The death of Lisa Marie Presley is the latest tragedy to affect Elvis’ family

Lisa Marie Presley died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital after authorities responded to a “don’t breathe” call from her home in Calabasas.

Lisa Marie, the only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was 54 years old when she died. She is survived by her mother and three daughters – Riley, Harper Vivienne and Finley.

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” Priscilla’s representative said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “They are immensely grateful for everyone’s support, love and prayers, and ask for privacy at this very difficult time.”

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Before she died, Lisa struggled with loss, addiction and divorce. And sadly, her death is the latest of many tragedies to befall the Presley family.

Lisa Marie dealt with death at a young age

American rock legend Elvis Presley with his daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

American rock legend Elvis Presley with his daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
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Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla Presley, welcomed Lisa Marie Presley on February 1, 1968.

Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla Presley, welcomed Lisa Marie Presley on February 1, 1968.
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When Lisa Marie was just 9 years old, her father Elvis died in 1977 of a heart attack related to his drug use at his Graceland Mansion.

After her father’s death, Lisa Marie spent her childhood as a ‘loner’.

“I was a bit of a loner, a melancholic and odd kid,” Lisa Marie told the Los Angeles Times in 2003.

“I was in a real self-destructive mode for a while. I never really fit in at school. I didn’t really have a direction.”

Of her father’s extravagant love for his only child, which included a mink coat and a diamond ring as an 8-year-old, and her flying 30 minutes to Idaho to see snow, Lisa Marie once said, “I never thought it was weird or unusual. I just knew he was crazy about me, and that was just him showing his love for me. He just did what was in his heart,” according to the Washington Post.

Elvis’ drug addiction

Elvis Presley struggled with opiate addiction throughout his life.

Elvis Presley struggled with opiate addiction throughout his life.
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Before Elvis died, he was a longtime user of opiates, including Dilaudid, Percodan, and Demerol. High levels of all three were found in his bloodstream at the time of the musician’s death.

The rock and roll star was found unconscious in his bathroom. The “Jailhouse Rock” singer’s cause of death was first revealed to be a heart attack, but it was later concluded that drug use had contributed, the PBS News Hour previously reported.

His autopsy also revealed that he suffered from diabetes and glaucoma.

LISA MARIE PRESLEY, THE ONLY CHILD OF ELVIS AND PRISCILLA, DEAD AT 54

Elvis and Priscilla’s divorce

Elvis Presley and Priscilla met while the musician served in the overseas army in Germany.

Elvis Presley and Priscilla met while the musician served in the overseas army in Germany.
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Priscilla and Elvis Presley were married in 1967.

Priscilla and Elvis Presley were married in 1967.
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Elvis and his ex-wife Priscilla first met in Germany in 1959 while he was serving in the military. Priscilla was only 14 years old at the time while the musician was 24.

In 1963, Priscilla had moved to America to be with Elvis. The two married on May 1, 1967 in Las Vegas. They welcomed their daughter Lisa Marie on February 1, 1968.

Both Priscilla and Elvis were unfaithful during marriage and divorced in 1972.

“He wasn’t faithful, not that he had anyone special, but when you’re in the entertainment business it always is and I tried to turn my back on that but I just didn’t want to share him,” Priscilla told the Sunday News in 2018 .

“I didn’t divorce him because I didn’t love him — he really was the love of my life,” Priscilla previously said in “Loose Women.” “At least I left because I needed to know what the world was like.”

Priscilla Presley and Elvis separated in 1972.

Priscilla Presley and Elvis separated in 1972.
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Lisa Marie battled addiction

After the birth of her twin daughters, Lisa Marie Presley struggled with drug addiction.

After the birth of her twin daughters, Lisa Marie Presley struggled with drug addiction.
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Like her father before her, Lisa Marie struggled with drug addiction throughout her life.

She became addicted to opioids after the birth of her daughters in 2008 and wrote about the experience for the foreword to the 2019 book “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.”

“I was recovering after the [2008] birth of my daughters, Vivienne and Finley, when a doctor prescribed me opioids for pain,” she wrote. “I only had to prescribe short-term opioids in the hospital to feel the need to keep taking them.”

“Many more people suffer in silence, addicted to opioids and other substances. I write this in the hope that I can play a small part in drawing attention to this terrible crisis,” she wrote.

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Lisa Marie’s son died in 2020

Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley, died by suicide in 2020.

Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley, died by suicide in 2020.
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The 54-year-old has struggled with “unrelenting grief” over the death of her son Benjamin Keough in 2020.

Keough, the son of Lisa Marie and ex Danny Keough, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in July 2020. In an essay published by People magazine last summer, Presley called grief “lonely,” writing that it had been “unrelenting” for her and she blamed herself “every day.”

“I have dealt with death, grief and loss since I was 9 years old,” she wrote. “I’ve had more than anyone in my life and somehow I’ve come this far. But this one, the death of my beautiful, beautiful son? The sweetest and most incredible being I’ve ever had the privilege of to know who I felt so honored to be his mother every day? Who was so much like his grandfather on so many levels that he really scared me? Which made me worry about him even more than I naturally should have? Just no… no no no no…”

Multiple divorces

Presley and her first husband, Danny Keough, married in 1988 before divorcing in 1994.  They shared their daughter Riley and late son Benjamin.

Presley and her first husband, Danny Keough, married in 1988 before divorcing in 1994. They shared their daughter Riley and late son Benjamin.
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Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson were married for two years from 1994 to 1996.

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson were married for two years from 1994 to 1996.
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Lisa Marie’s love life was also plagued with tragedy. The singer-songwriter was married four times throughout her life.

Lisa Marie married her first husband Danny Keough in 1988. They welcomed their daughter Riley in 1989 and Ben in 1992. The couple called it quits in 1994.

She married Michael Jackson a month after finalizing her divorce from Danny. The couple divorced just two years later.

Lisa Marie previously claimed Jackson had similarities to her father in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

“They could have the kind of people who would go with their program or not with their program,” she said. “If they weren’t, they could be thrown out.”

Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage married in 2002. Cage and Presley divorced four months later.

Lisa Marie Presley and Nicolas Cage married in 2002. Cage and Presley divorced four months later.
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In 2002, Lisa Marie secretly married actor Nicolas Cage – though the two split just four months later.

In 2006 she was married to Michael Lockwood. The two welcomed twin daughters Harper and Finley in 2008. They called it quits in 2016. The divorce turned ugly as the former couple fought over custody of their children.

Lisa Marie Presley and musician Michael Lockwood divorced in 2016 after 10 years of marriage.  The ex couple shares twin daughters.

Lisa Marie Presley and musician Michael Lockwood divorced in 2016 after 10 years of marriage. The ex couple shares twin daughters.
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Fox News Digital’s Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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