Lisa Marie Presley dies aged 54

Lisa Marie Presley, singer and the only child of Elvis, has died at the age of 54 after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.

Lisa Marie Presley

The news was announced by her mother, Priscilla, who said in a statement: “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.”

The singer was taken from her home in Calabasas, California late Thursday after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest, as first reported by TMZ.

Lisa Marie Presley

Presley had appeared at the Golden Globes just two days prior to her being rushed to hospital. She’d been attending in celebration of Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed biopic on her father, released in June last year. 

Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, Presley released three albums, including her 2003 debut, To Whom It May Concern, which charted at five on the US Billboard Charts. She’d also had a number of high-profile marriages, including Micheal Jackson between 1994 and 1996, and Nicholas Cage between 2002 and 2004.

Lisa Marie Presley

Tributes from other big names have been pouring in following the news. Tom Hanks, who played her father’s manager Colonel Tom Parker in the Elvis biopic, wrote a message from him and his wife saying, “We are heartbroken over the loss of Lisa Marie Presley. Absolutely broken…”

John Travolta, meanwhile, added: “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.”

As well as her music, Presley was known for her charitable efforts, with the Governor of Tennessee honouring her with a day of recognition in 2011 for her philanthropic service.

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