Lisa Marie Presley, only child of Elvis, dies aged 54 after suffering cardiac arrest at home

13 January 2023, 05:31 | Updated: 13 January 2023, 16:54

Lisa Marie Presley has died aged 54
Lisa Marie Presley has died aged 54. Picture: Getty

By Will Taylor and Emma Soteriou

Elvis Presley's only child, Lisa Marie, has died aged 54 after suffering a cardiac arrest at home.

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The Presley family said they were "shocked and devastated" by the news.

The 54-year-old singer was "rushed" for medical treatment earlier on Thursday, though no further details were made immediately available.

A family statement read: "Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie.

"They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."

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Singer Lisa Marie Presley, only child of Elvis Presley, dies at the age of 54

Presley performing in 2012
Presley performing in 2012. Picture: Alamy

Presley was found in the bedroom of her home in Calabasas, California, by her housekeeper, TMZ said.

She was in a critical condition and was put in an induced coma.

Her mother, Priscilla Presley, said she had been receiving "the best care" in hospital, and asked for fans to keep the family in their prayers.

It came shortly after the Presleys attended the 80th annual Golden Globe awards on Tuesday, where actor Austin Butler took home the best actor award for his portrayal of her father.

Speaking at a pre-ceremony event, she said she had been "overwhelmed" by the film and the effect that it had.

"I'm very proud and I know that my father would be very proud... I'm overwhelmed with gratitude," she said.

Elvis with Priscilla and Lisa Marie
Elvis with Priscilla and Lisa Marie. Picture: Getty
Lisa Marie as a child
Lisa Marie as a child. Picture: Getty

Despite the pressures of being born to a global icon, Lisa Marie was a success in her own right, with her debut album To Whom It May Concern going platinum.

In 2018, she featured on a new record, titled Where No One Stands Alone, which was released to celebrate her father's love of gospel music, and featured 14 original performances recorded by him.

The title track was a reimagined duet, in which Lisa Marie dueted with her father - who died at the age of 42 in 1977.

She was married four times, including to Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage and music producer Michael Lockwood, and has had three children. Her son Benjamin Keough took his own life in 2020.

Lisa Marie and her family at a ceremony celebrating Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' film
Lisa Marie and her family at a ceremony celebrating Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' film. Picture: Alamy

Tributes have since poured in for the singer from across the world.

Nancy Sinatra said she wishes "there is a hereafter", shortly following the announcement of Presley's death.

"Every now and then I find myself wishing very hard that there is a hereafter and tonight is one of those times," she wrote on Twitter.

"Otherwise the nothingness, the emptiness are too hard to bear."

Their fathers, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, sang together multiple times and also featured in a 1960 television special, titled Welcome Home Elvis.

US singer Diane Warren expressed her sorrow at the "horrible news".

"Oh no. This is such horrible news," she wrote.

"The entire world is sending love and prayers to Priscilla and Lisa Marie's children right now. May it give you (strength)."

Lisa Marie at the Golden Globes earlier in the week
Lisa Marie at the Golden Globes earlier in the week. Picture: Getty

Rita Wilson said she and Tom Hanks were heartbroken, describing Presley as "honest and direct" and "gracious".

Hanks starred opposite Austin Butler in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic, as the scheming Colonel Tom Parker.

"Our hearts are broken with the sudden and shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley tonight," she wrote on Instagram.

John Travolta said his "heart goes out" to the family of Lisa Marie Presley, following news of the US singer's death. Sharing a picture of her on Instagram, he wrote: "Lisa baby girl, I'm so sorry.

"I'll miss you but I know I'll see you again. My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley."

US rock star Pink said the world had "lost a gem" following news of Presley's death.

"Oh, this one hurts my heart. Lisa Marie, you were one of a kind," she said in a post on Instagram.

"Funny as s**t, smart as a whip, sensitive, talented, witty, mean, loving, generous, judgmental but always right, loyal, and you adored your children.

"My heart breaks for you and your beautiful family and your children. The world lost a rare gem today. May your soul rest in peace, friend."