Lisa Marie Presley

Remembering the daughter of Elvis


On January 12, Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Priscilla and Elvis Presley, passed away at the age of 54. That Thursday morning, Presley was rushed to the hospital as a result of a potential cardiac arrest. A particular sad aspect is that she died only a couple of days after proudly watching Austin Butler win the Golden Globe for his role as Elvis in the critically acclaimed biopic. Priscilla Presley released a statement that morning and expressed her love for her incredible daughter and her impact on the world. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. 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.” Lisa Marie Presley followed in her father’s footsteps and became a singer/songwriter with three different albums that all had multiple songs to reach the top 20 and top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Much of her music was indie and rock, reminiscent of her father’s popular style and she certainly did succeed at maintaining Elvis’s legacy of pioneering the pop and rock ‘n’ roll industry. Not only that, but Lisa Marie Presley also helped establish the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation which provides rent-free housing, child day care, career and financial counseling, and other tools which help people learn how to overcome homelessness. Presley became Elvis’s sole heir and inherited all of Graceland which was where a funeral service took place for her on January 22. More than a thousand people gathered on the lawn of Graceland to honor the incredible life of Lisa Marie Presley. According to Billboard, there were many moving musical performances by famous artists such as Alanis Morissette, lead singer Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses, and The Blackwood Brothers. Many close friends and family gave beautiful tributes about Lisa Marie Presley and the indelible impact she had on the people around her. After the service, mourners were able to walk through Graceland’s Meditation Garden, where she was laid to rest in an above-ground grave next to her son Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020, and alongside her grandparents and great grandmother. She is survived by her daughters Finley Lockwood, Harper Lockwood, and Riley Keough who is an actress.