Lisa Marie Presley dies: Presley household ‘shocked’ by demise

Lisa Marie Presley, the one little one of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, who helped oversee her well-known father’s property and pursued a music profession of her personal, has died. She was 54.

Priscilla Presley’s publicist confirmed Lisa Marie’s demise in an announcement shared with The Instances on Thursday night.

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” the assertion stated. “They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Lisa Marie Presley suffered cardiac arrest at a house close to Calabasas on Thursday. A supply aware of the incident instructed The Instances she collapsed and had hassle respiration.

Emergency personnel responded to a ten:37 a.m. name at a house off Las Virgenes Highway, L.A. County Hearth Division Capt. Sheila Kelliher confirmed to The Instances. Presley was then transported to West Hills Hospital.

Fellow singer LeAnn Rimes tweeted in regards to the “heartbreaking” loss.

“I hope she is at peace in her dad’s arms,” she wrote. “My heart goes out to her family. too much grief in just a couple of years.”

Smashing Pumpkins entrance man Billy Corgan was additionally among the many many paying tribute to Presley on Thursday evening. Corgan shared a photo of Presley embracing him and stated he was speechless.

“There is heartbreak and then there is sorrow. This would be sorrow and on more levels than I can count,” he wrote on Twitter. “Please send your prayers out for her family and children at this difficult time. I truly cannot find the words to express how sad this truly is. RIP.”

Born in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 1, 1968, Presley lived most of her life within the highlight. Her father’s followers carefully adopted the particulars of her delivery, and tabloids documented her romances with high-profile husbands together with musician Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage, amongst others.

An solely little one, Presley spent her youth between two households after her dad and mom divorced in October 1973 — her father’s Graceland mansion in Memphis and her mom’s house in Los Angeles.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley pose with their daughter, Lisa Marie, in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 5, 1968.

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When her father died of cardiac arrythmia on Aug. 16, 1977, Presley grew to become the one inheritor to his huge property, together with his beloved Tennessee house. Her mom, as executor, co-founded Elvis Presley Enterprises, which helped flip Graceland from an overgrown burden right into a profitable vacationer attraction.

“I appreciate that I can have that part of my life always stay the same,” Lisa Marie instructed NPR in 2013. “I think that’s something a lot of people would love to have — your childhood home kept exactly the way it was. It’s heartwarming.”

In 1988, she married aspiring musician Danny Keough in a small, personal ceremony on the Church of Scientology’s Hollywood headquarters. They’d daughter Riley Keough and son Benjamin Keough earlier than divorcing in 1994.

Earlier than their separation, Presley grew to become eligible to obtain her father’s fortune in 1993. As a substitute of inheriting the funds, she created the Elvis Presley Belief to proceed the administration of his property alongside a number of trustees, based on Graceland.

Throughout her days overseeing the Elvis Presley Belief and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Presley in 1994 wed Jackson, the king of pop, and celebrated their “unusual” bond.

“He had something so intoxicating about him, and when he was ready to share with you and be himself … He was like a drug for me,” she instructed Oprah Winfrey in 2010. Presley and Jackson divorced in 1996.

Six years later got here one other high-profile however short-lived romance. In 2002, she wed actor Cage in Hawaii. They divorced in 2004, the identical 12 months Presley offered a significant portion of the property in a deal value roughly $100 million.

Her fourth and ultimate marriage was to guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood in 2006. In 2008 Presley welcomed twin ladies, Harper and Finley Lockwood, together with her fellow “Storm & Grace” musician.

The couple divorced in 2016, and in her divorce papers, Presley introduced she was $16 million in debt. Two years later she filed a $100-million lawsuit in opposition to former enterprise supervisor Barry Siegel for mismanaging her funds.

Lisa Marie Presley performs during her Storm & Grace tour on June 20, 2012, at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago.

Lisa Marie Presley performs throughout her Storm & Grace tour on June 20, 2012, on the Backside Lounge in Chicago.

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When it got here to music, Presley seemed to outline her personal path.

She launched her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003 at age 35 — outdated by the youth-centric requirements of pop music. But the LP, which she made partially with veteran pop producer and songwriter Glen Ballard, made a inventive advantage of her years of life expertise, with starkly phrased songs about her sophisticated household historical past and the disillusioning facets of movie star.

“Someone turned the lights out there in Memphis / That’s where my family’s buried and gone / Last time I was there I noticed a space left / Next to them there in Memphis in the damn back lawn,” she sneered over the crunchy pop-rock guitars of “Lights Out,” a modest radio hit that drove “To Whom It May Concern” to a High 5 displaying on the Billboard 200 chart and gold-certified gross sales of greater than 500,000 copies.

“I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this record,” Presley instructed The Instances in 2003. “I wanted people to know who I am based on my music, not on what they read in the tabloids.”

Presley, who recognized Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” as a songwriting inspiration, in 2005 launched a follow-up album, “Now What,” led by a realizing cowl model of Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry.”

Her third (and ultimate) studio LP got here out in 2012: “Storm & Grace,” a rootsier, extra stripped-down effort produced by T Bone Burnett that evoked reminiscences of her father’s earliest recordings at Memphis’ Solar Studio.

Lisa Marie Presley, left, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough write their names in cement during a hand and footprint ceremony

Lisa Marie Presley, left, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough write their names in concrete throughout a ceremony of their honor on June 21, 2022, on the TCL Chinese language Theatre in Los Angeles.

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She was seen in public as lately as Tuesday when she attended the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, the place she joined actor Austin Butler throughout a red-carpet interview. Butler later gained the Golden Globe for actor in a movement image drama for enjoying Presley’s father in Baz Luhrmann’s current movie, “Elvis.”

Lisa Marie Presley is survived by her mom and her three daughters. Her son, Benjamin, died in July 2020 at age 27.

Instances workers writers Christie D’Zurilla, Richard Winton, Christi Carras and Mikael Wooden contributed to this report.