Lisa Marie Presley dies age 54 after cardiac arrest – mother Priscilla pays tribute

Lisa Marie Presley has died at the age of 54 after being rushed to hospital following a cardiac arrest, her family has confirmed.

"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," Lisa Marie's devastated mother Priscilla confirmed in a statement.

"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."

The US singer-songwriter, only daughter of Elvis Presley, had been “rushed” for medical treatment earlier the same day.


But as fans prayed for a recovery, her death was announced in a family statement. It read: “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.”

Mother of four Lisa Marie's death comes days after she attended the 80th annual Golden Globe awards on Tuesday, where actor Austin Butler took home the best actor award for his portrayal of her famed father.

Speaking at a pre-ceremony event, she said she had been “overwhelmed” by the film and the effect that it had.

“I’m very proud and I know that my father would be very proud… I’m overwhelmed with gratitude,” she said.

The singer was married four times, first to musician Danny Keough, with whom she shared actress daughter Riley Keough, 33, and late son Benjamin. She then wed singer Michael Jackson, actor Nicolas Cage, and music producer Michael Lockwood, with whom she shared 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley.

Following in the footsteps of her father, Lisa Marie pursued a career in the music industry, releasing three albums; To Whom It May Concern in 2003, Now What in 2005, and Storm & Grace in 2012.

In 2018, she featured on a new record, titled Where No One Stands Alone, which was released to celebrate her father’s love of gospel music, and featured 14 original performances recorded by him.

The title track was a reimagined duet, in which Lisa Marie dueted with her father – who died at the age of 42 in 1977.

Last year, Lisa Marie penned an essay published by US publication People about “the horrific reality” of her grief following her only son Benjamin Keough’s death by suicide in 2020.

“I’ve dealt with death, grief and loss since the age of 9 years old. I’ve had more than anyone’s fair share of it in my lifetime and somehow, I’ve made it this far,” she wrote in August.

Tributes flooded in following the announcement of Lisa Marie's death.

Nancy Sinatra said she wishes “there is a hereafter”.

Their fathers, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, sang together multiple times and also featured in a 1960 television special, titled Welcome Home Elvis.

“Every now and then I find myself wishing very hard that there is a hereafter and tonight is one of those times,” she wrote on Twitter. “Otherwise the nothingness, the emptiness are too hard to bear.”

John Travolta said his “heart goes out” to Lisa Marie's family, naming her three surviving children.

Sharing a picture of her on Instagram, he wrote: “Lisa baby girl, I’m so sorry.

“I’ll miss you but I know I’ll see you again. My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley.”

Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson said he felt “so bad” about news of Lisa Marie Presley and her death at the age of 54.

“It’s hard to take when someone so young and full of life passes on,” he said.

“I feel so bad about Lisa Marie and I wish the best for her children and her family. Love & Mercy, Brian.”

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