Lisa Marie Presley is buried next to her son at Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley is buried next to her son at Graceland

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  • January 14, 2023
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, which on Friday became a gathering place for fans distraught over her death a day earlier.

The singer-songwriter’s final resting place will be next to her son Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020, a representative for her daughter and actress Riley Keough said. Elvis and other members of the Presley family are also buried at Graceland.

Fans paid their respects at the gates of Graceland on Friday, writing messages on the stone wall, leaving flowers and sharing memories of Elvis Presley’s only child, who was one of the last remaining touchstones for the icon whose influence and importance is still more than 45 Years later, his own sudden death reverberates.

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died Thursday, hours after being rushed to hospital for a medical emergency.

Lisa Marie, herself a singer-songwriter, did not live in Memphis, where she was born. But she made trips to the city to celebrate her father’s birthday and commemorate his death, which stunned the world when he was found dead at his home in Graceland on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42. She was in Memphis just in the past Sunday for her father’s 88th birthday.

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died Thursday, hours after being rushed to hospital for a medical emergency.Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died Thursday, hours after being rushed to hospital for a medical emergency.

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Angela Ferraro was among those who stopped by Graceland on Thursday night, where the trees on the front lawn were adorned with green and red lights. On the cool and windy evening, fans took photos and laid flowers at the front gate.

Ferraro and her fiancé drove 25 minutes from Olive Branch, Mississippi to pay their respects. Ferraro said she’s a fan of Elvis’ music and Lisa Marie’s – the couple heard Lisa Marie’s song “Lights Out” on the drive north to Graceland.

“Elvis died young and so did she. And her son, his death was also very tragic,” said Ferraro, 32. “It’s difficult and devastating.”

Lisa Marie became the sole heir to the Elvis Presley Trust, which — along with Elvis Presley Enterprises — managed Graceland and other assets until she sold her controlling interest in 2005. She retained ownership of the mansion itself, the 13 acres around her, and the items within the home.

A representative for Elvis Presley Enterprises told The Associated Press that the mansion is in a trust that will benefit her children – she has survived three daughters. The representative had no details on the timing of a funeral or burial.

Lisa Marie was 9 when her father died. She was residing at Graceland at the time and would recall him kissing her goodnight hours before he died. The next day she saw him, he was lying face down in the bathroom.

“I just had a feeling,” she told Rolling Stone in 2003. “He was not well. All I know is that I had it (a feeling) and it happened. I was obsessed with death from a very young age.”

Lisa Marie visited Graceland in 2012 to attend the opening of a new exhibition, “Elvis Through His Daughter’s Eyes,” a personal look that included her baby shoes — her birth, which was exactly nine months after Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding international news – as well as her first record player and a little white fur coat.

During an interview with the AP during that stop, she smiled as she recalled the time she spent with her father. She said one of her favorite items was the key to operate a golf cart because it helped her remember driving around the neighborhood alone with her father.

“It was my life,” she said. “I took it everywhere with me. It was never far from me or not on me when I was a kid. I hadn’t seen it in 35 years.”

On Thursday, Sancelle Vance, 50, did the Graceland tour, which included a stop at Lisa Marie’s old swing set and her son’s grave.

About an hour and a half later, Vance heard of Lisa Marie’s death; The mood at the Guest House at Graceland, where she is staying, was growing somber. Vance, who decided to stop in Memphis while moving to California from Mississippi, said it was “surreal” that she was at Graceland the day Lisa Marie died.

Kristen Sainato and her husband were visiting Memphis from Cleveland when she heard the news of Lisa Marie’s death on Thursday. Wearing a black jacket with the well-known TCB Blitz (short for getting business done in a flash, a motto Elvis lived by) on the back, she described meeting Lisa Marie at a celebration for her father’s birthday. Sainato left a bouquet of flowers at the front gate of Graceland, where one of two planes is named after Lisa Marie.

“These are for Lisa,” she said.

She said Lisa Marie Presley was one of the last connections to her famous father.

“Everyone is shocked by this. Why? Why did this have to happen?” Sainato said, wiping tears from her eyes as she stood in front of the stone wall that borders the house-turned-museum. “She deserves a long, happy life.”

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