Lisa Marie Presley, Singer and Daughter of Elvis Presley, Dies at 54

Lisa Marie Presley at the premiere of
Lisa Marie Presley at the premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" in 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock (12382501bn)

Lisa Marie Presley, singer-songwriter and the only child of the legendary Elvis Presley, passed away at 54. She was rushed to a hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home in Los Angeles on Thursday and died a few hours later.

The paramedics were cold to Presley’s house in Calabasas after she suffered a cardiac arrest. She was taken to a local hospital in nearby West Hills, and her mother Priscilla Presley confirmed her passing a few hours later.

“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,” said Presley in a statement.

The news of Presley’s passing come shortly after she attended the Golden Globe Awards, to support Baz Luhrmann’s biopic on her father’s life. She was one of the people Austin Butler mentioned in his acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globe for Elvis.

In addition to being the sole heir to her father’s estate, Lisa Marie Presley was also a singer-songwriter. She released three albums: To Whom It May Concern (2003), Now What in (2005), and Storm & Grace (2012), and also re-recorded some of her father’s songs as duets.