The celebrity tributes for Lisa Marie Presley continue. Presley, 54, passed away on Thursday, January 12th.
Presley, the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, suffered cardiac arrest while at home in Calabasas, California. Her death occurred two days after she appeared with her mother at the Golden Globe awards. “Elvis” star Austin Butler would thank Lisa Marie and her mother in his acceptance speech for Best Actor In a Drama Motion Picture.
Countless celebrities have offered their words of condolence following Presley’s passing. The Blast has covered many tributes, including those from “Selling Sunset” star Chrishell Stause, and the estate of Presley’s former husband, Michael Jackson.
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Rock band Blondie, who rose to fame in the late 1970s with their pop classics “One Way Or Another” and “Heart Of Glass,” paid tribute to the late musician on Friday afternoon. Read on to find out how Blondie commemorated Presley.
Presley’s Mother, Priscilla, Confirmed Her Daughter’s Passing Via Statement
Presley was pronounced dead after being taken to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, according to our report on her passing. Emergency personnel had performed CPR and administered epinephrine prior to her death.
Priscilla, 77, confirmed her only daughter’s passing in a statement to People 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. She was the most passionate strong loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment,” Priscilla’s statement concluded. She had been seen hurriedly entering the hospital and speaking with an unidentified male, The Blast’s report states.
Presley’s father passed away from a heart attack when he was in his early forties. The King of Rock and Roll was only 42 years old when he passed away at Graceland, his home in Memphis, in August of 1977.
Legendary Pop Band Blondie is Among The Celebrity Tributes To Presley
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Blondie, the NYC-based band who ruled the charts for a time in the seventies before splitting in 1982, posted a photo to their Instagram account, featuring Lisa Marie. The band released their sophomore album the same year as Elvis’ passing.
Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry can be seen posing with Presley, and artist Rob Roth in the photo, taken in 2003. Harry also noted the photo had been taken in Los Angeles.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of Lisa Marie’s passing,” Harry, 77, wrote in the photo’s caption. “She was such a beautiful person. Godspeed.”
Presley had followed in her father’s musical footsteps. She recorded three albums, the first of which was called “To Whom It May Concern” and was released the same year as the photo had been taken. She followed it up with 2005’s “Now What” and released her last album in 2012 called “Storm & Grace.”
“This is me. The record is me,” Presley said of her first album two decades ago. “Every song is me. You’re going to see who I really am and not what the tabloids say or whatever anyone has to say about me,” she concluded in an interview with People per Yahoo!