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Tributes pour in as Lisa Marie Presley dies suddenly aged 54

Jess Hardiman

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Tributes pour in as Lisa Marie Presley dies suddenly aged 54

Tributes have been pouring in after the sad news of Lisa Marie Presley’s death at the age of just 54.

The daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley suffered a suspected full cardiac arrest at a Californian home yesterday (12 January).

She was rushed to hospital and her mother said she was receiving the 'best care', but she sadly died after several hours of treatment.

In a statement, Priscilla said: “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

“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.”

Lisa Marie with parents Priscilla and Elvis Presley in the 1970s. Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo
Lisa Marie with parents Priscilla and Elvis Presley in the 1970s. Credit: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

In the wake of the news, many famous faces have paid tribute to the late singer-songwriter, with actor John Travolta posting: “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."

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, who spent time with the Presley family while working on Elviswhich saw Hanks play Colonel Tom Parker also said their hearts were ‘broken’ by the ‘shocking’ news

“Tom and I had spent some time with the family during the Elvis movie promotional tour," Wilson said.

“Lisa was so honest and direct, vulnerable, in a state of anticipation about the movie.

“She spoke so eloquently about her father, what the movie meant to her, that it was a celebration of her dad.

“She had her gorgeous daughters Finley and Harper with her who made us all laugh.

“She privately showed us her home, Graceland, and she made it feel like home to us. She was so gracious to us, Austin [Butler], Baz [Luhrmann], and guests.”

Lisa Marie and Priscilla at the Elvis premiere. Credit: AFF/Alamy Stock Photo
Lisa Marie and Priscilla at the Elvis premiere. Credit: AFF/Alamy Stock Photo

The actor and singer added: “If you haven’t heard her music please go listen. She had a sultry voice, a power and tenderness, that I always loved.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Riley, Harper, Finley, Danny and Priscilla. A mother should never have to lose a child.”

King of Queens star Leah Remini said she hoped Lisa Marie was now ‘at peace’ resting not only with her father, but also her son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020.

Saying she felt ‘heartbroken’, Remini added: “Lisa did not have an easy life as some may think.”

Many other names from the music industry came forward to honour the late star, with La Toya Jackson saying she would 'forever be in our hearts', adding that she would never forget how much Lisa Marie 'shared the love' she had for her brother Michael Jackson, who was married to her for two years.

Lisa Marie and Michael Jackson. Credit: Tsuni/USA/Alamy Stock Photo
Lisa Marie and Michael Jackson. Credit: Tsuni/USA/Alamy Stock Photo

Country singer LeAnn Rimes said the news was 'heartbreaking', saying the family had faced 'too much grief' in recent years, while Pink described Lisa Marie was 'one of a kind' and 'funny as s**t', adding: "The world lost a rare gem today. May your soul rest in peace, friend."

Lisa Marie had attended the 80th Golden Globes awards ceremony earlier this week, where she was there to support the cast and crew of Elvis.

Lead star Austin Butler won the award for Best Actor in a Drama, Motion Picture and he thanked Lisa Marie and Priscilla for their help and support while they were shooting the 2022 film.

"The Presley family, thank you guys for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me," he said.

"Lisa Marie and Priscilla, I love you forever."

In his acceptance speech, Butler also gave a shoutout to the King.

“And lastly, Elvis Presley himself. You were an icon and a rebel and I love you so much. You are remembered, and I will never forget," Butler said.

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc./Newscom/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, News, World News

Jess Hardiman
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