Priscilla Presley Issues Statement Following Lisa Marie’s Death

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Priscilla Presley has issued a statement after the heartbreaking death of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

Lisa Marie, 54, died Thursday after collapsing at her home due to suspected cardiac arrest. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson told PEOPLE that paramedics responded to a call that a woman in her 50s wasn’t breathing. Upon arrival the paramedics gave the patient CPR, and transported her to a local hospital after she showed “signs of life.”

Priscilla Presley issued a statement via social media asking for prayers for Lisa Marie who had been “rushed to the hospital” and was “receiving the best care.”

A few hours later, Priscilla issued a statement to press sharing the news that Lisa Marie had died.

Priscilla thanked fans for their love and prayers, but asked for privacy as they grieve.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla shared. “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.”

Lisa Marie Presley was the only child of Priscilla and Elvis. She was 4-years-old when her parents divorced and 9 when her famous father died.


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In 1997, 20 years after Elvis’s death, Lisa Marie paid tribute to him in a special way. She recorded herself singing a song alongside her dad called “Don’t Cry Daddy.” Elvis first recorded the song, written by Mac Davis, in 1969. But, Lisa Marie added her vocals and put it to a video that showed photos and footage of the King singing the song, making it appear as though she was singing a duet with him.

This video was part of a tribute concert that marked the 20th anniversary of Elvis’ death. Watch Elvis and Lisa Marie sing “Don’t Cry Daddy” together in the video below.