Lisa Marie Presley will be buried next to her son at Graceland, rep says

Lisa Marie Presley will be buried next to her son at Graceland, rep says

Lisa Marie Presley will be buried next to her son at Graceland, rep says

Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley which on Friday became a gathering place for fans distraught over his death a day earlier.

The singer-songwriter’s final resting place will be next to his son, Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020, a rep for his daughter and actor Riley Keough has said. Elvis and other members of the Presley family are also buried at Graceland.

Fans paid their respects at the gates of Graceland on Friday, writing messages on the stone wall, leaving flowers and sharing memories of Elvis Presley’s only child, who was one of the last touchstones of the icon whose influence and meaning still resonates more than 45 years after his own sudden death.

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FILE – Lisa Marie Presley stands next to her childhood crib displayed along with other memorabilia in the ‘Elvis Through Her Daughter’s Eyes’ exhibit, at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee January 31, 2012.

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Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died Thursday, hours after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital for cardiac arrest.

She was last seen in public on Tuesday Golden Globe Awardswhere she and her mother Priscilla Presley watched Austin Butler win Best Actor for his performance as Elvis in the Baz Luhrmann biopic.

Speaking to “Entertainment Tonight” on the red carpet on Tuesday, she called Butler’s performance “incredible” and “authentic.”

“I can’t even describe what that meant,” she said.

Singer-songwriter herself, Lisa Marie didn’t live in Memphis where she was born, but did make trips to the city for her father’s birthday celebrations and commemorations of his death. , which stunned the world when he was found dead in his Graceland. home at age 42 on August 16, 1977. She was in Memphis last Sunday on what would have been her father’s 88th birthday.

Lisa Marie became the sole heir to the Elvis Presley Trust, which – along with Elvis Presley Enterprises – managed Graceland and other assets until she sold her majority stake in 2005. She retained ownership of the mansion itself. itself, of the 13 acres that surround it and of the objects within. the House.

A representative for Elvis Presley Enterprises told The Associated Press that the mansion is in a trust that will benefit her children – she is survived by three daughters. The representative had no details on the timing of the funeral or burial.

Lisa Marie was 9 years old when her father died. She was staying at Graceland at the time and would remember him kissing her hours before she died. When she saw him again the next day, he was lying face down in the bathroom.

“I just had a feeling,” she told Rolling Stone in 2003. “He wasn’t okay. All I know is I had it (a feeling), and it happened. I was obsessed with death at a very young age.”

Lisa Marie visited Graceland in 2012 to attend the opening of a new exhibit, ‘Elvis Through His Daughter’s Eyes’, a personal look that included his baby shoes – his birth, exactly nine months after his daughter’s wedding. ‘Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was international news – as well as her first record player and a little white fur coat.

In an interview with the AP during that stop, she smiled as she reminisced about her time with her father. She said one of her favorite items was the key used to operate a golf cart because it helped her remember when she was alone with her dad, driving around the neighborhood.

“It was my life,” she said. “I took him everywhere. He was never far from me or on me when I was a kid. I hadn’t seen him for 35 years.”

On Thursday, Sancelle Vance, 50, had toured Graceland, which included a stop at Lisa Marie’s old swing and her son’s grave.

About an hour and a half later, Vance learned of Lisa Marie’s death; the mood at The Guest House at Graceland, the hotel where she is staying, has turned gloomy. Vance, who decided to stop in Memphis on her move from Mississippi to California, said it was “surreal” that she would be at Graceland the day Lisa Marie died.

Kristen Sainato and her husband were visiting Memphis from Cleveland when she heard the news of Lisa Marie’s death on Thursday. She wore a black jacket with the famous TCB lightning bolt (shortened to take care of business in a flash, a motto Elvis lived) on the back as she described meeting Lisa Marie at a birthday celebration. father’s birthday. Sainato left a bouquet of flowers at the front gate of Graceland, where one of the two planes is named after Lisa Marie.

“These are for Lisa,” she said.

She said Lisa Marie Presley was one of the last relationships with her famous father.

“Everyone is shocked by this. Why ? Why did this have to happen? Sainato said, wiping the tears from her eyes as she stood in front of the stone wall that borders the museum-turned-home. “She deserved a long and happy life.”

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