‘Elvis is there waiting for her’: Dolly Parton reflects on the death of Lisa Marie Presley

Jan 20, 2023
Parton's kind words follow a touching tribute she delivered on social media following Lisa Marie's passing in which she offered her condolences to her mother, Priscilla Presley. Source: Getty Images.

Beloved country music star Dolly Parton has reflected on the death of Lisa Marie Presley in a recent interview, taking solace in the belief that “Elvis is there waiting for her”.

The 77 year old opened up about the “sad loss” following Lisa Marie’s sudden death during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“That was a sad, sad loss, and when I had made my statement that I just wanted to send my sympathies to Priscilla ’cause I can only imagine, but I knew he’d be waiting for her,” she said referring to her recent tribute to Lisa Marie on social media.

“I thought, ‘Well, Elvis is there waiting for her,’ and we just all love that family and just wish them the best, but that was a sad, sad loss.

“Hopefully they are up there being happy together, and hopefully Priscilla will find some peace through the love that we all have for her.”

Parton’s kind words follow a touching tribute she delivered on social media following Lisa Marie’s passing in which she offered her condolences to her mother, Priscilla Presley.


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Parton’s post and heartfelt words were met with nothing but praise from fans of the country music star.

“How does Dolly, just always know the perfect words to say?”

“Beautifully said. I was also thinking that maybe now Elvis, his mom, daughter, and grandson are all happy together now.”

“Your words are So beautiful Dolly. May she rest now with her poppa.”

“Beautifully said – indeed, she is with her beloved father and precious son- the loves of her life – much love and many prayers to her daughters and mother left to grieve her loss.”

“Dolly Parton is a national treasure.”

“Beautiful words. Lisa had more than her fair share of heartache. May she now find peace and take comfort in her father’s arms again.”

The daughter of music icon Elvis, passed away at the age of 54 on Thursday, January 12 after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.

According to TMZ, Lisa Marie was rushed to hospital after emergency services attended the home of the 54 year old where they performed CPR before taking her to hospital, paramedics were reportedly able to regain a pulse en route to the hospital.

Shortly after being administered to hospital, Lisa Marie’s mother arrived to be by her daughter’s side.

Priscilla later announced the news of her daughter’s “devastating” death in a statement, while thanking the public for their “love and prayers”.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” she said.

“She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.”

As news broke of Lisa Marie’s sudden passing, fans across the globe joined high profile figures to offer their condolences to her family and pay tribute to the 54 year old.

Lisa Marie is survived by her mother, her three daughters and half-brother, Navarone Garibaldi.

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