CNN — As the only daughter of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, singer Lisa Marie Presley spent her life in the spotlight from the start.
And the public interest in her life — from her marriages to her private tragedies — never waned until, much like her father, she was taken too soon.
Lisa Marie Presley died Thursday after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest. She was 54.
“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” said a statement from the family provided to CNN. “They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
Days before her hospitalization, Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley attended the Golden Globe Awards in support of the Baz Luhrmann film “Elvis,” starring actor Austin Butler, who picked up an award for his portrayal of the King.
“Born at the height of Elvis’s fame in 1968, Lisa Marie Presley was seen as the princess to the man celebrated as ‘the King of rock ‘n’ roll.’”
Elvis and Priscilla Presley separated in 1972 when their daughter was four years old, and she was only nine when her father died in 1977. He was 42.
Soon, she began acting out and experimenting with drugs, resulting in her mother sending her to a series of private schools, including a boarding school in Ojai ( a small city in Ventura County, California).
Lisa Marie noted to the Los Angeles Times in 2003 that as a child, she “was kind of a loner, a melancholy and strange child.”
“I had a real self-destructive mode for a while,” she told the publication. “I never really fit into school. I didn’t really have any direction.”
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On January 12, 2023, Presley suffered cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California. Presley’s heart was restarted after CPR was administered, en route to a hospital. She died later that day at the age of 54.
News of her death was released by her mother, Priscilla Presley.
Her last public appearance was at the 80th Golden Globe Awards, which she attended with her mother on January 10, 2023. SOURCE.