As the one daughter of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, singer Lisa Marie Presley spent her life within the highlight from the beginning. 

And the general public curiosity in her life — from her marriages to her personal tragedies — by no means waned till, very like her father, she was taken too quickly. 

Lisa Marie Presley died Thursday after struggling an obvious cardiac arrest. She was 54.

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley household are shocked and devastated by the tragic loss of life of their beloved Lisa Marie,” mentioned an announcement from the household supplied to CNN. “They’re profoundly grateful for the assist, love and prayers of everybody, and ask for privateness throughout this very tough time.”

Days earlier than her hospitalization, Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley attended the Golden Globe Awards in assist of the Baz Luhrmann movie “Elvis,” starring actor Austin Butler, who picked up an award for his portrayal of the King.

Born on the top of Elvis’s fame in 1968, Lisa Marie Presley was seen because the princess to the person celebrated as “the King of rock ‘n’ roll.”

Elvis and Priscilla Presley separated in 1972 when their daughter was 4 years previous, and he or she was solely 9 when her father died in 1977. He was 42.

Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis Presley in an undated photo.

Quickly, she started appearing out and experimenting with medicine, leading to her mom sending her to a sequence of personal colleges, together with a boarding faculty in Ojai. Lisa Marie Presley famous to the Los Angeles Occasions in 2003 that as a baby, she “was type of a loner, a melancholy and unusual little one.”

“I had an actual self-destructive mode for some time,” she advised the publication. “I by no means actually match into faculty. I didn’t actually have any path.”

She was additionally the eventual sole inheritor to Elvis’s property, in addition to his sprawling Memphis, Tennessee mansion Graceland. Her father’s mighty and ever-looming legacy didn’t, nonetheless, steer her away from her want to pursue a profession in music in her personal proper.

Lisa Marie Presley launched her profession in 2003 with a debut studio album, “To Whom It Could Concern,” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was licensed gold that summer time. She wrote virtually all of the lyrics on the album and co-wrote each melody.

On the time, Lisa Marie Presley advised Larry King that she needed to “park” emotions of strain and comparability to her legendary singer dad.

“If I had been desirous about that, worrying about that, which I type of had for a very long time I might have by no means achieved what was form of innately in my coronary heart, in my soul,” she mentioned. “So I needed to cease being concerned about that, it was too intimidating in any other case.”

Additionally across the similar time, Lisa Marie Presley mirrored on whether or not her well-known title was a hindrance or a assist, telling Playboy that she didn’t “ask tabloids to chase me round each week.”

However, she added, she “would by no means take again any a part of who I’m or the place I got here from.”

“I might by no means wish to be a part of the rest,” she mentioned. “I’m honored and happy with my household and my dad.”

That first report was adopted by two further albums, 2005’s “Now What” and “Storm & Grace” in 2012.

Parallel to her musical pursuits, Lisa Marie Presley was married 4 occasions, together with to music famous person Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage.

She wed musician Danny Keough in 1988, with whom she had a daughter, Riley Keough, and son Benjamin Storm Keough.

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson pose at the

The pair divorced in Could 1994, and roughly three weeks later, Lisa Marie Presley married Jackson in a ceremony that made headlines worldwide.

She famous of Jackson in a 2003 interview with ABC Information and Diane Sawyer: “When he desires to lock into you, when he desires to intrigue you or seize you, or , no matter he desires to do with you, he can do it.” She added that she “fell into this complete, ‘You poor, candy, misunderstood man, I’m going to save lots of you.’ … I fell in love with him.”

Their marriage led to January 1996.

Two years later, she wed Cage after assembly him at a celebration, however solely stayed married to him for 3 months, from August to November of 2002. The divorce was finalized in 2004.

Lisa Marie Presley and actor  Nicolas Cage in 2001.

Her fourth marriage got here in 2006, to her guitarist, music producer and director Michael Lockwood. The pair welcomed twins Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood in 2007. They divorced in 2016.

In 2020, Lisa Marie Presley’s son Benjamin Keough died by suicide on the age of 27. Final July, she marked the second anniversary of Keough’s loss of life on Instagram, sharing a photograph of their matching foot tattoos.

Final September, she wrote an essay for Nationwide Grief Consciousness Day, wherein she opened up in regards to the lack of her son.

“My and my three daughters’ lives as we knew it had been utterly detonated and destroyed by his loss of life. We stay on this each. Single. Day,” she wrote. “Grief is one thing you’ll have to carry with you for the remainder of your life, regardless of what sure individuals or our tradition desires us to imagine. You don’t ‘recover from it,’ you don’t ‘transfer on,’ interval.”

Presley additionally mentioned within the essay that she discovered consolation within the firm of people that have confronted related tragedy, including that her daughters assist hold her grounded.

“I hold going for my ladies,” she wrote. “I hold going as a result of my son made it very clear in his closing moments that caring for his little sisters and searching for them had been on the forefront of his considerations and his thoughts. He completely adored them they usually him.”

Tributes to Lisa Marie Presley poured in as information of her passing unfold.

“That is devastating information. Lisa had the best snort of anybody I ever met. She lit up each room, and I’m heartbroken,” Cage mentioned. “I discover some solace believing she is reunited together with her son Benjamin.”

Actor John Travolta wrote that he’d miss his good friend “however I do know I’ll see you once more.”

“My love and coronary heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley,” he wrote on Instagram.

Actress Leah Remini mentioned she was “heartbroken over the passing of Lisa Marie Presley,” including “Lisa didn’t have a simple life, as some would possibly assume.”

“Could she be at peace, resting together with her son and father now,” she wrote on Twitter.

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