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Lisa Marie Presley shared heartbreaking final post before she died aged 54

Jess Hardiman

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Lisa Marie Presley shared heartbreaking final post before she died aged 54

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Lisa Marie Presley had shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram before her untimely death at 54, having suffered a cardiac arrest.

Presley, who was the only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was taken to hospital yesterday (Thursday 12 January), but sadly treatment could not save her.

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In a statement confirming the star’s death, her mother Priscilla said: "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

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

Lisa Marie Presley performing in 2012. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo
Lisa Marie Presley performing in 2012. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo

"We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.”

While Presley's Instagram posts were often few and far between, her last has proven to be a particularly poignant message.

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Posted back in August 2022, she shared an essay about grief that she had written for National Grief Awareness Day.

Presley had experienced the pain of losing someone not just after the death of her father, but also her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020.

Presley's poignant final Instagram post. Credit: Instagram/Lisa Marie Presley
Presley's poignant final Instagram post. Credit: Instagram/Lisa Marie Presley

She wrote: “Hi. In honor of it being National Grief Awareness Day, I wrote an essay about Grief which was posted today on PEOPLE.

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"I thought I’d post it here in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this, it helps in some way."

In her essay, which was written for People, Presley said grief was ‘not a comfortable subject’ and was 'most unpopular’ to talk about, but that it was an important conversation to have if we were to make ‘any progress’.

"Death is part of life whether we like it or not — and so is grieving," she said.

Lisa Marie Presley with her son Benjamin. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo
Lisa Marie Presley with her son Benjamin. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo
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"Grief does not stop or go away in any sense, a year, or years after the loss.

"Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe. You do not 'get over it,' you do not 'move on,' period."

Presley said she beat herself up ‘tirelessly’ for her son’s death, and even blamed herself daily for what happened.

She continued: "This is where finding others who have experienced a similar loss can be the only way to go. Support groups that have your specific kind of loss in common. I go to them, and I hold them for other bereaved parents at my home.

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"Nothing, absolutely NOTHING takes away the pain, but finding support can sometimes help you feel a little bit less alone."

Topics: Celebrity

Jess Hardiman
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