Lisa Marie Presley, the 54-year-old daughter of Elvis Presley, died on Jan. 12 at a hospital after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at her home in the Calabassas/Agoura Hills area. Her mother, Priscilla Presley, confirmed the death in a statement, saying, “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.”
Earlier in the day, Priscilla Presley confirmed on her Facebook page that her daughter had been rushed to a hospital. Within two hours, more than 12,000 comments from around the globe and prayers for Lisa Marie’s recovery had been logged on the page.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department told City News Service that crews responded at 10:37 a.m. to a home in the 5000 block of Normandy Drive on a report of a woman in her mid-50s suffering a cardiac arrest. The patient was taken to a hospital at 11:17 a.m. in unknown condition.
The news site TMZ, which broke the story, reported that paramedics were able to regain a pulse while working on Presley at her home, prior to taking her to a hospital. Citing sources close to the family, TMZ reported that a housekeeper found Lisa Marie Presley in her bedroom at the home she was sharing with her ex- husband, Danny Keough. According to TMZ, Keough returned home at about the same time and administered CPR until paramedics arrived.
Presley is survived by three children, including actress Riley Keough. Her son, Benjamin Keough, took his own life at the age of 27 in 2020.
With City News Service