The representative says Lisa Marie Presley will be buried next to her son at Graceland

The representative says Lisa Marie Presley will be buried next to her son at Graceland

The representative says Lisa Marie Presley will be buried next to her son at Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, which on Friday became a gathering place for fans distraught by her death the day before.

The singer-songwriter’s final resting place will be next to her son, Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020, a representative for her daughter and actor Riley Keough said. Elvis and other members of the Presley family are also buried at Graceland.

Fans paid their respects at the gates of Graceland on Friday by writing messages on the stone wall, leaving flowers and sharing memories of Elvis Presley’s only child, who was one of the last touchstones for an icon whose influence and meaning still resonates more than 45 years after his own sudden death.

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FILE – Lisa Marie Presley stands next to her baby crib displayed along with other memorabilia at the “Elvis Through His Daughter” exhibit at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, January 31, 2012.

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Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died Thursday hours after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital for cardiac arrest.

She was last seen in public on Tuesday Golden Globeswhere she and her mother Priscilla Presley watched Austin Butler win Best Actor for his portrayal of Elvis in the Baz Luhrmann biopic.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet, she called Butler’s performance “amazing” and “authentic”.

“I can’t even describe what it meant,” she said.

A singer-songwriter herself, Lisa Marie didn’t live in Memphis where she was born but used to go to town for her father’s birthday and death anniversary celebrations, which shocked the world when he was found dead in his Graceland home at the age of 42, 16 August 1977. She was in Memphis last Sunday for her father’s 88th birthday party.

Lisa Marie became the sole heir to the Elvis Presley Trust, which, along with Elvis Presley Enterprises, managed Graceland and other assets until she sold her majority stake in 2005. She retained ownership of the mansion itself, the 13 acres around it, and the items within the house.

A representative of Elvis Presley Enterprises told The Associated Press that the estate is in a trust that will benefit her children – she has three daughters. The attorney did not have details about the date of the funeral or burial.

Lisa Marie was 9 years old when her father died. She was at Graceland at the time, and remembered him kissing her goodnight just hours before he died. When she saw him the next day, he was lying facedown in the bathroom.

“I just had a feeling,” she told Rolling Stone in 2003. “He wasn’t doing well. All I know is that I had it (a feeling) and it happened. At a very young age, I was obsessed with death. “

Lisa Marie visited Graceland in 2012 to attend the opening of the new “Elvis Through His Daughter’s Eyes” exhibition, a personal look that included her baby booties – her birth, exactly nine months after Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding, made international news – as a also her first gramophone and a small white fur coat.

While talking to the AP during this layover, she smiled as she remembered the time she spent with her dad. She said one of her favorite items was the wrench used to operate the golf cart, as it helped her remember when she was alone with her father driving around the neighborhood.

“That was my life,” she said. “I wore it everywhere. When I was a child, he was never far from me or by my side. I haven’t seen him in 35 years.”

Sancelle Vance, 50, took a tour of Graceland on Thursday, which included a stop at Lisa Marie’s old swing and her son’s grave.

About an hour and a half later, Vance heard of Lisa Marie’s death; the mood at The Guest House at Graceland, the hotel where she was staying, turned gloomy. Vance, who chose to stay in Memphis while moving from Mississippi to California, said it was “surreal” that she was at Graceland the day Lisa Marie died.

Kristen Sainato and her husband were visiting Memphis from Cleveland when she heard the news of Lisa Marie’s death on Thursday. She wore a black jacket with the famous lightning bolt TCB (an abbreviation for instant business, a motto by which Elvis lived) on the back, as she described meeting Lisa Marie at her father’s birthday celebration. Sainato placed a bouquet of flowers at the main gate of Graceland, where one of the two planes is named after Lisa Marie.

“It’s for Lisa,” she said.

She said that Lisa Marie Presley was one of the last contacts with her famous father.

“Everyone is shocked by this. Why? Why did it have to happen?” Sainato said, wiping tears from his eyes as she stood in front of the stone wall that borders the museum converted into a house. “She deserved a long, happy life.”

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