Lisa Marie Presley performs on stage at the Triple Door Theater on August 28, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo: Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
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Lisa Marie Presley – the only child of Elvis Presley – died Thursday after being hospitalized the same day, her mother said in a statement. The singer was 54 years old.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement Thursday. “She was the most passionate, strong, and loving woman I’ve ever known.”
The announcement comes just hours after Priscilla Presley confirmed that Lisa Marie Presley had been rushed to hospital on Thursday.
Los Angeles County EMTs were dispatched to a home in Calabasas at 10:37 a.m. after a woman was reported in complete cardiac arrest, according to Craig Little, a spokesman for the county fire department. Property records show that Presley lived at this address.
Paramedics arrived about six minutes later, Little said. A subsequent statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said paramedics performed CPR and “determined that the patient showed signs of life” before immediately taking her to a hospital in nearby West Hills.
The city of Calabasas lies at the foothills of the Santa Monica and Santa Susanna Mountains, approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The news of Presley’s hospitalization was first reported by TMZ and later confirmed by People magazine.
Presley, 54, attended the Golden Globes on Tuesday to celebrate the Austin Butler Award for playing her father in Elvis. She called his performance “stunning” during an “Entertainment Tonight” red carpet interview.
“I really didn’t know what to do with myself after seeing this,” she told ET of the Baz Luhrmann film. “It took me like five days to process it because it was so amazing, so accurate and so genuine that yeah, I can’t even describe what it meant.”
Just days earlier, she was in Memphis, Tennessee at Graceland – the mansion where Elvis lived – to celebrate her father’s birthday on January 8.
Presley recently wrote an essay published in People about the “horrifying reality” of her grief over the 2020 suicide of her son Benjamin Keough. Presley is also the mother of actor Riley Keough and twin daughters.
“I have been dealing with death, grief and loss since I was 9 years old. I’ve been through more in my life than anyone else and somehow I’ve made it this far,” she wrote in August.