Lisa Marie Presley Dead at 54
Lisa Marie Presley has died at age 54 after she was rushed to the hospital on Thursday, People confirmed. The outlet reported that paramedics responded to her home earlier that day for a possible cardiac arrest. TMZ was the first to break the news of her hospitalization, reporting that EMTs performed CPR at her house in Calabasas, CA, before taking her to the emergency room.
Presley’s mom, Priscilla Presley, released a statement on Twitter asking for prayers following her daughter’s hospitalization. “My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care,” she wrote on Jan. 12. “Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time.”
She then shared another statement with People that same day confirming her daughter’s death. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” said Priscilla. “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.”
Presley is survived by daughter Riley Keough, 33, and twin daughters Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14. Her father, Elvis Presley, died on Aug. 16, 1977, when she was just 9 years old. Lisa’s son, Benjamin Keough, died by suicide in July 2020 at age 27.
News of Presley’s death comes just two days after she attended the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, where Austin Butler won best actor in a drama for portraying the Presley’s famous father in “Elvis.” In his acceptance speech, Butler paid tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll icon and his family by telling them, “Thank you guys. Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
Lisa and Priscilla, whom Butler took to the 2022 Met Gala, have praised the actor’s performance, with the former tweeting back in May, “Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart & soul beautifully.” In another post, she added, “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.)”