The world of music and entertainment was shocked by the sudden death of Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, on January 12, 2023. She was 54 years old and had suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California. She was rushed to the hospital but could not be revived. Her mother, Priscilla Presley, confirmed the news in a heartfelt statement, calling her daughter "the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known".
Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of the legendary Elvis Presley, died on May 15, 2023, at the age of 54. She was found unresponsive in her home in Los Angeles, and the cause of death is still under investigation. Presley was a singer-songwriter and an activist, who had four children from three marriages. She was also famously married to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, from 1994 to 1996.
Presley and Jackson met in 1992, when she attended one of his concerts in Las Vegas. They became friends and started a romantic relationship in 1993. Jackson proposed to Presley over the phone in late 1993, and they secretly married in the Dominican Republic on May 26, 1994. The marriage was a shock to the public and the media, who speculated that it was a publicity stunt or a way for Jackson to improve his image after being accused of child molestation.
However, Presley and Jackson insisted that their marriage was genuine and based on love. They appeared together at several public events, such as the MTV Video Music Awards in 1994 and the American Music Awards in 1995. They also collaborated on a song called "You Are Not Alone", which was written by Jackson and featured Presley's voice in the background. The song became a hit and the music video showed them embracing and kissing.
Despite their public displays of affection, Presley and Jackson faced many challenges in their marriage. They had different lifestyles, personalities, and expectations. They also faced pressure from their families, fans, and the media. Presley admitted that she tried to help Jackson with his addiction to painkillers and his legal troubles, but she felt that he was not honest with her. She also said that they had a normal sexual relationship, but it was not enough to sustain their marriage.
Presley filed for divorce from Jackson in January 1996, citing irreconcilable differences. They remained friends for a while, but eventually drifted apart. Presley later married Nicolas Cage in 2002, but they divorced after three months. She then married Michael Lockwood in 2006, but they separated in 2016. She had two children with her first husband Danny Keough, and two children with Lockwood.
Presley expressed her grief and shock over Jackson's death, and said that she still loved him. She also revealed that they had reconnected briefly in 2005, and that he had predicted his own death. She said that she regretted not being able to save him or their marriage.
Presley's death has sparked an outpouring of condolences and tributes from her family, friends, fans, and fellow celebrities. She is survived by her four children: Riley Keough, Benjamin Keough, Harper Lockwood, and Finley Lockwood.
Rest in peace, Lisa.
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