramedics managed to find her pulse before she reached the hospital, where she was then put into an induced coma. But sadly, her condition worsened and she didn’t make it.
A representative told TMZ: “Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love, and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
The news of her death has come as a huge shock to fans, as she only recently made an appearance at the Golden Globes, which she attended with her mother, Priscilla.
Lisa Marie could be seen alongside Elvis actor, Austin Butler, on the red carpet for the event, and Butler later shared some heartwarming words about the star in his acceptance speech.
Taking to the stage, Butler said he wanted to “thank the Presley family” for everything they’ve done for him while making the movie, adding: “Thank you, guys. Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
His words have since been described as “extra powerful” following the devastating news of her death.
One user wrote: “The fact that just two days ago Lisa Marie and her mom watched Austin Butler accept an award for portraying Elvis and now she has just passed away. It goes to show how fast and unexpected life is.”
Fans are also discussing her final Instagram online, in which she shared how she was struggling with grief following the death of her son, Benjamin Presley Keough, who took his own life, aged 27, back in 2020.
Her final post was in honour of National Grief Awareness Day, in which she tried to comfort those who were also dealing with grief.
“Hi. In honor of it being National Grief Awareness Day, I wrote an essay about Grief which was posted today on PEOPLE,” she shared.
“I thought I’d post it here in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this, it helps in some way.”
In the essay, Lisa wrote: “This is not a comfortable subject for anyone, and it is most unpopular to talk about, but if we’re going (to) make any progress on the subject, grief has to get talked about.
“Death is part of life whether we like it or not — and so is grieving,” she continued. “Grief does not stop or go away in any sense, a year, or years after the loss. Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe. You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.”
She added that: “finding others who have experienced a similar loss can be the only way to go. Support groups that have your specific kind of loss in common. I go to them, and I hold them for other bereaved parents at my home.
“Nothing, absolutely NOTHING takes away the pain, but finding support can sometimes help you feel a little bit less alone.”
Since the shocking news was released, Priscilla has shared a tribute to her daughter, writing in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.
“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.”
Our thoughts go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Lisa Marie Presley.