The singer-songwriter was taken to the hospital on Jan. 12 after suffering a medical emergency.
Singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, has died. She was 54.
NBC News confirmed the singer died on Jan. 12 after experiencing a medical emergency.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” her mother, Priscilla Presley, confirmed in a statement. “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.”
Earlier that day, NBC News reported that the Los Angeles County Fire Department and deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station received a call about a woman near the 5900 block of Normandy Drive in Calabasas who was not breathing.
Officials confirmed to NBC News that they treated the woman at her home before placing her in an ambulance and taking her to a nearby hospital.
Priscilla Presley spoke out about Lisa Marie Presley’s medical emergency on Facebook and asked for prayers for her daughter and family. She also said her daughter was “receiving the best care.”
“My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital,” the 77-year-old actor said on Jan. 12. “We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time.”
Lisa Marie Presley was a musician who released three albums throughout her career, starting in 2003 with her debut pop rock release “To Whom It May Concern.”
Her final album, “Storm & Grace,” was released in May 2012.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lisa Marie Presley was just 9 years old when her father died in 1977. She was the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, making her an heir to his estate.
Her last public appearance was earlier this week on Jan. 10 at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. She was there with her mom to cheer on Austin Butler, who won a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama, motion picture for his portrayal of the “Suspicious Minds” singer in Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 musical drama.
Lisa Marie Presley had previously gushed about Butler’s performance on social media multiple times. She also attended special screenings of the biopic with her family, including one at Graceland.
In May 2022, she returned to Instagram to discuss the film following a break from the public eye after her son, Benjamin Presley, died by suicide at the age of 27 in 2020.
“I do want to take a moment to let you know that I have seen Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Elvis’ twice now, and let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite,” she said at the time.”
She added, “Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully.
“In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)”
Lisa Marie Presley also said she was “moved to tears” as she watched her three children — 33-year-old daughter Riley Keough and 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley — see a depiction of their grandfather on the big screen.
“All 3 visibly overwhelmed in the best way possible way, and so filled with pride about their grandfather and his legacy in a way that I have not previously experienced. It breaks my heart that my son isn’t here to see it. He would have absolutely loved it as well,” she wrote.
A couple of months later, she penned an emotional guest essay for People where she opened up about mourning the loss of her son.
In honor of National Grief Awareness Day, Lisa Marie Presley shared how she has “been living in the horrific reality” of her son’s death to help those also dealing with a painful loss.
“Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe,” she explained. “You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.”
She said, “Nothing, absolutely NOTHING takes away the pain, but finding support can sometimes help you feel a little bit less alone.”
Lisa Marie Presley shared Riley and Benjamin with ex-husband Danny Keough, and her twin daughters with former spouse Michael Lockwood. She was also married to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.
Priscilla Presley arrives at LA hospital after Lisa Marie’s cardiac arrest
Priscilla Presley rushed to her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s side after the 54-year-old went into cardiac arrest Thursday.
The ex-wife of rock icon Elvis Presley was photographed arriving at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Los Angeles after Lisa Marie suffered a medical emergency at her home in Calabasas, Calif., earlier in the day.
Priscila, 77, was seen making a quick dash to the entrance as she spoke with an unidentified male.
She was dressed in all dark colors with a plum shirt, black sweater, black pants and a black face mask.
Although most of her face was covered, her eyes appeared to show a stern and concerned look.
The Presley matriarch told The Post on Thursday, “My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital.
“She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers.”
She added, “We feel the prayers from around the world and ask for privacy at this time.”
At the time, Lisa Marie had been placed in a medically-induced coma, and according to TMZ, was in critical condition.
She has since died, her mom confirmed.
More family members were also seen arriving at the hospital to show their support.
Ben Smith-Petersen, who is married to Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough, was spotted Thursday consoling relatives outside of the entrance.
The stuntman, who was pictured in a trucker hat and casual navy blue outfit, gave warm hugs to other loved ones upon his arrival.
Earlier on Thursday, TMZ reported that paramedics had to perform CPR on Lisa Marie and administer epinephrine to her after her heart stopped beating suddenly.
The medics were, fortunately, able to revive her and get a pulse, before they transported the “Lights Out” singer to the hospital.
On Tuesday evening, Lisa Marie was seen out in public, as she stepped out with Priscilla to support Austin Butler for his 2023 Golden Globe nomination for his role in “Elvis.”
However, TMZ reported Thursday that the singer-songwriter had been complaining about stomach pains on the morning of the award show.
It is unclear if those medical issues are related to her cardiac arrest.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY CALLS FOR PRAYER AFTER DAUGHTER LISA MARIE PRESLEY DIES AT 54
On Jan 12, 2023, Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, died after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 54.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement. “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.”
The news came after Priscilla Presley confirmed that Lisa was rushed to the hospital earlier in the day on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Lisa Marie had attended the Golden Globes, witnessing actor Austin Butler’s award for his portrayal of her father in ELVIS.
