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    Lisa Marie Presley spent her life within the highlight : NPR

    Singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley, has died at 54 years outdated.

    MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

    Lisa Marie Presley’s household, buddies and followers are nonetheless in shock over her sudden loss of life yesterday. The 54-year-old singer-songwriter was hospitalized after going into cardiac arrest at her California dwelling. NPR’s Mandalit del Barco has this remembrance of rock legend Elvis Presley’s solely youngster.

    MANDALIT DEL BARCO, BYLINE: Simply days in the past, Lisa Marie Presley was on the Golden Globes, seated subsequent to her mom Priscilla, watching as Austin Butler gained a finest actor award for portraying Elvis onscreen.

    (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

    AUSTIN BUTLER: Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I really like you perpetually.

    DEL BARCO: As he spoke, Lisa Marie Presley held her hand over her coronary heart. Now followers and people closest to her appear equally as emotional about her loss of life. In an announcement, Priscilla known as her daughter essentially the most passionate, sturdy and loving lady I’ve ever recognized. Actor Nicolas Cage, one among her ex-husbands, wrote that he was heartbroken over the information. And the property of one other of her exes, Michael Jackson, wrote on Instagram that Michael had been comforted by Lisa Marie’s beneficiant love, concern and care throughout their time collectively. Throughout and after their transient marriage, Presley had defended Jackson towards sexual abuse allegations. All through her life, Presley was within the highlight, making headlines for her struggles with medication and for her celeb marriages and divorces. She was first photographed as a child, born precisely 9 months after her mother and father wed.

    (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “DON’T CRY DADDY”)

    ELVIS PRESLEY: (Singing) Right now I stumble from my mattress with thunder crashing in my head.

    DEL BARCO: Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorced when their daughter was 4 years outdated. He died when she was 9. Lisa Marie turned his sole inheritor, managing his property, together with Graceland mansion. She informed reporters her father influenced her total life. She shared his brooding, hooded eyes and low, sultry voice.

    (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “DON’T CRY DADDY”)

    ELVIS PRESLEY AND LISA MARIE PRESLEY: (Singing) Daddy, daddy, please snicker once more. Daddy, trip us in your again once more. Oh, daddy, please do not cry.

    DEL BARCO: She recorded this duet in 1997, mixing her voice together with her late father’s. Presley herself launched three albums. She informed ABC TV two years in the past she had her father’s insurgent spirit.

    (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

    LISA MARIE PRESLEY: The wild card issue could be very a lot alive and properly on this household and alive and properly in me.

    DEL BARCO: Presley was additionally public about her grief after one among her sons died by suicide. She was many issues – a mom, a singer, a former Scientologist, a philanthropist and perpetually linked to the king of pop and the king of rock ‘n’ roll.

    (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “STORM AND GRACE”)

    L PRESLEY: (Singing) Your storm and your grace.

    DEL BARCO: Mandalit del Barco, NPR Information.

    (SOUNDBITE OF LISA MARIE PRESLEY SONG, “STORM AND GRACE”)

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