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“Princess of Rock and Roll”: the stormy life of Elvis Presley’s only daughter suddenly ended

The daughter of the king of rock and roll Lisa Marie was 54 years old.

The daughter of the king of rock and roll Lisa Marie was 54 years old.

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The world of rock and roll, sunny California and all fans of the legendary Elvis mourn today – the only daughter of the king of rock and roll has died. Lisa Marie was 54 years old. The day before, the woman became ill, she was taken to the hospital, but there she died due to cardiac arrest, the doctors could not save her.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the terrible news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has passed away. She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known,” Lisa Marie’s mother, actress Priscilla Presley, wrote on social media.

Lisa Marie was born at a time when her father was at the peak of his fame – in 1968, his Christmas concert returned to the Americans their idol Presley – they have not seen such a show. The baby was immediately dubbed a princess. All her life she remained in the center of everyone’s attention. Interest in her fate – whether it be another marriage or a personal tragedy – has never waned.

HEIR OF THE KING

Priscilla and Elvis Presley divorced shortly after the birth of their daughter. When Lisa Marie was four, her mother left Presley for her karate coach. The king of rock and roll at that time did not lag behind his wife, having a whole army of mistresses on the side. The divorce was finalized in 1973. Lisa Marie mostly lived in California with her mother, but often stayed with her father in Memphis.

Lisa Marie with her parents.

Lisa Marie with her parents.

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After Elvis’ death in 1977, Lisa Marie became the sole heir to all of his estate. In 1993, when the girl turned 25, her father’s inheritance was estimated at $ 100 million, but by 2004 almost 85% of all property was sold.

VIOLENCE, DRUGS, BELIEF

School years were difficult for Lisa Marie. When she was a teenager, she was sexually abused by her mother’s lover, actor Michael Edwards. He, according to Presley, was not a fool to drink and in a drunken stupor began to molest the girl.

Lisa Marie also did not work out with her studies; many boarding schools could not cope with her difficult temper. The situation was aggravated by her passion for drugs. She described herself at that time as “a lonely, melancholy and strange child.” And, perhaps, the life of a girl would have been cut short at a very young age, if not faith.

In 1977, she first appeared in the Church of Scientology, where she and her mother were invited by actor John Travolta. And surprisingly, pseudo-religion helped Lisa Marie completely stop using drugs by the age of 17.

Passion for Scientology stretched for almost 40 years. It wasn’t until 2016 that Lisa Marie officially refused to identify herself as a Scientologist.

SING THE BLUES

Presley began her musical career in 2003 with her debut album To Whom It May Concern, which reached number five on the Billboard 200 best albums chart and went gold that summer. She wrote the lyrics for her songs herself, and also took a direct part in the work on writing music.

At that time, in an interview with TV presenter Larry King, Lisa Marie admitted that society was putting serious pressure on her, constantly comparing her to her father.

During her career, she released three albums, which were warmly received by critics and the public, thanks to her unusual blues sound.

PASSIONATE NATURE

Lisa Marie’s active personal life resulted in four marriages, which gave her four children. Her first husband was musician Danny Keogh. From him, Presley gave birth to a daughter, Danielle Riley, and a son, Benjamin. In 2020, 27-year-old Benjamin committed suicide. For the mother, this was a terrible tragedy.

The second husband of Lisa Marie was the king of pop Michael Jackson. Presley had known the singer since childhood, but then they did not communicate for a long time. The musicians were brought together by a chance meeting, after which passion broke out between them. The wedding was played 20 days after Presley left her first husband.

The marriage with Jackson lasted only two years and in 1996 the couple divorced.

The marriage with Jackson lasted only two years and in 1996 the couple divorced.

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Many believed that their marriage was nothing more than a PR campaign to whitewash Jackson’s image. The singer at that moment was first suspected of child molestation. Supporters of another version argued that Michael, as a fan of Elvis, could not deny himself to get as close as possible to his idol.

The couple was together for only two years and divorced in 1996. Later, Lisa Marie said that Jackson was a drug abuser, a master of manipulation, and therefore it was difficult for her to stay with this man.

The actor, Nicolas Cage, came to replace the singer in Presley’s life. Their relationship was full of passion, scandals and fights, during one of them Lisa Marie threw a diamond engagement ring into the ocean. The couple announced their divorce three months after the wedding.

Lisa Marie with actor Nicolas Cage, 2001

Lisa Marie with actor Nicolas Cage, 2001

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“Lisa had the loudest laugh I have ever met. She illuminated the space, I am heartbroken, ”said the actor upon learning of the death of his ex-wife.

The fourth husband was music producer, guitarist Michael Lockwood. Their marriage lasted 10 years and produced twin daughters Harper and Finley.

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