Lisa Marie Presley dead following cardiac arrest at age 54

By Alexandra Heilbron on January 13, 2023 | 3 Comments

Lisa Marie Presley performing on American IdolLisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after her housekeeper found her unresponsive after suffering cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas. Her ex-husband Danny Keogh performed CPR until paramedics arrived, who managed to help her regain a pulse after administering epinephrine, but she was in critical condition and pronounced brain dead when she arrived at the hospital.

Doctors put Lisa Marie into a medically induced coma. She suffered another cardiac arrest and died later that day with her mother by her side. Lisa Marie was 54.

Her father, Elvis Presley, suffered from heart problems that contributed to his early death at 42 on August 16, 1977 and her grandmother, Elvis’ mother, died of heart failure at 46 on August 14, 1958.

A few days before her death, Lisa Marie Presley attended the Golden Globes with her mother, Priscilla Presley, as Austin Butler won Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of her father in Elvis. During his acceptance speech, Butler thanked them during his speech, saying “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”

Earlier, during a red carpet interview, Lisa Marie told Entertainment Tonight: “I really didn’t know what to do with myself after I saw it,” she said of the movie. “I had to take, like, five days to process it because it was so incredible and so spot on and just so authentic that I can’t even describe what it meant.”

Lisa Marie was a singer herself, who had released three albums. Her daughter, Riley Keough, from her first marriage, is a successful actor. Lisa Marie’s only son, Benjamin Keough, died at 27 in 2020. Lisa Marie also has twin daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, from her fourth marriage. ~Alexandra Heilbron 

Comments & Discussion

  1. jon dowe • January 13, 2023 @ 2:48 PM

    sooo sad, she was way too young

  2. ALLEN McDANIEL • January 13, 2023 @ 8:18 PM

    Weird how some bloodlines just seem so fragile…almost doomed…for some reason. Elvis, his mom, Lisa Marie’s son at 27 in 2020, and now at a relative Old 54. But she had lived…what, 4 marriages? If the twins and the older daughter stay strong, healthy and w/the grace from God- Balanced- hopefully they can end this trend of dying young in the family.

  3. Daniel • January 13, 2023 @ 8:57 PM

    There’s a book called Elvis: Destined to Die Young, that sheds light on this. His grandparents were first cousins (his grandfather died at age 54 and and his grandmother, after being sick for 30 years, died at 59) and it’s believed that both of them carried a defective gene (Alpha-1) that was passed to their children. It’s well documented that Elvis’ mother had a heart ailment and died in her 40s, but several of her siblings also died young, including baby sister Effie (born 1904, died 1905), brother Travis at age 49, brother Tracy at 49 and brother Johney at 46. And don’t forget, Elvis’ twin brother Jesse was stillborn. Also, many of his cousins on his mother’s side died young from liver disease and/or heart failure or a combination of both, so Elvis, who took several prescription drugs due to medical conditions throughout almost his entire life, had a feeling that he would die young.

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