Elvis Presley’s only daughter Lisa Marie Presley, who had a turbulent life that included a music career, died on Thursday at the age of 54.
According to Variety, a family statement reads: “Priscilla Presley’s family is shocked and devasted by the tragic loss of Lisa Marie.” They are deeply grateful for everyone’s support, love, and prayers, and request privacy during this difficult time.
Just hours earlier, Presley’s mother confirmed that she had been rushed to the hospital. Presley suffered cardiac arrest while at home in Calabasas. The L.A. County Fire Dept. was informed. Rolling Stone confirmed. Presley was present at the Golden Globes with her mother, Priscilla. There, Austin Butler, who portrayed Elvis, won the Golden Globes for Best Actor In a Motion Picture – Drama. During his acceptance speech, Butler stated, “Lisa Marie Priscilla. I love you forever.”
“She was the most passionate, strong, and loving woman that I ever knew. As we grieve, we ask for your privacy. We are grateful for your prayers and love. She stated that there would be no further comment at this point,” she told American magazine.
According to People the singer-songwriter experienced a cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home on Thursday.
Graceland was her inheritance after her grandfather, father, and great-grandmother died. She also received Elvis Presley’s entire estate when she was 25 years old. Graceland was hers, but she sold 85 percent of it to Industrial Media, which estimated its value at USD100 million when she inherited.
In 2003, Lisa Marie Presley released “To Whom it May Concern”, her debut album as a singer/songwriter. It was the inspiration for “Lights Out”, and it was given gold status for more than 500,000 sales. Her second album, “Now What,” featured 10 songs she co-wrote. One of them was a Ramones rendition of “Here Today and Gone Tomorrow”. Both Capitol Records albums debuted in the Billboard 200’s top 10.
T Bone Burnett, a roots rocker, produced her third album in collaboration with Simon Fuller’s XIX Recordings. The well-received “Storm & Grace” was released by Republic Records on 2012. Lisa Marie Presley performed the title track of “You Ain’t Seen Anything Yet” at Memphis’ illustrious Sun Studios for promotional purposes.
She has collaborated with her father on “In the Ghetto”, an Elvis Presley song, as well as a duet with Pat Benatar at the VH1 Divas Duets charity concert.