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Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54

by Izel Abanilla

AMERICAN singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley and former wife of King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away Thursday, January 12, at 54, a New York Times report said. 

The news of her sudden death came after a medical emergency and a brief hospitalization of still unknown cause. 

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” Sam Mast, a representative for Priscilla Presley, her mother, said in a statement. 

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

Priscilla had earlier disclosed that her daughter had in fact, been receiving treatments but did not say exactly what for. 

According to reports, Lisa Marie was found “unresponsive” in her bedroom on Thursday morning.  At about the same time her former husband Danny Keough, who also lives at the property, arrived and performed CPS. Some media reports said however that she had cardiac arrest. 

Paramedics soon arrived and took her to the hospital. 

Soon as news of passing came out in the news tribute for the Hollywood A-lister. 

Career and personal life

Having music as an all-too familiar path, Lisa Marie too eventually carved the same path as her father’s. While she did not make a mark in music as enormous as her father did, she still lived a stellar career. 

She released three albums to introduce her own rock sound while still paying homage to her father who spearheaded the blending of different sounds such as blues, jazz and rock. 

As pedigree and fate would have it, she would not only be the daughter of the King of Rock and Roll but, she would again become the woman of yet another ultimately celebrated icon in music history. She would be the wife of King of Pop Michael Jackson. 

Their marriage however only lasted from 1994 to 1996. But before Jackson, she married Keough with whom she had two children. After her affair with the moonwalk dancer, she would marry Nicolas Cage and share a union that would last for only four months. 

Photo credit: Lisa Marie Presley via Facebook



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