Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, has died, People.com confirmed. She was 54 years old.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley shared in a statement to PEOPLE.
“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. At this time there will be no further comment.”
The singer/songwriter passed away on Thursday, January 12 after suffering full cardiac arrest at her Calabasas, California home.
TMZ was the first to report the news on Thursday, revealing that Lisa Marie had suffered possible cardiac arrest. The outlet stated that Lisa Marie Presley’s housekeeper found her unresponsive in her bedroom, where ex-husband, Danny Keough, administered CPR until the paramedics arrived on the scene. Keough, who lives with Lisa Marie Presley, was returning home with their children from school at the time.
PEOPLE shared that the 54-year-old mother of four was not breathing when the paramedics arrived to her home, so they performed CPR, while noting that she has “signs of life” and sent her to a local hospital for “immediate medical care.” She was later transported to a local hospital.
In an update shared by TMZ, Lisa Marie Presley went into “full [cardiac] arrest” and someone at the scene administered epinephrine at least one time to assist Presley in regaining a pulse, as stated by witnesses. Epinephrine is “a medication is used in emergencies to treat very serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs, or other substances,” according to WebMD.
The medical personnel were able to revive her pulse on the scene, according to reports.
It was later revealed that Lisa Marie was placed into a medically induced coma, where she was listed in critical condition on life support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Hours after Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital, her mother Priscilla took to Instagram to ask fans to pray for her daughter.
“My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care,” Priscilla, 77, said in a statement.
Her statement concluded, “Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time.”
On Tuesday (Jan. 10), Presley appeared at the 2023 Golden Globes in support of Austin Butler, who played her father in the blockbuster biopic, Elvis. The 54-year-old crashed Butler and his sister Ashley’s interview with Entertainment Tonight.
She called Butler’s portrayal of her father, Elvis Presley, “truly mind-blowing.” Lisa Marie Presley also praised the film for how it accurately brought father’s career to life.
“I really didn’t know what to do with myself after I saw it,” she recalled. “I had to take, like, five days to process it because it was so incredible and so spot on and just so authentic that, yeah, I can’t even describe what it meant.”
“I’m so excited,” she said ahead of the awards show, “and I hope he wins.”
Austin Butler ultimately took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama. During his acceptance speech at the coveted awards show, Butler graciously thanked Lisa Marie Presley and her mother, Priscilla Presley, who watched on from the crowd.
“Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me,” he told the mother/daughter pair. “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
Lisa Marie Presley is the only child of Elvis and Priscilla. She followed in her father’s footsteps as a singer and songwriter. She has released three albums, including To Whom It May Concern (2003), Now What (2005), as well as Storm & Grace (2012).
Presley also released several singles that didn’t appear on a project, including posthumous duets with her father.
The singer/songwriter was married to Danny Keough (1988-1994), Michael Jackson (1994-1996), Nicolas Cage (2002-2004), and Michael Lockwood (2006-2021). Presley shared two children with Keough, a late son named Benjamin (died in 2020) and a daughter named Riley, as well as twins, Finley and Harper, with ex-husband Lockwood.
Lisa Marie made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2012 in support of her Storm & Grace album. In a 2012 interview with Billboard, she shared her excitement over being accepted in Music City.
“I have been so blown away at the reception. It’s been so warm and incredible coming here. I feel really at ease,” she said. “To be in a place that appreciates singer-songwriters is an incredible experience. That doesn’t happen so much in Los Angeles. It’s been overwhelming. I feel very honored and lucky.”
She has also embarked on several headlining tours, including the S.O.B. Tour (2003-2004), Now What Tour (2005-2006) and the Storm & Grace Tour (2014).