Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa-Marie, dead at 54 after heart attack
It is reported that her housekeeper found her unresponsive in her bedroom in California after her ex-husband Danny Keough took the kids to school.
Two days ago, singer-songwriter Lisa-Marie Presley attended the Golden Globes where the Baz Luhrmann-directed film "Elvis" about her father was nominated and awarded. Today, Lisa-Marie Presley was pronounced dead at 54.
After suffering an induced coma following a cardiac arrest, her death was confirmed by her mother, Priscilla, in a statement to the People weekly magazine.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," the statement read. "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," her mother added.
It was reported that her housekeeper found her unresponsive in her bedroom in California, after her ex-husband Danny Keough took the kids to school. He administered CPR on her until paramedics arrived at the home. Sources close to the artist revealed that she was complaining of extreme stomach pain that morning and the sources ruled out that this was a suicide attempt.
A rollercoaster of a life
Lisa Marie was the only child of the famous Elvis and Priscilla Presley. She followed in her father’s footsteps by launching a music career and releasing her first album in 2003 titled “To Whom It May Concern,” which reached number five on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and her second album in 2005 titled “Now What,” reached number nine on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Lisa-Marie was only nine years old when her father passed away, and she inherited the Graceland estate as written in her father's will, but sold 85% of it in 2004 in order to resolve its debt of $25 million which she was unable to manage. In 2018, she was reportedly still in debt for $16.7 million due to a business manager mishandling her finances, which racked up unpaid income taxes, a defaulted mortgage, and massive credit bills.
Her personal life was a rollercoaster as well. She married musician Danny Keough in 1988, and they share two children together - actor and model daughter Riley Keough and son Benjamin Keough who committed suicide at the age of 27 in 2020.
A mere 20 days after divorcing Keough in 1994, she went on to marry the king of pop Michael Jackson, but they filed for divorce two years later. In 2000, she was engaged to musician John Oszajca but broke the engagement after reportedly meeting actor Nicolas Cage and went on to marry Cage for just four month, divorcing him in 2002.