Priscilla Presley opens up on the ‘dark, painstaking journey’ of losing her daughter Lisa Marie

Jan 30, 2023
Lisa Marie is the sole child of the late Rock n' Roll icon Elvis Presley and ex- wife Priscilla Presley. Source: Getty 

In the wake of Lisa Marie Presley’s sudden death, her mother, Priscilla Presley has taken a moment to thank the public for their support as she continues to grieve the loss of her child.

Weeks following her daughter’s funeral in Graceland, Elvis’ former wife took to Twitter to express that she was “overwhelmed” with the support as she continued on her “dark painstaking journey”.

“To YOU, I’m truly overwhelmed with your words, your prayers, your love and your support,” the 77-year-old tweeted.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart in trying to help me get through this loss. Every parent who has lost a daughter or son knows what a dark painstaking journey it is.”

Lisa Marie passed away on January 12, aged 54, after suffering from a cardiac arrest. It is understood that despite paramedics being able to regain her pulse en route to the hospital, just a few hours after being administered, Lisa Marie died.

Priscilla confirmed the news of her daughter’s “devastating” death in a statement.

“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.”

Source: Getty

During her memorial service on January 22, Priscilla took to the stage to read remarks on behalf of her granddaughter, and Lisa Marie’s eldest daughter, Riley Keough.

“I’m going to read something that my granddaughter wrote for all of you, and this says it all,” Priscilla began.

“‘I have no idea how to put my mother into words. Truth is, there are too many. Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero to many people all over the world, but Mama was my icon, my role model, my superhero – in much more ways than one

“‘Even now, I can’t get across everything there is to be understood or known about her, but as she always said, ‘I’ll do my best.'”

Meanwhile, a grieving Keough has also taken to social media to bid farewell to her late mother with a photo of the last time they were together.

The photo shows the mother-daughter duo sitting next to each other as they dined out at a restaurant, softly smiling at the camera as they leaned into each other.

“I feel blessed to have a photo of the last time I saw my beautiful mama. Grateful @georgieflores took this,” Keough captioned the photo.

In addition to Keough and Priscilla, Lisa Marie is survived by her twin daughters Finely and Harper Lockwood.

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