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Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, dies aged 54

Tributes have been paid to Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, following her death at the age of 54.

The US singer-songwriter, who previously lived near Tunbridge Wells, had been "rushed" for medical treatment yesterday after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.

Lisa Marie Presley. Picture: PA
Lisa Marie Presley. Picture: PA

Her family later confirmed she had died and said they were "shocked and devastated" by the news.

It comes shortly after Presley attended the 80th annual Golden Globe awards on Tuesday, where actor Austin Butler took home the best actor award for his portrayal of her father.

Speaking at a pre-ceremony event, she said she had been “overwhelmed” by the film and the effect that it had.

“I’m very proud and I know that my father would be very proud… I’m overwhelmed with gratitude,” she said.

Presley moved into an £8 million 11-bed mansion near Tunbridge Wells with her children in 2010.

In 2012, the Daily Mail reported she was living in Rotherfield, East Sussex, where she embraced village life - even selling fish and chips from a mobile van.

She was said to be a huge fan of traditional English food and enjoyed a pint of Guinness in the local pub.

Following her death yesterday, her family issued a statement saying: “Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are 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.”

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been among the famous faces sending their condolences to the Presley family.

Celebrities including Pink, John Travolta, and Diane Warren, have also paid tribute to the US singer-songwriter, describing her as “one of a kind” and “smart as a whip, sensitive, (and) talented”.

Following in the footsteps of her father, Presley pursued a career in the music industry, releasing three albums; To Whom It May Concern in 2003, Now What in 2005, and Storm & Grace in 2012.

In 2018, she featured on a new record, titled Where No One Stands Alone, which was released to celebrate her father’s love of gospel music, and featured 14 original performances recorded by him.

The title track was a reimagined duet, in which Lisa Marie dueted with her father – who died at the age of 42 in 1977.

Days before her death, she visited Graceland, the mansion owned by her father in Memphis, Tennessee, to celebrate his birthday of January 8.

Upon her father’s death, at the age of nine-years-old, she became the joint heir to his estate, with her grandfather, Vernon Presley, and her great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley.

In 1993, when she turned 25 she took full control of the estate and formed The Elvis Presley Trust, to continue its successful management.

Last year, Presley penned an essay published by US publication People about “the horrific reality” of her grief following her son Benjamin Keough’s death by suicide in 2020.

“I’ve dealt with death, grief and loss since the age of 9 years old. I’ve had more than anyone’s fair share of it in my lifetime and somehow, I’ve made it this far,” she wrote in August.

The singer was married four times, first to musician Danny Keough, then singer Michael Jackson, actor Nicolas Cage, and music producer Michael Lockwood.

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