“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter, Lisa Marie, has left us,” Priscilla confirmed in a statement to People Thursday night.
“She was the most compassionate, 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.”
Thursday morning, it was Presley He was rushed to the hospital for a possible heart attack. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to PEOPLE that paramedics responded to the 5,900 block Normandy Campaign in Calabasas to treat a woman in her 50s who was not breathing. Upon arrival, the paramedics began CPR and, upon noticing that the patient had “signs of life,” took the woman to a local hospital for “immediate medical attention.”
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A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the unit was dispatched to the address for a cardiac arrest call.
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 1, 1968, exactly nine months after Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding. Lisa Marie briefly grew up in the area Before moving to Los Angeles at the age of four with her mother after her parents divorced in 1973.
Elvis died in August 1977 when Lisa Marie was 9 years old, making her the co-heir to his estate along with grandfather Vernon Presley and great-grandmother Minnie Mae Hood Presley. After their deaths in 1979 and 1980, she became the sole heiress and also inherited her father’s Graceland residence.
Lisa Marie recalled her time with Elvis On Good morning America in 2009. “I remember him as my dad, but he was a very hot dad.”
In October 1988, Lisa Marie married Danny Keogh, a Chicago-based musician, with whom she welcomed two children: a daughter Riley In 1989 and son Benjamin in 1992. After five and a half years of marriage, the couple divorced in May 1994.
Less than a month later, she married the singer Michael Jackson, whom she first met at one of her late father’s Las Vegas concerts when she was seven years old and the King of Pop was still a member of the Jackson Five. “I I love Michael very muchI dedicate my life to be his wife. I understand and support him,” I read a statement from Lisa Marie at the time. We are both looking forward to raising a family. ”
Two years later, Lisa Marie and Jackson ended their relationship.
“The only thing that relates to Michael and my dad on this subject is that they had it The luxury of creating whatever reality around them they want to create,” I told Oprah Winfrey During a 2016 interview, according to HuffPost. “They can have the kinds of people who will or won’t go with their program. If they don’t, they can be eliminated.”
In 2000, Lisa Marie became engaged to Hawaiian-born musician John Usayka, although the relationship ended when she met actor Nicolas Cage. at a birthday party To Johnny Ramone in the year 2000, when he Separated from Patricia Arquette.
after two years, Lisa Marie and Cage got married during a secret ceremony in Hawaii On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Elvis’ death. However, less than four months after their wedding, the couple announced that they had separated.
“I’m sad about this, but we shouldn’t have gotten married in the first place,” Lisa Marie said in a statement from her publicist, Paul Bloch.
Her fourth marriage came in 2006 to Michael Lockwood, to which Lisa Marie welcomed her twins, Harper and Finlay, two years later. Then, Lisa Marie filed for divorce in June 2016. [The divorce was finalized in 2021.] Since their separation, the two have been embroiled in an ongoing custody battle over their children.
Talking to Healthy life In 2014, Lisa Marie described herself as “Fiercely protective“From her children. I just smother them with love,” she said. “They are my priority. That’s what I do. That’s what matters most to me. I keep them close to me and make sure they’re happy and healthy.”
In 2020, Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin committed suicide on July 12, which would have been his 28th birthday. She wrote on Instagram shortly after his death: “My beautiful sweet angel, I worshiped the earth you walk on, on this earth and now in heaven.” “My heart and soul went with you. The depth of pain is stifling and bottomless without you every moment of every day.”
She has been open about her grief in the years since, Post a birthday greetings to Benjamin And write an emotional essay for people in 2022 about loss.
“It’s a real choice to keep going, one that I have to make every single day and one that is always challenging to say the least… But I keep going for my girlsWritten in honor of National Grief Awareness Day. I keep working because my son has made it clear in his final moments that caring for and looking after his little sisters is top of his mind. He absolutely adored them and they are him.”
As a recording artist, Lisa Marie has released three albums: 2003 To whom it May concernwhich became certified gold for over 500,000 units sold in the United States, as well as in 2005. so what and 2012 Storm and grace.
Lisa Marie was also a dedicated philanthropist, having long oversaw the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which benefits homeless families and provides rent-free housing, child day care, and other services to families in need. I also worked with Oprah Winfrey‘s angel network To provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Katrina, as well as The Dream Factory to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities.