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Priscilla Presley says ‘it’s been a tough time’ in first post since Lisa Marie Presley’s death

Priscilla Presley is mourning the death of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, following her memorial at Graceland.

The only child of Priscilla and Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12 at the age of 54. She had been rushed to hospital after suffering cardiac arrest.

A day after Lisa Marie Presley was buried on the lawn of her rock ‘n’ roll legend father’s former home, Priscilla thanked people for their support.

“Thank you all for your condolences, you touched me with your words,” she said. tweeted January 23. “It’s been a very difficult time, but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference.”

Her latest statement comes after the 77-year-old gave a speech at her daughter’s memorial.

“Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero for many people all over the world,” she read. “But mom was my icon, my role model, my superhero, in more ways than one. Even now, I can’t get across everything there is to understand or know about her. But as she always said, “I will do my best”.

Priscilla Presley also read a tribute one of her granddaughters wrote, saying in part: ‘She always knew she wouldn’t be here too long. Childhood passes with a glimpse of his green eye. She then started her own family. Then came her second child, leaving her with suspicion. Could it be the angel who brings me home?

On January 12, Priscilla Presley posted an update on her Instagram page saying that Lisa Marie Presley had a health issue.

Lisa Marie Presley (left) with her parents Elvis and Priscilla Presley in 1970. (Redferns/Getty Images)

“My beloved daughter Lisa Marie has been rushed to hospital,” she captioned a photo of the two of them. “She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel prayers from around the world and ask for privacy during this time.

A few hours later, Priscilla Presley would confirm the death of her only daughter.

“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,” a- she said in a statement to NBC News.

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” read a previous statement. “They are deeply grateful for everyone’s support, love and prayers, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Lisa Marie Presley had four children. She is survived by her daughter Riley Keough, 33, and twins Harper and Finley, 14. She was predeceased by her son Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.

Lisa Marie Presley’s death has sparked a wave of tributes from Hollywood. She had recently attended the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10, when Austin Butler won Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for his portrayal of his father in the biopic “Elvis.”

Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Benjamin Keough, Riley Keough (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Benjamin Keough, Riley Keough (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Lisa Marie Presley was quick to share her love of the film and what it meant to her family.

“I want to take a moment to let you know that I’ve seen Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ movie twice now, and let me tell you, it’s nothing short of spectacular,” she wrote on Instagram. , in part, last year. “Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler beautifully channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul. In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY performed with accuracy and respect. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my own foot, haha.)”

“What also moved me to tears was watching Riley and Harper and then Finley, all 3 of them visibly overwhelmed in the best possible way, and so proud of their grandfather and his legacy in a way that I had never experienced before,” she added. “It breaks my heart that my son wasn’t here to see it. He would have absolutely loved it too.

This article originally appeared on TODAY.com




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