Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of music legend Elvis, has passed away aged 54, her mother has announced in a statement this morning.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley’s statement read.
The singer was rushed to hospital on Thursday afternoon US time, with local media reporting that she had suffered a full cardiac arrest.
Lisa Marie was at home in Calabasas, California when she was discovered. She was said to be unresponsive, sources have revealed.
“She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known,” Priscilla Presley said in her statement.
“We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss.”
There was no information given at this time regarding the cause of death.
TMZ have reported that Lisa Marie had gone into a full cardiac arrest, before someone in the vicinity gave her an injection of epinephrine – commonly referred to as adrenaline – in an attempt to revive her.
Elvis and Priscilla welcomed Lisa Marie in 1968, who was just 9 when her father passed away in 1977 at the age of 42.
She embarked upon a career in music, following in her father’s footsteps as a singer and releasing three albums in total.
Her 2003 debut studio album “To Whom It May Concern” was a hit, with both strong sales and decent reviews, reaching number 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the US.
Four high-profile marriages, firstly to musician Danny Keough, then to the King of Pop Michael Jackson, as well as the Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage, and musician Michael Lockwood, all contributed to the massive media interest in Lisa Marie over the years.
Lisa Marie and Michael Jackson wed in 1994, just 20 days after finalizing her divorce from Keogh.
Her first marriage with Danny Keough resulted in two children, her actress daughter Riley Keough, and son Benjamin Keough. Benjamin sadly took his own life at the age of 27 in 2020.
Her fourth marriage with Michael Lockwood saw Lisa become mom to fraternal twin girls Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood.
Lisa Marie was at the Golden Globes Awards on Tuesday evening in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
She was joined by her mother Priscilla Presley at the ceremony, who both cried when Austin Butler was awarded Best Actor for his role playing her father in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis”.
The young actor praised the Presley family during his speech, thanking them for their help with making the movie.
“Thank you guys, thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me,” Butler said. “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”