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Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54

Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock and roll legend Elvis, has died, her mother has said in a statement.

The 54-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California, on Thursday morning.

Her mother, Priscilla Presley, said: “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

“She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”

It followed an earlier statement in which the 77-year-old asked people to “keep her and our family in your prayers”.

She said her daughter had been “rushed to hospital”, with paramedics called shortly before 10.40am.

Presley’s family, including Priscilla and daughter Riley Keough, were pictured outside a hospital in Los Angeles before her death was announced.

Her cardiac arrest came just two days after she attended the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, where she celebrated Austin Butler winning best actor in a drama film for playing her father in the biopic Elvis.

She gave interviews on the red carpet, where she told Entertainment Tonight she had been left stunned by the star’s “mind-blowing” performance.

And just last weekend, Presley was at her father’s old Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the anniversary of his birth on 8 January 1935.

Elvis, widely considered to be the greatest rock and roll artist in history, died on 16 August 1977, aged just 42. Sky News

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