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Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death confirmed as small bowel obstruction

Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death confirmed as small bowel obstruction

Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death has been confirmed

Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death has been confirmed as a small bowel obstruction.

The daughter of rock n' roll legend Elvis Presley, died suddenly after suffering a cardiac arrest at her California home earlier this year.

And now, the Los Angeles Medical Examiner's office has finally revealed that the actual cause of Lisa Marie's death was a 'small bowel obstruction'.

This happens when the small intestine is blocked, which can occur due to a number of reasons, such as colon cancer or medication.

According to Lisa Marie's report, she had adhesions that had been caused by a bariatric surgery she underwent a number of years ago.

Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death has been confirmed.
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The medical examiner's report says: "This is a known long-term complication of this type of surgery."

According to experts, deaths due to a 'small bowel obstruction' are rare.

Lisa Marie was rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack on 12 January this year.

But despite her mother saying she was receiving the 'best care' at the time, the 54-year-old 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.”

Following her death, tributes poured in for 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."

The 54-year-old died suddenly earlier this year.
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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.”

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.”

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