“Lisa Marie Presley’s passing was a tragic cardiac arrest,” stated her mother, Priscilla Presley, in an announcement.
She was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and succumbed on Thursday. The vocalist was 54 years old.
In a statement released Thursday night, Priscilla Presley expressed, “It is with deep sorrow that I must share the unfortunate news of my beloved daughter Lisa Marie’s departure. She was the most passionate, lively, and compassionate woman I’ve ever encountered.”
Only a few hours before, Priscilla had confirmed that Lisa Presley, daughter of the renowned rock star Elvis Presley, had been rushed to the hospital in critical condition earlier that same day.
As per a spokesperson for the fire department, paramedics from the County of Los Angeles were summoned to the Calabasas residence at 10:37 a.m., following a woman being discovered in full cardiac arrest.
She was transported to a nearby hospital in West Hills for the necessary medical attention and care as she recuperated.
Calabasas, approximately 30m (50 km) northwest of downtown LA, is nestled between the foothills of Santa Susanna and Santa Monica Mountains.
Initially, TMZ reported Presley’s hospitalization, which was later corroborated by People magazine.
Sentiments from Lisa’s Fans
Lisa Presley was present at the Golden Globe awards held on Tuesday to congratulate Austin Butler on his award for portraying her father in the drama “Elvis.” In a conversation with “Entertainment Tonight,” she described his performance as “astounding.”
Upon learning of Elvis Presley’s passing, Kristen Sainato and her husband were en route from Cleveland to Memphis. At Graceland’s main entrance, Sainato left a bouquet of flowers on the ground. She remarked, “Those are for Lisa.”
Lisa Marie Presley, she explained, was one of the last surviving relatives of her father.
“This has shaken everyone. Why? Why did it have to happen? Standing in front of the wall that encircles the former residence turned museum,” Sainato said, wiping tears from her eyes. “She deserved a healthy and fulfilling life.”
A Glimpse of Lisa’s Early Years
Lisa Marie, born in 1968, cemented her father’s musical legacy by pursuing a career in the music industry. The celebrity released three albums, with her debut album selling thousands of copies and garnering generally positive reviews.
The celebrity was also renowned for her high-profile relationships with Michael Jackson, Danny Keough, Nicholas Cage, Michael Lockwood, and others.
She had four children, one of whom was Riley Keough, an actor. In a recent article for People, Presley wrote about “the devastating reality” of her grief following her son’s suicide in 2020.
“Since I was nine years old, I have dealt with sudden deaths, sorrow, and loss. I’ve experienced much more of it than anyone would in a lifetime. Yet somehow I’ve managed to get this far,” she expressed in August.