Cause of Death Revealed
Not a heart attack, as many had speculated at the beginning, when the singer was found unconscious in Los Angeles and then taken to the hospital in vain, but an occlusion of the small intestine. To put an end to the hypotheses, the forensic doctor Juan M. Carrillo, who in the analysis made on the body spoke of “adhesions” as a result of a bariatric surgery (to lose weight) to which Presley had submitted some time before. Long-term complications, which can occur when you mess with a complex system like the intestinal one. In the fifty-four-year-old’s blood, also oxycodone, an opioid used to relieve chronic pain, but at “therapeutic” levels, therefore not dangerous but useful for the patient’s health. “Natural death”, concluded the doctor in his report, caused only by occlusion.
Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died on January 12th, one day after her last red carpet, when she had paraded with the cast of Elvis at the Golden Globe Awards. Priscilla made the official announcement, with a note. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us”, her words to People. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to face this deep loss. Thank you for your love and prayers”.
After Presley’s death, a legal battle for the inheritance had also begun between Priscilla and her niece Riley Keough. Because of a modification in the will, with which the singer totally excluded her mother. A dispute that, fortunately, lasted little, since the parties reached an agreement convenient for both. In addition to Riley, Lisa Marie had three other children: Benjamin, who committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27, and the twins Finley and Harper, 14 years old, had from Michael Lockwood. After the death of their mother, it seemed that their custody was also destined to trigger a war in the family, but in the end common sense prevailed and today they live with their father.