On January 12, 2019, Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, passed away at the age of 54. Priscilla, 77, said in a statement, “It is with a heavy heart that I must deliver the devastating news that my beloved daughter Lisa Marie has left us.”
She was the most fervent, courageous, and loving lady I’ve ever met. Please respect our need for space as we mourn this great loss. Your support in thought and prayer is deeply appreciated. There will be no more remark at this time.
Lisa Marie and her mother went to the 2023 Golden Globes just days before she was admitted to the hospital. They witnessed Austin Butler, who played Elvis in the Baz Luhrmann movie of the same name, win an award for his performance.
After four marriages, Lisa Marie leaves behind three children from two of them. In 2020, her only child, Benjamin, passed away. Lisa Marie disclosed the “horrific reality” of grief’s “unrelenting grasp” in a People column from last year.
A representative for the estate in Memphis, Tennessee confirmed to TODAY in January that Lisa Marie’s three kids will receive Graceland. Since Lisa Marie’s father passed away when she was just nine years old, she has been living in the mansion he left her.
A tribute to Lisa Marie will also be unveiled at Graceland. A family spokeswoman added, “Riley, Harper, Finley, and Priscilla are appreciative for the support, well-wishes, and outpouring of love commemorating their beloved Lisa Marie.”
Read on to find out more of what Lisa Marie had to say about being a mother, her philosophy on raising her four children, and more.
Lisa Marie’s oldest kid is a 33-year-old woman named Riley Keough, who she had with her husband Danny Keough. Lisa Marie has twins with musician Michael Lockwood, with whom she was previously married, as well as Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.
As a seasoned performer, Riley will be included in the upcoming series “Daisy Jones and the Six” in a part that requires him to sing. Keough claimed that, despite following in her family’s footsteps into the entertainment industry, she was not brought up with an emphasis on fame.
Nylon Magazine interviewed Riley in 2016 after her breakout performance in “The Girlfriend Experience,” and she opened up about her mother’s approach to parenting.
She told me, “I don’t want you to become just another Hollywood starlet’s brat.” She was totally uninterested in having a party lifestyle. She paid it little mind at all. You could find it. It was common for us to be photographed when out and about, but it wasn’t until I was 15 that I actually picked up a tabloid.
During an appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2007, Riley and her mother gave their first broadcast interview. Lisa Marie was proud that her daughter had gone in a different direction than she had.
I didn’t want her to be in anyone’s shadow, where she felt threatened or like she had to prove herself, Lisa Marie told People. I always wanted them to be able to follow their dreams,’ she said of her kids.
Lisa Marie noted in a 2005 interview with People that she and her ex-husband Danny maintained a “civilised” approach to co-parenting. It’s a fantastic message to tell people that you don’t have to dump your problems on your kids just because you and their other parent aren’t together.
Maintaining your civility is still an option. At the time I had children with Danny, I realised he was someone with whom I could have a lifelong friendship. She later said, “I felt he would be a good father.
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The younger Keough child, Benjamin was the son of Lisa Marie and Danny Keough. Benjamin, age 27, was found dead from what appears to be a suicide in the year 2020.
A spokeswoman for Lisa Marie Presley told at the time, “(Lisa Marie Presley) is absolutely crushed, inconsolable, and beyond devastated but trying to be strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley.” She had a huge crush on him. The one and only love of her life was him.
Lisa Marie had shared a photo of her family of four on social media the year before her son’s tragic demise. She titled the monochrome family portrait, “Mama Lion with cubs.”
Instagram users pointed out the family resemblance between Benjamin and Elvis Presley Sr. in the comments. His mom did, too; in 2012, Lisa Marie told CMT that people at the Opry made a big deal out of their likeness to him.
He was the calm storm offstage at the Opry, she exclaimed. When he walked over there, everyone looked over. Everyone wanted to take a picture with him since the resemblance is so striking. Every time I look at him, I feel a surge of emotion.
Lisa Marie’s unrelenting memorials to her late son and honest accounts of her sadness after his passing.
She posted on Instagram the year he passed away, “My darling lovely angel, I worshipped the ground you trod on, on this planet and now in Heaven.” My very being followed you there.
Lisa Marie revealed a bond with her son through their tattoos in 2022, the same year she penned an essay about the “unrelenting” nature of grief for People.
In an Instagram post, she recalled how her kid and she had had identical foot tattoos on Mother’s Day some years prior.
She continued, “It’s a Celtic eternity knot.” This is a representation of our eternal bond with one another. We chose it with great care so that it would forever symbolise our undying affection for one another.
Harper And Finley Lockwood
Harper and Finley Lockwood were born to Lisa Marie and her ex-husband, guitarist Michael Lockwood, in October 2008. While still married, Lisa Marie described Lockwood as “the most understanding guy (she’s) ever encountered” in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Right now, both Harper and Finley are 14 years old.
Lisa Marie stated in an editorial for People that it was a “genuine choice to keep going” after the death of her son. As she explained in her writing, it was her daughters who encouraged her to keep going.
But I can’t stop thinking about my ladies. I carry on because my son made it abundantly apparent in his dying breath that protecting and caring for his younger sisters was his top priority. They loved him, and he loved them, unconditionally.
Lisa Marie shared a message with her kid in an Instagram post dedicated to him in 2020. The post focused on the things she thought she needed to do for her family.
She pleaded with him to be patient while she stayed to “guard and raise your tiny sisters and be here for Riley.”