Lisa Marie Presley to Be Laid to Rest at Graceland With Her Father and Son
Lisa Marie Presley died at age 54 after she was rushed to the hospital on Jan. 12, People confirmed. The outlet reported that paramedics responded to her home earlier that day for a possible cardiac arrest. TMZ was the first to break the news of her hospitalization, reporting that EMTs performed CPR at her house in Calabasas, CA, before taking her to the emergency room.
Lisa Marie's mom, Priscilla Presley, released a statement on Twitter asking for prayers following her daughter's hospitalization. "My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care," she wrote on Jan. 12. "Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time."
That same day, she then shared another statement with People confirming her daughter's death. "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," said Priscilla. "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."
On Jan. 13, a representative for Lisa Marie's daughter Riley Keough, 33, confirmed to Deadline that Lisa Marie — who is survived by Riley and twin daughters Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14 — will be laid to rest at Graceland, next to her son Benjamin Keough — who died by suicide in July 2020 at age 27. Lisa Marie's father, Elvis — who died on Aug. 16, 1977 — and other members of her family are also buried at the cemetery behind the Graceland house. A public service for Lisa Marie will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m. on the front lawn at Graceland Mansion, per the Graceland website.
News of Lisa Marie's death came just two days after she attended the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, where Austin Butler won best actor in a drama for portraying her famous father in "Elvis." In his acceptance speech, Butler paid tribute to the rock 'n' roll icon and his family by telling them, "Thank you guys. Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever."
He also honored Lisa Marie after her death in a statement to Variety, published on Jan. 13, that reads, "My heart is completely shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper and Priscilla at the tragic and unexpected loss of Lisa Marie. I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her warmth, her love and her authenticity will always be remembered."
Lisa Marie and Priscilla, whom Butler took to the 2022 Met Gala, both praised the actor's "Elvis" performance, with the former tweeting back in May, "Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father's heart & soul beautifully." In another post, she added, "In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn't get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)"