“I really didn’t know what to do with myself after I saw it,” she told ET of ELVIS. “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.”
Just days before that, she was in Memphis, Tennessee, at Graceland — the mansion where Elvis lived — to celebrate her father’s birth anniversary on Jan. 8.
Presley had recently written an essay where she discussed the loss of her son Benjamin Keough by suicide in 2020. Presley is also the mother of actor Riley Keough and twin daughters.
“I’ve dealt with death, grief and loss since the age of 9 years old. I’ve had more than anyone’s fair share of it in my lifetime and somehow, I’ve made it this far,” she wrote in the article, published by PEOPLE.
“I keep going because my son made it very clear in his final moments that taking care of his little sisters and looking out for them were on the forefront of his concerns and his mind. He absolutely adored them and they him,” she added.
Country star Larry Gatlin, who knew Presley’s father, shared that he was “praying” for the Presley family in this time.
“The children of famous people often have a tough road to go, but all of us… we are kind of in a jam as a world, as a country,” he said. “I think its kind of time to circle around and hug each other and pray for each other. Nothing we can say can make them feel any better, but we say it anyway because our hearts have compassion for these folks.”
He added: “The Gatlins are praying for the Presleys and wishing that God’s peace and comfort comes to them.”
Lisa Marie grew up around the Christian faith.
Priscilla previously attended the Movieguide® Awards Gala and spoke openly about how she and Elvis incorporated faith in their lives.
“I mean he grew up with gospel music, grew up going to church, and I think that’s something that people have known for a long time, how religious he and his family were. So that really is his roots. Truly,” Priscilla told Movieguide®.
Priscilla Presley Says Daughter Lisa Marie Is Receiving the ‘Best Care’ After Hospitalization
The singer was hospitalized after collapsing at home in Calabasas, PEOPLE confirmed on Tuesday
Priscilla Presley is asking that fans keep her daughter Lisa Marie Presley in their prayers after she was rushed to the hospital Thursday.
“My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers,” Priscilla, 77, said in a statement to PEOPLE.
She continued, “We feel the prayers from around the world and ask for privacy at this time.”
EMTs responded to the singer’s home in Calabasas, California on Thursday for a possible cardiac arrest, just two days after Presley attended the 2023 Golden Globes with mom Priscilla Presley and Elvis star Austin Butler.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to PEOPLE that paramedics responded to the 5900 block of Normandy drive in Calabasas to treat a 54-year-old woman who was not breathing. When they arrived, the paramedics began CPR and, upon noting the patient had “signs of life,” transferred the woman to a local hospital for “immediate medical care.”
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the unit was dispatched to the address for a cardiac arrest call.
Paramedics were reportedly able to regain a pulse before Presley, 54, was taken to the hospital, though her condition remains unclear.
The star — who is the only child of rock icon Elvis Presley — posed for photos at the Golden Globes alongside Priscilla and Butler, who took home a win for playing Elvis in the Baz Luhrmann film of the same name.
Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough recently praised her mom to PEOPLE, calling her an “inspiration” and “a very strong, smart woman.”
“I was raised by somebody who did their own thing and didn’t really care what other people thought. She was definitely inspirational to me,” said Keough, 33, who will soon star in the Amazon Prime series Daisy Jones & the Six, based on the hit novel.
Priscilla Presley Says Daughter Lisa Marie Is ‘Receiving the Best Care’ After Cardiac Arrest, Asks for Prayers
The 54-year-old daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was hospitalized on Thursday morning (Jan. 12).
Priscilla Presley has spoken out following news that her daughter, Lisa Marie, was hospitalized on Thursday (Jan. 12).
“My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care,” Priscilla wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. “Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time.”
Los Angeles County paramedics arrived at a Calabasas home at 10:37 a.m. following a report of a woman in full cardiac arrest, a spokesperson for the fire department told Associated Press, as was initially reported by TMZ. Paramedics The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department also added that paramedics performed CPR and “determined the patient had signs of life” before transferring her to the hospital.
Earlier this week, on Tuesday (Jan. 10), the 54-year-old daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley attended the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards with her mother and Austin Butler, who portrayed her father in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. The actor took home the award for best actor in a drama motion picture.
“Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me,” Butler told Lisa Marie and Priscilla during his acceptance speech. “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
She also celebrated her father’s birthday on Jan. 8 in Memphis, Tennessee, at Graceland — the mansion where Elvis lived.
Lisa Marie Presley’s life growing up with Elvis and Priscilla in her own words
Lisa Marie Presley died on Thursday, Jan. 12, after she was transported to the hospital following a possible cardiac arrest
Lisa Marie Presley, who died on Jan. 12, lived most of her life under the public eye as the singer was the sole daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley. But growing up with the King of Rock ‘n Roll as her father made things “very exciting,” she said.
“He’d always wake me up to sing in the middle of the night, get on the table and sing,” Lisa Marie recalled during an interview on Good Morning America in 2009, People reported. “I remember him as my dad, but he was a very exciting dad.”
