Death of Lisa Marie Presley shocks family and fans


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Lisa Marie spends time with her father, captured in 1973. Her parents had separated a year prior.

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, Lisa Marie Presley, famed daughter of Elvis Presley, died at age 54. Her cause of death was ruled a cardiac arrest. She will be buried at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

Lisa Marie Presley was born in Memphis, TN on February 1, 1968, nine years before her father’s tragic death. Her parents, Priscilla and Elvis, loved her dearly.

Following Lisa Marie’s death, Priscilla issued a statement to PEOPLE Magazine: “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Presley said.

While most know Lisa Marie Presley by her father’s outrageously successful career, it shall not be forgotten what a life she had as well. She released three studio albums in her lifetime: “To Whom It May Concern” (2003), “Now What” (2005), and “Storm & Grace” (2012). “To Whom It May Concern” is her most popular album.

Presley was married four times, and had two children with the first of her husbands, Danny Keough. With him she had a son and a daughter: Benjamin Keough, who died tragically in 2020, and Riley Keough. She then had children with her latest ex-husband, Michael Lockwood: twin daughters named Harper and Finley.

After Lisa Marie tragically passed, actor Austin Butler, who played Elvis Presley in the movie “Elvis”, shared his statement mourning her death.

“My heart is completely shattered,” Butler said. “I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light, and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared.”