Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, died on Thursday (Jan. 12) after a medical emergency and a brief hospitalization. She was 54.
The news was confirmed by Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley, in a statement. Priscilla had tweeted earlier in the day that Lisa Marie had been rushed to the hospital.
As the daughter of one of the biggest stars in American history, Lisa Marie grew up around the music business. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on Feb. 1, 1968, nine months to the day after her parents’ wedding.
After Elvis and Priscilla divorced in 1973, Lisa Marie lived with her mother in Los Angeles, but frequently visited her father at Graceland in Memphis. She was nine years old when her father died in August of 1977.
On her 25th birthday, Lisa Marie inherited the Graceland estate, which had grown to an estimated $100 million. She sold 85% of her father’s estate in 2004.
Lisa Marie married actor Danny Keough in 1988. They had two children together, Benjamin and Riley Keough before divorcing in 1994. She then famously married iconic performer Michael Jackson, to whom she was married to until 1996.
She then married actor Nicolas Cage in 2002, around the time that she began her own musical career. Lisa Marie released her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, on April 8, 2003. The album hit No. 5 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was certified Gold.
After divorcing from Cage in 2004, Lisa Marie returned with her second album, Now What, in 2005. Presley co-wrote the project’s 10 songs and recorded covers of Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry” and the Ramones’ “Here Today and Gone Tomorrow.”
Lisa Marie married guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood in 2006. The two stayed together until 2021 and had twin girls, Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood.
She released her third album, Storm & Grace, in 2012. The bluesy-country project was produced by T Bone Burnett. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Aug. 21, 2012 and visited various offices on Music Row to promote the album. Lisa Marie remained a friend to Nashville.
Lisa Marie was struck by tragedy in 2020 when her son Benjamin Keough, died by suicide. Earlier this month, People magazine published an essay from Lisa Marie for National Grief Awareness Day.
Elvis Presley and his family’s story was recently celebrated by the Baz Luhrmann 2022 film Elvis. The project was heralded by the Presley family, with different members of the family often praising how accurate Luhrmann and actor Austin Butler’s depiction of the icon was.
Lisa Marie attended the 80th Golden Globe Awards two days prior to her death with her mother to celebrate nominations for the Elvis film.
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