On the morning of Thursday, January 12, Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley, suffered a cardiac arrest at her Calabasas, CA home. Paramedics arrived and performed CPR, regaining her pulse before transporting her to the hospital.
Just a few minutes before the news broke, Priscilla congratulated actor Austin Butler on his Golden Globes win on Twitter. He, of course, played Elvis Presley in the biopic Elvis.
Just after 3pm PST, Priscilla once again took to social media to confirm that Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital, and she asked for prayers.
“My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital. She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time,” she wrote.
Sadly, Lisa Marie passed away later that same evening.
Priscilla issued a statement to press sharing the news that Lisa Marie had died.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla shared. “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.”
Tributes began immediately pouring in. Some of the most notable are from Graceland, where she will eventually be buried alongside her father and her son, her brother Navarone, and Elvis director Baz Luhrmann.
Another notable tribute came from Tom Hanks, who played Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker in the Elvis film.
Hanks shared a photo of Lisa Marie and wrote, “We are heartbroken over the loss of Lisa Marie Presley. Absolutely broken…Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Priscilla, Lisa Marie’s children Riley, Harper, and Finley, and all who loved her.