The only child of music legend Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley preceded her son Benjamin Keough in death and is survived by three children, all daughters.
Presley died on January 12, 2023 at the age of 54, according to a statement from her mother, Priscilla Presley, to the Associated Press.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the devastating news that our beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has passed away,” Priscilla Presley told the AP. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
According to TMZ, Lisa Marie Presley went into complete cardiac arrest at her home and was rushed to the hospital, where she was placed on life support and then died.
Lisa Marie Presley has been divorced four times, including from pop star Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage. She had children with two of her husbands, Danny Keough and Michael Lockwood.
Here’s what you need to know:
According to TMZ, on July 12, 2020, Lisa Marie Presley lost her only son, who closely resembled her famous father. According to the KTLA, he died of suicide at the age of 27.
Danny Keough, her first husband, was Benjamin’s father, according to Biography.com.
Sharing her grief in an essay on her son’s tragic death in People magazine, Presley wrote, “Death is part of life, whether we like it or not, and so is grief. There is so much to learn and understand on this subject, but so far this is what I know: one thing is that grief in no way stops or goes away a year or years after the loss.”
She wrote in the People Magazine essay: “You may feel stigmatized and perhaps judged in some way as to why this tragic loss occurred. This is magnetized by a million if you are the parent of a deceased child. No matter how old they were. No matter the circumstances.”
Presley wrote in the journal article:
Her last Instagram post from August 2022 was part of this story.
Lisa Marie once sang lyrics for her son that read, “Stop moving so fast and then take your foot off the gas.” My heart can’t take it, your storm and your grace,” Country Rebel reported.
Presley’s eldest daughter’s IMDb profile states that she was born Danielle Riley Keough. She began modeling for Dolce & Gabbana as a teenager and appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine with her mother and grandmother, reports IMDb.
The IMDb profile states that Keough was born in Santa Monica, California to Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough Presley’s first husband. In 2015, she married Ben Smith-Petersen, reports IMDb.
In May 2020, Riley Keough wrote on Instagram, sharing a picture of Lisa Marie Presley: “Happy Mother’s Day Mom ❤️🌻”
Riley Keough is also an actress who has starred in the lead role The runaways, The good doctor, Jack & Dianaand Magic Mikeaccording to IMDb.
Presley had twin daughters with her last husband, Michael Lockwood. According to IMDb, their names are Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood.
In 2021, Lisa Marie Presley shared a photo of her with her three daughters on Instagram and wrote, “Thank you for all the overwhelming birthday wishes from everyone. Like every day, I couldn’t have done it without these three by my side.”
Lockwood and Presley’s divorce got ugly. In 2017, Priscilla Presley was taking care of the twins, according to People Magazine.
On Facebook, Priscilla denied the children were placed in foster care.
She wrote: “There is a lot of confusion, excitement and concern from all the talk that is going around. Let me stop that…the girls weren’t in foster care and never will be. The girls were with me and will be until this is all sorted out.”
In a 2019 Instagram photo showing her son and daughters, Lisa Marie Presley wrote, “Mom lion with cubs.”
According to Biography.com, Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, the only daughter of Elvis and his only wife, Priscilla Presley.
“Presley dropped out of junior high and began abusing illegal drugs. Presley later turned to music for solace and released her first album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003,” Biography.com reported of Lisa Marie.
Lisa Marie was only 9 years old when Elvis died, Biography.com reported.