Mourners gather at Graceland for Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service


(Reuters) – Mourners were on their way to Graceland on Sunday morning to pay their respects to singer Lisa Marie Presley in the Memphis, Tennessee, mansion she inherited from her father, rock legend Elvis Presley.

Presley died on January 12 at the age of 54. Earlier that day, he was rushed to a Los Angeles County hospital after reportedly going into cardiac arrest at his home. He is survived by his daughters, actress Riley Keough and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood.

Two days before his death, he and his mother, Priscilla Presley, attended the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, where actor Austin Butler won Best Actor for his portrayal of his father in the film Elvis. Butler paid tribute to both women in his acceptance speech.

Presley began his music career in the 2000s with two albums, “To Whom It May Concern” and “Now What”, which entered the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

She has been married and divorced four times, including to pop star Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage.

He was the only child of one of American music’s biggest stars and was 9 years old when Elvis Presley died of heart failure at the age of 42 at Graceland in 1977. The mansion is now a popular tourist attraction.

Elvis Presley and other members of his family are buried in the Graceland Meditation Garden.

Lisa Marie Presley will also be buried there next to the grave of her son Benjamin Q, who died in 2020 at the age of 27, a death ruled by the Los Angeles County Coroner as a suicide. In a recent essay, she described herself as “devastated” by her son’s death.

After the funeral, a public memorial service is planned on the front lawn of Graceland at 9 a.m. CST (1500 GMT), followed by a procession past Lisa Marie Presley’s grave.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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