Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, has passed away aged 54.
Tributes have already begun rolling in for the star.
“So sad……Hug your Dad and Son when you get there. Rest in eternal peace Lisa Marie Presley,” wrote one fan.
“This is the saddest news I’ve heard. RIP Lisa,” added another.
And now, it’s been revealed that Presley “coded” several times before her death.
The Presley family has been back in the headlines of late.
Thanks mostly to the incredible Elvis biopic from 2022.
Austin Butler famously starred in the hit movie Elvis.
Which is Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley, shining a light on his formative years and rise to stardom in the 1950s.
It tells the story of his life from childhood to rock and roll legend.
Touching on his relationship with the important people in his life.
His manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
And his then-wife, Priscilla Presley, and all the ups and downs of his career.
The movie itself had a stellar cast.
Featuring Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla, and Dacre Montgomery as Steve Binder.
Fans had been raving about Elvis since it first came out.
Twitter had been inundated with posts about the movie, one fan tweeted: “me going back to the cinema for my 9675th watch of the Elvis movie.”
Another echoed: “I go to sleep thinking about the Elvis movie. I wake up thinking about the Elvis movie. Lord have mercy.
“Do you know the things I love about the new #ElvisMovie? The fact it’s done by someone who knows about Elvis, Austin’s incredible portrayal, and that a whole new generation is discovering Elvis for the first time, and seem to be falling in love with him. I find that awesome,” a third wrote.
Despite people raving about his brilliant performance and the incredible 12-minute standing ovation following the movie premiere at the Cannes Film Festival…
Butler went through a lot whilst filming.
The actor opened up about how he fully immersed himself in the character for 6 whole months when filming was postponed due to the pandemic.
It took a lot out of him, admitting that he began to lose touch with who he was.
After production finished, Butler was rushed to the hospital…
“You can lose touch with who you actually are. And I definitely had that when I finished Elvis — not knowing who I was,” he said to GQ. “The next day I woke up at 4 in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to hospital.”
“My body just started shutting down the day after I finished Elvis,” Austin said.
While he thankfully recovered from the virus, there are many things that stuck with him after filming.
In an interview, Butler shared how grueling the filming experience was, explaining that Baz left him “in tears” the first day in the recording studio.
“When I was on my first day in the recording studio, Baz wanted me to get as close to performing as possible,” Austin told VMAN. “He had all the executives and everybody from RCA, who were back in the offices, he brought them into the recording studio and he goes: ‘I want you all to sit facing Austin’ and he told them to heckle me.”
“So then they were making fun of me and stuff while I was singing,” he added.
He went on: “When we were filming this moment when Elvis first got on stage and he’s getting heckled by the audience, I knew what that felt like. I went home in tears that night. I really did.”
Butler even shared that Leonardo DiCaprio had warned him about Baz, as he had worked alongside him for Romeo & Juliet, and again for The Great Gatsby, so he knew all about the filmmaker’s approach.
“I had spoken to Leo before and he said: ‘Baz is gonna push you in ways you didn’t know somebody could,’” Austin said. “‘He’s gonna push you off balance and keep you off balance.’”
Though the movie became a huge success, and with many even predicting that the actor will be in the running for an Oscar nomination next year, it wasn’t a smooth ride for Butler.
He sat down with Janelle Monáe for Variety’s Actors on Actors series to explain the extreme lengths he went through to perfect his role as Elvis.
Butler revealed he didn’t see his family for 3 years.
“During Elvis, I didn’t see my family for about 3 years,” he admitted.
“Oh no,” Monáe replied.
Butler continued: “I was off in New York prepping with Baz, and then I went to Australia. I had months where I wouldn’t talk to anybody.
“When I did, the only thing I was ever thinking about was Elvis.”
He then said when he did have the opportunity to speak with his family again, he was speaking to them Elvis’ accent.
“I was speaking in his voice the whole time,” Butler said.
But the latest news to hit the Presley family is far more tragic.
As it has been confirmed that Lisa Marie Presley has died at just 54 years old.
She was the child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, and was born exactly nine months after their wedding day!
After her father’s death in 1977, she became the heir to his estate.
Alongside Elvis’s parents, Lisa Marie’s grandparents.
Lisa Marie was a musician in her own right.
Her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern” hit number 5 on Billboard’s album chart, and earned gold certification in 2003.
Lisa Marie was also famous for her personal life.
Including her highly controversial and publicized marriage to Michael Jackson in 1994.
She also married Nicolas Cage in 2002.
But again, their marriage lasted only a few months.
Just this week, Lisa Marie and her mom attended the Golden Globe Awards.
They were there to see Austin Butler win his award for his portrayal of Elvis.
But soon after, Presley was rushed to hospital.
Her housekeeper found her unconscious in her California home.
“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” a statement to TMZ reads.
“They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
Her cause of death has been confirmed.
Lisa Marie Presley died of cardiac arrest.
But heartbreakingly, Presley’s final years were spent mostly in grief.
Her son, Benjamin, died by suicide in July 2020, aged just 27.
Presley’s final Instagram post was in tribute to her late son.
“Hi. In honor of it being National Grief Awareness Day , I wrote an essay about Grief which was posted today on PEOPLE,” she shared.
“I thought I’d post it here in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this, it helps in some way.”
In her moving essay for PEOPLE, Presley spoke more about the subject.
“This is not a comfortable subject for anyone, and it is most unpopular to talk about,” she wrote.
“But if we’re going (to) make any progress on the subject, grief has to get talked about.
“Death is part of life whether we like it or not — and so is grieving,” she continued.
“Grief does not stop or go away in any sense, a year, or years after the loss. Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe. You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.”
“This is where finding others who have experienced a similar loss can be the only way to go. Support groups that have your specific kind of loss in common. I go to them, and I hold them for other bereaved parents at my home.
“Nothing, absolutely NOTHING takes away the pain, but finding support can sometimes help you feel a little bit less alone,” she concluded.
And now, more details of the scene of Presley’s death have emerged.
Presley had reportedly been complaining of stomach pains before her death.
Her heart was restarted at the scene, before Presley was rushed to hospital.
Where Page Six confirms she coded several times before her eventual death.
In a medical context, “coding” refers to cardiopulmonary arrest.
Meaning Presley was unable to be fully resuscitated.
It’s also reported that there were no drugs found on the scene.
But Page Six reports that it’s waiting for confirmation of the official cause of death.
Our thoughts are with the Presley family at this difficult time.