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Lisa Marie Presley, Singer And Daughter Of Elvis, Dies Aged 54
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, died Thursday, according to a family publicist. She was 54 years old.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," Priscilla Presley said in a statement obtained by the AP. "She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known."
Priscilla Presley's publicist Sam Mast also shared a statement with ABC News that said the Presley family is "shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie."
"They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time," Mast said.
Earlier on Thursday, Priscilla Presley took to social media to share that her daughter was rushed to the hospital.
"My beloved daughter Lisa Marie was rushed to the hospital," Priscilla Presley said before her daughter's death was reported. "She is now receiving the best care. Please keep her and our family in your prayers. We feel the prayers from around the world, and ask for privacy during this time."
Lisa Marie Presley attended the 80th Golden Globes on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California, where she celebrated actor Austin Butler after he won the award for best actor in a motion picture (drama) for his role as Elvis Presley in the Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic "Elvis." She attended the ceremony with her mother.
The singer-songwriter is the only child of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress and businesswoman Priscilla Presley. She inherited her father's estate in 1993 on her 25th birthday.