Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley died at age 54
January 13, 2023 / 12:29 PM
Sharjah24 - AFP: The only child of rock and roll king Elvis Presley, singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley passed away on Thursday just hours after being admitted to the hospital, according to her relatives. 54 years old.
Presley, who led a tumultuous life in the sprawling shadow of her world-famous father, and who attended a high-profile awards ceremony just this week, had been rushed to a California hospital's intensive care unit for cardiac arrest.
"Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie," the family said in a statement.
"They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."
Priscilla Presley -- Lisa Marie's mother and the iconic crooner's wife for six years until their divorce in 1973 -- said in a statement to People magazine: "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us."
News of Lisa Marie Presley's passing triggered an immediate outpouring of grief from fans and famous friends.
"Our hearts are broken with the sudden and shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley tonight.... It's too much," said Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, who starred in the recent biopic movie "Elvis."
"Lisa baby girl, I'm so sorry. I'll miss you but I know I'll see you again," wrote actor John Travolta on Instagram.
"How heartbreaking. I hope she is at peace in her dad's arms," tweeted singer LeAnn Rimes.