The iconic couple had Lisa nine months after their wedding, and she was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on Feb. 1, 1968.
Her time with Elvis in the home was fun, she explained, as she recalled during an interview with The Associated Press in 2012 that he would ride her around on golf carts through the neighborhood.
She also recalled seeing his extravagant entrances as he came down the stairs.
“He was always fully, fully geared up. You’d never see him in his pajamas coming down the steps, ever,” she told the outlet in 2012. “You’d never see him in anything but ‘ready to be seen’ attire.”
Her parents divorced, however, in 1973, when Lisa Marie was 4, and she and her mother moved to Los Angeles.
It was out West where Lisa Marie met Michael Jackson during one of her father’s Las Vegas concerts when she was 7. She and the King of Pop later married.
Elvis died years later, in August 1977. He was 42.
She stayed at Graceland that night and recalled kissing her father goodnight before he collapsed and never recovered. She found him the next morning on the bathroom floor.
“I just had a feeling,” she told Rolling Stone in 2003. “He wasn’t doing well. All I know is I had it (a feeling), and it happened. I was obsessed with death at a very early age.”
His death made her the joint heir to his estate, and, when her grandfather, Vernon Presley and great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley passed away in 1979 and 1980, she became the sole heir to the Graceland residence.
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, dies at 54
LOS ANGELES — Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, who helped oversee her famous father’s estate and pursued a music career of her own, has died. She was 54.
Priscilla Presley confirmed her daughter’s death in a statement Thursday evening.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Presley said in a statement provided to the Associated Press. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Lisa Marie Presley suffered cardiac arrest at a home near Calabasas Thursday. A source familiar with the incident told the Los Angeles Times she collapsed and had trouble breathing.
Emergency personnel responded to a 10:37 a.m. call at a home off Las Virgenes Road, L.A. County Fire Dept. Capt. Sheila Kelliher confirmed to The Times. Presley was then transported to West Hills Hospital.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, on Feb. 1, 1968, Presley lived most of her life in the spotlight. Her father’s fans closely followed the details of her birth, and tabloids documented her romances with high-profile husbands including musician Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage, among others.
An only child, Presley spent her childhood youth between two households — her father’s Graceland mansion in Memphis and her mother’s home in Los Angeles — after they divorced in October 1973.
When her father died of cardiac arrythmia on Aug. 16, 1977, Presley became the only heir to his massive estate, including his beloved Tennessee home. Her mother, as executor, co-founded Elvis Presley Enterprises, which helped turn Graceland from an overgrown burden to a lucrative tourist attraction.
“I appreciate that I can have that part of my life always stay the same,” Lisa Marie told 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 sa small, private ceremony at the Church of Scientology’s Hollywood headquarters. They welcomed daughter Riley Keough and son Benjamin Keough before divorcing in 1994.
Before their separation Presley became eligible to receive her father’s fortune in 1993. Instead of inheriting the funds, she created the Elvis Presley Trust to continue the management of his estate alongside multiple trustees, according to Graceland.
During her days overseeing the Elvis Presley Trust and Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc., Presley married into music royalty. In 1994, she wed the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, 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 told Oprah Winfrey back then. They divorced in 1996.
Six years later came another high-profile, but short-lived romance. In 2002, she wed actor Nicolas Cage in Hawaii. They divorced in 2004, the same year Presley sold a major portion of the estate in a deal worth approximately $100 million.
Her fourth and final marriage was to guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood in 2006. In 2008 Presley welcomed twin girls, Harper and Finley, with her fellow “Storm & Grace” musician.
The couple divorced in 2016, and in her divorce papers, Presley announced she was $16 million in debt. Two years later she filed a $100-million lawsuit against former business manager Barry Siegel for mismanaging her finances.
When it came to music, Presley looked to define her own path.
She released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003 at age 35 — old by the youth-centric standards of pop music. Yet the LP, which she made in part with veteran pop producer and songwriter Glen Ballard, made a creative virtue of her years of life experience, with starkly phrased songs about her complicated family history and the disillusioning aspects of celebrity.
“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 top 5 showing on the Billboard 200 chart and gold-certified sales of more than 500,000 copies.
“I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this record,” Presley told The Times in 2003. “I wanted people to know who I am based on my music, not on what they read in the tabloids.”
Presley, who identified Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” as a songwriting inspiration, released a follow-up album, “Now What,” in 2005, led by a knowing cover version of Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry.” Her third (and final) studio LP came out in 2012: “Storm & Grace,” a rootsier, more stripped-down effort produced by T Bone Burnett that evoked memories of her father’s earliest recordings at Memphis’ Sun Studio.
She was seen in public as recently as Tuesday when she attended the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, where she joined actor Austin Butler during a red-carpet interview. Butler later won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama for playing Presley’s father in Baz Luhrmann’s recent film, “Elvis.”
Los Angeles Times staff writers Christie D’Zurilla, Richard Winton, Christi Carras and Mikael Wood contributed to this report.