Priscilla Presley Cause of Death: How Lisa Marie’s Mother is Coping with the Loss

The Tragic Death of Lisa Marie Presley

On January 12, 2023, the world was shocked by the news of Lisa Marie Presley’s death. The only daughter of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley was 54 years old when she passed away after being rushed to a hospital following an apparent cardiac arrest. She was the mother of four children, including Benjamin Keough, who killed himself in 2020.

The cause of her death was later revealed to be a complication from a prior weight-loss surgery that she underwent several years ago. According to CNN, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner stated that she died of a “sequelae of a small bowel obstruction”. This is a condition where the small intestine is blocked, often because of things like scar tissue, a hernia or cancer. Without surgery, it can cause bowel tissue to die or perforate, leading to death.

The medical examiner also found that she had therapeutic levels of oxycodone, quetapine metabolite and buprenorphine in her blood, but they were not contributory to her death. The manner of death was deemed natural.

Priscilla Presley’s Heartbreaking Statement

Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973, broke her silence on her daughter’s death in a statement released on January 13. She said that she and the Presley family were “shocked and devastated” by the tragic loss of their beloved Lisa Marie. She also thanked the fans and friends for their “outpouring of love and support”.

She added that Lisa Marie was “a beautiful soul who loved her family, music and life”. She said that she was proud of her daughter’s achievements as a singer and songwriter, as well as her humanitarian work. She also said that Lisa Marie was “a loving mother who adored her children more than anything”.

Priscilla Presley also revealed that she had spoken to Lisa Marie two days before her death, when she attended the Golden Globes. She said that they had a “wonderful” conversation and that Lisa Marie seemed “happy and upbeat”. She said that she had no idea that anything was wrong with her daughter.

“I still can’t believe it. There was something not right. I wish I had known. I wish I had been there for her,” Priscilla Presley said in an interview with CNN in August.

Lisa Marie Presley’s death also sparked a legal battle over her estate, which included Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion and other assets. According to MSN, Priscilla Presley filed a legal challenge to the validity of Lisa Marie’s will, arguing that she was unaware of a 2016 amendment that had ousted her as a trustee overseeing Lisa Marie’s estate.

The amendment named Benjamin Keough and Riley Keough, Lisa Marie’s children from her first marriage to Danny Keough, as co-trustees. Priscilla Presley claimed that the amendment was forged and that Lisa Marie never intended to remove her as a trustee.

The legal dispute was settled in May 2023, but the details were never made public. It is unclear how the estate will be divided among Lisa Marie’s heirs.

The Legacy of Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968, four days after her father’s 33rd birthday. She grew up in the spotlight as the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. She followed in her father’s footsteps as a musician and released three albums over the course of her career: To Whom It May Concern (2003), Now What (2005) and Storm & Grace (2012). She also collaborated with other artists such as Michael Jackson, whom she married in 1994 and divorced in 1996, and Elvis himself, whom she duetted with on a posthumous remix of his song “Don’t Cry Daddy” in 1997.

She was also well-known for her four high-profile marriages, to Danny Keough (1988-1994), Michael Jackson (1994-1996), Nicolas Cage (2002-2004) and Michael Lockwood (2006-2016). She had four children: Riley Keough (born 1989), Benjamin Keough (born 1992), Harper Lockwood (born 2008) and Finley Lockwood (born 2008).

She was also involved in various humanitarian causes, such as supporting children’s charities, raising awareness about Scientology and donating to disaster relief efforts.

Lisa Marie Presley will be remembered as a talented and compassionate woman who faced many challenges in her life but never gave up on her dreams. She will be missed by her family, friends and fans around the world.

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