Lisa Marie Presley is buried next to son Benjamin Keough at Graceland after death
Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley, which on Friday became a gathering place for fans dismayed by 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.
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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.
Lisa Marie was one of the last remaining touchstones for the icon, whose influence and importance still reverberate more than 45 years after his own sudden death.
The 54-year-old died Thursday, hours after being rushed to hospital for a medical emergency.
Two days earlier, she had appeared with her mother, Priscilla Presley, at the Golden Globe Awards, where actor Austin Butler won the Best Actor award for portraying her father in the film Elvis, paying tribute to the two women.
“Lisa Marie’s final resting place will be at Graceland, alongside her beloved son Ben,” Keough’s rep said.
Benjamin Keough died in 2020 at the age of 27, a death ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Lisa Marie reminisced about her son earlier this year in an essay for People magazine, which she posted to Instagram, describing herself as “devastated” by his death.
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 last Sunday for her father’s 88th birthday.
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 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 in the house.
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 nine 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.”
Kristen Sainato and her husband were visiting Memphis from Cleveland when she heard the news of Lisa Marie’s death on Thursday.
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.
“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 bounds the former museum.
“She deserves a long, happy life.”
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