Late Lisa Marie Presley had reportedly started retaking opioids before her appearance at the Golden Globes.
The daughter of late singer Elvis Presley was also on weight loss meds to look her best for the award ceremony to honor “Elvis.”
Lisa Marie suffered a cardiac arrest after the ceremony and was rushed to a hospital, where she passed away. Following her death, her mother, Priscilla Presley, contested her will, which placed her eldest daughter Riley Keough, and her late son, Benjamin Keough, as successor co-trustees.
Read on to learn more.
Lisa Marie Presley Reportedly Lost 50 LBS And Started Using Opioids Again
Fresh reports have revealed that Lisa Marie was actively pursuing a weight-loss goal ahead of the award ceremonies for which the “Elvis” movie was nominated.
Sources, per TMZ, shared that she also underwent plastic surgery and lost about “40-50” pounds to achieve her desire of looking good for the award shows. Lisa Marie also reportedly returned to taking opioids around the same time, an addiction she had battled with for years.
Signs that the 54-year-old wasn’t really well were seen during her Golden Globe appearance. While walking the red carpet, she appeared unsteady on her feet and, at some point, needed some support from her friend Jerry Schilling, 80, to maintain her balance, as seen in a video.
She was also spotted slurring her words while speaking with the press about the film “Elvis'” lead actor Austin Butler.
The Baz Luhrmann-directed movie, centered on Lisa Marie’s father, landed the Butler the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama award.
Lisa Marie Presley’s Death
Days after the award show, Lisa Marie suffered from cardiac arrest at her Calabasas, California, home. Per TMZ, the daughter of the late music icon complained about her stomach on the morning of Thursday, January 12.
She was later found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital. However, despite the measures taken, she did not make it. The cause of her death is yet to be determined but will be known when her toxicology results come through.
Following her death, Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla, released an announcement to mourn the demise of her daughter. She penned at the time, “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 and loving woman I have ever known.”
Other celebrities like Billy Idol, Sean Lennon, and Taryll Jackson, who were acquainted with Lisa Marie, also sent in their condolence messages.
Lisa Marie Presley Shared A Post About Grief Before Her Death
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Lisa Marie’s last Instagram post was about her late son Benjamin, whom she shared with her estranged husband, Danny Keough.
At the time, she discussed dealing with her son’s death, who committed suicide in 2020, sharing a picture of an op-ed she wrote for People magazine for National Grief Awareness Day.
“I have been living in the horrific reality of its unrelenting grips since my son’s death two years ago, I thought I would share a few things to be aware of in regard to grief for anyone who is interested,” read the emotional post shared on August 30, 2022.
She added, “It’s a real choice to keep going, one that I have to make every single day and one that is constantly challenging, to say the least … But I keep going for my girls. I keep going because my son made it very clear in his final moments that taking care of his little sisters and looking out for them were on the forefront of his concerns and his mind.”
Priscilla Presley Is Contesting Her Daughter’s Will
In the wake of Lisa Marie’s death, a huge in-house fight started within the family regarding the directive of her will. While the document named Lisa Marie’s eldest daughter, Riley, and her late son, Benjamin, as successor co-trustees per a “purported 2016 amendment,” Priscilla recently filed a claim in court to contest its “authenticity and validity.”
The businesswoman was formerly a trustee of the will alongside Lisa Marie’s former business manager, Barry Siegel. In the documents obtained exclusively by The Blast, Priscilla claims that Lisa Marie’s name was incorrectly misspelled and that her daughter’s signature on the 2016 paperwork “appears inconsistent with her usual and customary signature.”