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Lisa Marie Presley to be laid to rest at Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley to be laid to rest at Graceland

Singer Lisa Marie Presley arrives at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit gala at Cipriani in New York City, U.S. October 15, 2013.

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The daughter of Elvis Presley will be laid to rest at her father's Memphis mansion, beside her late son Ben

LOS ANGELES, USA – Singer Lisa Marie Presley will be laid to rest at Graceland, the Memphis mansion she inherited from her father Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” a representative for her daughter said on Friday, January 13.

Presley died on Thursday, January 12 at the age of 54 after being rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital after reportedly suffering cardiac arrest at her home.

Two days earlier, she had appeared with her mother Priscilla Presley at the Golden Globe Awards, where actor Austin Butler won the Best Actor award for portraying her father in the film Elvis and paid tribute to the two women by saying “I love you, forever.”

“Lisa Marie’s final resting place will be at Graceland, next to her beloved son Ben,” said a representative for her daughter Riley Keough, an actress.

Benjamin Keough died in 2020 at age 27, a death ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County coroner. Lisa Marie Presley remembered her son in an essay for People magazine earlier this year that she posted on Instagram, calling herself “destroyed” by his death.

As the only daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie became the owner of her father’s Graceland mansion, a popular tourist attraction in the city. She was nine years old when Elvis died there of heart failure in August 1977 at the age of 42.

Elvis Presley and other members of his family are buried at Graceland’s Meditation Garden.

Tributes to Lisa Marie Presley continued to pour in on Friday.

“Over the last year, the entire Elvis movie family and I have felt the privilege of Lisa Marie’s kind embrace,” Elvis director Baz Luhrmann said on Instagram. “Her sudden, shocking loss has devastated people all around the world.”

In the celebrity spotlight since her birth, Lisa Marie’s own music career began with a 2003 debut album To Whom It May Concern. It was followed by 2005’s Now What, and both hit the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart. A third album, Storm and Grace, was released in 2012.

Singer Billy Idol posted a picture of them together on Twitter and said she had been “very loving 2 me” and that “in Memphis in the 90’s she gave me a viewing of the private sections of Graceland which was very special.”

Lisa Marie Presley is survived by her mother, daughter Riley Keough, 33, and 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley Lockwood. – Rappler.com

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