Lisa Marie Presley, who lived a turbulent life in the shadow of her iconic father, Elvis Presley, passed away in January at the age of 54. She was found unresponsive in her home and was rushed to the hospital, but sadly could not be revived.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner recently released a statement revealing the cause of her death. It was determined that she died due to a small bowel obstruction caused by scar tissue resulting from a previous bariatric surgery she had undergone years ago. The medical examiner classified her manner of death as natural.
Bariatric surgery is a procedure aimed at reducing the size of the stomach and is often performed on individuals seeking significant weight loss.
Lisa Marie Presley was discovered by her ex-husband, Danny Keough, on January 12. He lived on her property in the celebrity-filled suburb of Calabasas in Los Angeles. Keough performed CPR until paramedics arrived and transported her to the hospital. Reports at the time indicated that she was placed in an induced coma on life support before ultimately passing away.
Throughout her life, Lisa Marie was married to various notable figures including Nicolas Cage, Michael Jackson, and actor-composer Michael Lockwood. She was Elvis Presley’s only child and had previously controlled Elvis Presley Enterprises, although she sold the majority of her shares in the company to a private equity firm in 2005. She retained ownership of Graceland, her father’s estate where he was found unconscious in August 1977.
There had been a dispute over an amendment to Lisa Marie’s will that removed her mother, Priscilla Presley, from it. However, in May, Elvis’ widow reached a settlement regarding the matter.
Lisa Marie Presley is survived by her mother, Priscilla Presley, as well as her daughter Riley Keough, who is known for her role in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” She also leaves behind her teenage twin daughters, Harper and Finley. Tragically, her son Benjamin Keough died by suicide in 2020.
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