LOS ANGELES — Lisa Marie Presley’s passing at the age of 54 has been attributed to complications arising from bariatric surgery she underwent several years ago, authorities announced on Thursday.
According to the autopsy report released by the office of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, the renowned singer, songwriter, and daughter of Elvis Presley died on January 12 due to natural causes, specifically as a result of a small bowel obstruction.
The report shed light on the nature of Presley’s death, pointing out that the complication she experienced is commonly associated with bariatric surgery, a procedure intended for weight loss. The Mayo Clinic suggests that this surgery is typically recommended when other weight loss methods have proven ineffective or when an individual has a serious medical condition.
Presley passed away at a Los Angeles hospital, where she had been transported by paramedics in response to a 911 call reporting a woman in cardiac arrest at her residence. At that time, no public information was available regarding the cause of the medical emergency.
According to the autopsy report, Presley had complained of stomach pain earlier on the day of her demise.
She was laid to rest on January 22 during a funeral held at Graceland, her childhood home, which now serves as a museum, tourist attraction, and a revered site for Elvis enthusiasts.
Lisa Marie Presley is survived by her three daughters: 34-year-old actor Riley Keough, known for her role in “Daisy Jones & the Six,” and 15-year-old twins Harper and Finley Lockwood. Her son, Benjamin Keough, tragically passed away in 2020.
In the immediate aftermath of her death, there were indications of a potential legal battle over Presley’s estate. Four days after the funeral, her mother, Priscilla Presley, filed court documents contesting a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie Presley’s living trust, which had removed Priscilla Presley and a former business manager as trustees, replacing them with her two eldest children.
However, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough, who now serves as the sole trustee, reached a settlement in May, resolving the matter.
On a positive note, Riley Keough received her first Emmy nomination on Wednesday for her outstanding performance as best actress in a limited series or TV movie in “Daisy Jones & the Six.”