Although Lisa Marie Presley’s abrupt death may have caused the world to move on quietly, it is understandable that her friends and family are left with a glaring hole in their life.
Elvis Presley’s lone child died on January 12 after being hospitalized in full cardiac arrest.
TMZ reports that Lisa Marie’s housekeeper discovered her unconscious in the restroom. Danny Keough, her ex-husband, administered CPR before the arrival of paramedics.
In a statement, her mother, Priscilla Presley, confirmed Lisa Marie’s demise:
“I must break the heartbreaking news that my lovely daughter Lisa Marie has passed away with you. She was the most vibrant, courageous, and loving lady I’ve ever met.”
Riley Keough, Lisa Marie’s daughter, shared a touching tribute to her mother on social media after she passed away. The post featured a picture of Riley and Lisa from their earlier years together, along with a simple heart emoji as a comment.
One can only imagine the barrage of feelings Riley is presently experiencing, and her decision to leave blank space on her post may merely reflect the fact that Riley isn’t yet prepared to discuss her mother’s sudden passing.
The 33-year-old shared her final snapshot with her beloved mother earlier this week in a new Instagram post.
She stated: “I feel fortunate to have a picture of the last time I saw my lovely mother. Thank you, @georgieflores, for taking this.”
Lisa Marie attended the Golden Globes the day before she passed away when she saw Austin Butler win the Best Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture honor for his performance as Lisa Marie’s father in Elvis.
She remembered her reaction to watching Baz Luhrmann’s film about her father: “I didn’t know what to do with myself after I saw it.”
“It was so incredible and so accurate and just so authentic that, yeah, I can’t even describe what it meant,” the author said. “I had to take five days to process it.”
Riley attended a memorial service at the renowned Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend along with many of Lisa Marie’s friends and family members.
During the gathering, Ben Smith-Petersen, Riley’s spouse, gave a eulogy Riley had written to her late mother.
Ben stated, “I’m going to read something Riley wrote,” before he began to read “A Letter to My Mama.”
“I’m grateful that you are my mother in this life. I will always be thankful that we were together for 33 years. As far back as I can remember, I was aware that I had made the best mother choice for me in the world, Riley wrote. “I can recall everything. You gave me baths when I was a baby, I remember. I can still picture you driving me while Aretha Franklin played in the background. I still recall your smell and how you would hold me when I came to your bed at night.”
“In Florida, I recall you bringing me ice cream after school. I remember you singing me and my brother lullabies in the evenings and lying beside us until we nodded.”
“I recall how you used to bring me a brand-new Cracker Barrel tea set whenever you left town.
“I still have every note you ever put in my lunchbox. I can still feel your hand on my forehead and the emotion I would get when I saw you pick me up from school. I can still feel the love of the most devoted mother I’ve ever known. I still recall how secure I felt in your embrace. Both when I was a child and two weeks ago on your couch, I remember having that experience.”
“I appreciate you proving to me that love is the only thing that matters in this life. How you loved me, my brother, and my sisters, is how I intend to love my daughter.”
“Thank you for giving me my heart, strength, empathy, courage, sense of humor, manners, temper, wildness, and tenacity,” the message concluded.
I’m a result of your heart, you know. Your heart gave birth to my sisters. Your heart gave birth to my brother. My everlasting love, we are you, and you are us. I wish you would realize how much you were cherished here. We appreciate how hard you worked for us. Thank you if I didn’t say it every day.
Fans may find comfort in the thought that Lisa Marie has now been reunited with her cherished baby Benjamin, despite the fact that her passing is undoubtedly heartbreaking and caused a worldwide outpouring of grief.
In 2020, Benjamin, Elvis’ grandson, committed suicide at 27, and his death unavoidably altered Lisa Marie’s life.
According to rumors on Page Six, Lisa Marie was buried alongside her son over the weekend at Graceland. Now, it’s believed that the two are sitting next to each other in the Meditation Garden at Elvis’ fabled home.
Lisa Marie Presley, may you rest in peace. We hope that you are now at peace.
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