Lisa Marie Presley was one of the most famous children in the world when she was first born on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her parents were the famous singer Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla. On the other hand, she passed away on January 12, 2023, at the age of 54, after being brought to the emergency hospital at her California home after being discovered unconscious by her family members.
Lisa Marie was born precisely nine months after her parents famously tied the knot in their apartment at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. The wedding was quick and took place in their suite. After Elvis Presley passed away in 1977, his daughter Lisa Marie was included as a beneficiary in her father’s last will and testament, alongside her great-grandmother Minnie, as well as her grandpa Vernon. Sadly, Vernon passed away in 1979, and Minnie followed suit the following year. As a result, Lisa Marie became the only beneficiary of Elvis’s trust when he passed away. Her inheritance from her father’s fortune, which at the time was worth $100 million, was given to her in 1993.
Because she was Elvis’s only daughter, her four children were the only grandkids he ever had. She was the only child he ever had. While Lisa Marie shared custody of her twins, Harper and Finley, with her estranged and divorced husband, Michael Lockwood, she was married to Danny Keough when she gave birth to actress Riley Keough and her late son Benjamin Keough. Michael Lockwood was the father of Lisa Marie’s twins. In addition, she is known for her marriages to renowned musicians Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.
Lisa Marie has embarked on a career in the music industry, releasing a few albums as well as a few singles, following in the footsteps of her famous musician father. In addition to her work as a musician, Lisa Marie has spent a significant portion of her life to supporting charitable causes via the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation.
Her life, like that of her father before her, was marred by a number of unfortunate events. The loss of her son Benjamin in the year 2020 was one of the events that broke her heart the most.
Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie’s renowned father, was going through somewhat of a low point in his career just about the time that Lisa Marie was about to be born. Elvis had a lot of musical successes, and he also had a great film career, thus these factors contributed to his climb to prominence.
A great deal of attention has been paid to the passionate relationship that existed between Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie’s mother. Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley were married in 1967 after meeting each other when Priscilla was just 14 years old. Elvis was immediately smitten with her. The couple were married nearly precisely nine months before their daughter Lisa Marie was born. However, fate had other plans for the love shared by her parents, and it ended in their separation. Despite the fact that the couple divorced in 1973, they maintained a cordial relationship and co-parented their daughter, Lisa Marie. Lisa Marie would divide her time between Los Angeles, where she lived with her mother after the divorce of her parents, and Maryland, where her father had settled down after the breakup.
David Adler and Ernest Andrews assert in their book “Elvis: My Dad,” which was written as a biography for Lisa Marie by Elvis Presley, that Elvis would “let Lisa Marie go wild.”
They stated, “As soon as she learned how to ride her bike, she was a menace in the home, cruising around the formal dining room table.” This was after she had learned how to ride a bicycle.
Elvis was unable to raise his voice to her because he found it difficult. At worst, he could muster up the strength for a resolute “Lisa.”
Nevertheless, despite the fact that her father did a lot for her, Lisa Marie never considered herself to be a spoilt child.
During an interview with Stina Dabrowski, she said, “I don’t believe I looked at it as being spoilt.” [Citation needed]
“I believe that I tried to look at it as my father loved me despite the fact that he wasn’t able to spend a lot of time with me. Lisa Marie said, “And when he did, he wanted to go out of his way to do whatever I needed to do to make me seem to be pleased.”
Lisa Marie wed her first husband, Danny Keough, a musician from Chicago, in 1988, when she was just 20 years old. Danny Keough was also a musician. The next year, she gave birth to her first child, a girl named Riley, who later became an actress. The following year, in 1992, she gave birth to a boy named Benjamin Storm. Even though the couple separated in 1994, they have maintained a strong friendship over the years.
In an interview conducted in 2012, Lisa Marie Presley claimed that while all of her children had “a little bit” of her late father, Elvis Presley, in them, her son Benjamin was the one who most closely resembled the legendary rock and roll performer.
“He was there at the Opry, and he was the calm storm backstage!” Lisa Marie commented in 2012. “Everyone stopped what they were doing and glanced in his direction when he was over there. Because the resemblance is so striking, everyone wanted to take a picture with him. When I look at him, I find that I am sometimes overcome with emotion.
Perhaps the fact that Benjamin looked a much like her father was the reason why she was able to form such a strong attachment with her kid. On Woman’s Day in 2009, a mother and her kid received tattoos that were identical to one another. According to the information that Presley shared about the symbol on Twitter, “it is a Celtic eternity knot,” which is intended to symbolise the couple’s unending love and connection.
In addition, she disclosed to Healthy Living magazine in 2014 that she had a profound connection with all of her children, including Benjamin, including Benjamin.
She is quoted as saying, “I am quite protective,” in the article published in People. “I basically shower them with love, and at the same time, I am really protective of them.” They are at the top of my list. That is what I am going to do. That is the thing that concerns me the most. I protect them and make sure they are happy and healthy by keeping them near to me.
It was stated that Benjamin had gone away on July 14, 2020, when he was 27 years old. It was determined that he had committed himself since he was discovered pass with a gunshot wound in the upper torso area.
Lisa Marie was “beyond distraught” when Benjamin passed away, according to a statement sent by her manager, Roger Widynowski, to the publication People:
“She is beyond saddened, inconsolable, and absolutely crushed, but she is doing her best to hold it together for the sake of her twin daughters, who are 11 years old, and her eldest daughter, Riley. She had a huge crush on him. He was the one and only love she had ever known.”
Years later, his loss continued to torment the doting mother, who composed a touching article in celebration of National Grief Awareness Day to be published by People on August 30, 2022. The essay was written in response to National Grief Awareness Day.
She continued by saying, “Ever since my son passed away two years ago, I have been living in the horrifying reality of (grief’s) unyielding clutches.”
“Whether we like it or not, passing is a natural part of life, and so is the process of mourning after it.” There is a great deal more information and insight to gain on the topic, but the following is what I am currently aware of: One is that the feelings of sadness do not end or go away in any manner, even a year or more after the passing of a loved one. In spite of what some people or our society would have us think or believe we should believe, grief is something that will follow you around for the rest of your life and you will have no choice but to take it with you. “There is no such thing as ‘getting over it’ or’moving on.'” this is what she wrote.
“To keep going is a genuine decision, one that I have to make every single day and one that is continuously tough to say the least… It’s a choice that I have to make every single day.” However, I won’t stop fighting for my daughters. “I keep going because my son made it very obvious to me in his dying moments that taking care of his younger sisters and watching out for them were at the forefront of his worries and his thoughts,” she said. “It is for this reason that I continue to do what I do.”