The sudden and tragic death of Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, has left the world in shock. The 54-year-old singer/songwriter passed away due to complications resulting from a small bowel obstruction, as per the L.A. County Coroner’s report. In this article, we delve deep into the events leading up to her untimely death, including her medical history, the autopsy report, and the circumstances surrounding her passing.
Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, Elvis Presley, was a music icon, and her mother, Priscilla Presley, was a Hollywood actress. Lisa Marie grew up in the shadow of her father’s fame, and despite her efforts to stay away from the limelight, she eventually followed in his footsteps and pursued a career in music.
She released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003, which received mixed reviews. However, her second album, “Now What,” was a commercial success, reaching the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart. Lisa Marie continued to release music throughout her career, with her last album, “Storm & Grace,” being released in 2012.
Lisa Marie Presley had a history of health issues, which included bariatric surgery in the past. According to the autopsy report, the small bowel obstruction that led to her death was a result of adhesions that developed after the surgery.
The report also revealed that there were “therapeutic” levels of oxycodone, an opioid painkiller, and Buprenorphine, an opioid used to treat addiction, in her system at the time of her death. Additionally, the antipsychotic drug Quetiapine was also present. However, the report stated that the drugs did not contribute to her death, and the manner of death was deemed natural.
On January 12, 2023, Lisa Marie Presley was rushed to the hospital after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home. She was in critical condition and was put on life support with a temporary pacemaker. The news of her hospitalization shocked her fans and the world.
Her family, including her mother Priscilla Presley, released a statement expressing their shock and devastation at the news. They requested privacy during this difficult time.
Lisa Marie passed away later that day. The autopsy report revealed that there were signs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including a defibrillator imprint on her left back, a chest abrasion, and a rib fracture.
Lisa Marie Presley was laid to rest at Graceland, next to her son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020. Her funeral was attended by family and close friends, who paid their respects to the late singer.
Lisa Marie’s death has left a void in the music industry and in the hearts of her fans. She will be remembered for her contributions to music and for carrying on her father’s legacy.