Lisa Marie Presley Dead at Age 54

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Getty Lisa Marie Presley has died.

Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12, 2023, after initially being hospitalized for a possible cardiac arrest, TMZ first reported.

The outlet reported that the 54-year-old’s pulse was initially restored. The entertainment site reported that Presley went into “full arrest” and was revived with epinephrine at her home before later dying at the hospital.

Epinephrine is used “in emergencies to treat very serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs, or other substances,” according to WebMD. “Epinephrine works quickly to improve breathing, stimulate the heart, raise a dropping blood pressure, reverse hives, and reduce swelling of the face, lips, and throat.”

Cardiac arrest “is when the heart stops beating suddenly. The lack of blood flow to the brain and other organs can cause a person to lose consciousness, become disabled or die if not treated immediately,” according to John Hopkins Medicine.

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Lisa Marie Presley Was Initially on Life Support, but Her Mother Confirmed Her Death

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Getty(L-R) Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley attend the Handprint Ceremony honoring Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Riley Keough at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2022, in Hollywood, California.

According to TMZ, Presley was initially on life support with a temporary pacemaker, was in critical condition and was placed in an induced coma.

However, her mother, Priscilla Presley, later told the Associated Press that Lisa Marie had died.

Her housekeeper found her unresponsive in a bedroom and her ex-husband Danny Keough administered CPR until paramedics arrived, TMZ reported. According to the outlet, she had been suffering from stomach pains, and it was not a suicide attempt.

Lisa Marie Presley was the only child of late singer and cultural icon Elvis Presley.

Her father died at age 42, and his cause of death was a heart attack “likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates,” History.com reported.


Lisa Marie Presley Had Just Attended the Golden Globes With Her Mother

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GettyAustin Butler and Priscilla Presley attend Celine at The Wiltern on December 8, 2022, in Los Angeles.

On January 11, 2023, the day before she was hospitalized, Presley attended the Golden Globes award ceremony with her mother, Priscilla Presley, according to ET.

ET reported that the mother and daughter attended the Beverly Hills ceremony to watch Austin Butler win the best actor in a motion picture drama award for his performance as Elvis in the 2022 movie of the same name.

Lisa Marie Presley praised Butler’s performance to ET, saying, “I really didn’t know what to do with myself after I saw it. I had to take, like, five days to process it because it was so incredible and so spot on and just so authentic that, yeah, I can’t even describe what it meant.”

Butler told Deadline, of the Elvis comparisons, “I don’t think I sound like him still but I guess I must because I hear it a lot.”


Lisa Marie Presley, Who Was Married 4 Times, Lost Her Son to Suicide in 2020

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GettyNicolas Cage arrives at the U.S. premiere of his film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” with his then-girlfriend Lisa Marie Presley.

Lisa Marie Presley suffered a string of tragedies in her life, including the 2020 suicide of her son Benjamin Keough, according to KTLA. She was married four times, to Nicolas Cage, Michael Jackson, Michael Lockwood and Danny Keough.

Her last Instagram post was published in August 2022 and shared an article about her son’s death.

 

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“In honor of it being National Grief Awareness Day , I wrote an essay about Grief which was posted today on @people. I thought I’d post it here in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this it helps in some way. (link to story in Bio),” she wrote.

In that People Magazine essay, Presley wrote:

Death is part of life whether we like it or not — and so is grieving. There is so much to learn and understand on the subject, but here’s what I know so far: One is that grief does not stop or go away in any sense, a year, or years after the loss. Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe. You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.

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