It was reported earlier in the day that Lisa Marie Presley was rushed to the hospital and had suffered cardiac arrest. Her mother, Priscilla Presley, announced her death on Thursday night. “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. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Among the stars remembering Lisa Marie was Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who struggled to put his grief into words. “There is heartbreak and then there is sorrow,” he tweeted. “This would be sorrow and on more levels than I can count. Please send your prayers out for her family and children at this difficult time. I truly cannot fond the words to express how sad this truly is.”
LeAnn Rimes took solace in the fact that Lisa Marie would be reunited with her father, Elvis. “I hope she is at peace in her dad’s arms,” Rimes tweeted. “My heart goes out to her family. Too much grief in just a couple of years,” Rimes added, referencing the death of Lisa Marie’s son, Benjamin Keough, at age 27 in 2020.
The Estate of Michael Jackson also issued a statement on Friday (Jan. 13). “We are saddened by the sudden tragic loss of Michael’s former wife, Lisa Marie Presley. Michael cherished the special bond they enjoyed as apparent in the official video for ‘You Are Not Alone,’ and was comforted by Lisa Marie’s generous love, concern and care during their times together,” wrote John Branca, the estate’s co-executor. “Bringing these two special people together was a memorable moment resulting in a union full of genuine affection and care for each other. My deepest sympathies remain with Lisa’s family.”
See all the tributes to Lisa Marie Presley below.