The world is still in shock after the death of Lisa Marie Presley, who died of a heart attack last Thursday at the age of 54. Now, the burial plans of the only child of Elvis Presley have been revealed.
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Presley’s Burial Plans
People Magazine reported that Presley will be buried at her father’s Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee next to her son Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.
“Lisa Marie’s final resting place will be at Graceland, next to her beloved son Ben,” Presley’s daughter Riley Keough said in a statement.
Presley will be buried with her son in Graceland’s Meditation Garden, which is also the final resting place of Elvis, Elvis’ mother Gladys Presley, Elvis’ father Vernon Presley and Elvis’ grandmother Minnie Mae Presley. Presley previously sang about her future resting place in her song “Light’s Out” in her 2003 debut album “To Whom It May Concern.”
“Someone turned the lights out there in Memphis,” she sang. “Ooh, that’s where my family’s buried and gone (gone)/Oh yeah/Last time I was there I noticed a space left/Oh, next to them there in Memphis, yeah/In the damn back lawn.”
Check out that song in the video below.
That same year, Presley opened up about her burial plans in an interview with Playboy Magazine.
“I don’t plan on anything. I’m sure I’ll end up there,” she said at the time. “Or I’ll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room,” she jokingly said. “I’ll get more tourists to Graceland that way.”
Priscilla Presley Honors Lisa Marie
Presley is survived by her 77 year-old mother Priscilla, who announced her death to the world last week.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla said according to Yahoo News. “She was the most passionate strong and 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.”
The official Instagram account for Graceland also addressed Presley’s death, saying, “Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
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— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) January 13, 2023
Austin Butler Speaks Out
Just two days before her death, Presley attended the Golden Globe Awards, where she watched Austin Butler win Best Actor for his portrayal of her father in the biopic Elvis.
“My heart is completely shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper and Priscilla at the tragic and unexpected loss of Lisa Marie,” Butler told E! News after her death. “I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her warmth, her love and her authenticity will always be remembered.”
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Presley was a true legend, and there will never be another one like her. Please join us in saying a prayer for her family during this difficult time.