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Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death confirmed to be bowel obstruction

Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death confirmed to be bowel obstruction

She died earlier this year at the age of 54

Lisa Marie Presley’s cause of death has been confirmed as bowel obstruction, after she tragically passed away at the age of 54 earlier this year.

Lisa Marie, who was the only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was rushed to hospital on 12 January after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home in California.

Her mother Priscilla later released a statement confirming the singer had died, saying: "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.

"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.”

Lisa Marie Presley died aged 54. Bryan Steffy/WireImage/Getty
Lisa Marie Presley died aged 54. Bryan Steffy/WireImage/Getty

Seven months later, the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office has finally revealed the actual cause of Lisa Marie’s death was a 'small bowel obstruction'.

This is what happens when the small intestine becomes partially or completely blocked, and is a potentially dangerous condition that can occur due to a number of reasons, such as colon cancer or medication.

According to Lisa Marie's report, she had adhesions that had been caused by a bariatric surgery she underwent several years ago.

The medical examiner's report says: "This is a known long-term complication of this type of surgery."

Lisa Marie’s death came just a few days after she appeared at the 80th Golden Globes ceremony to support the cast of Elvis.

Lisa Marie and her mother were seen crying when star Austin Butler won the award for Best Actor.

“The Presley family, thank you guys, thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me,” Butler – who played Elvis in the biopic – said during his acceptance speech.

He added: “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever."

In the wake of her death, he also paid tribute to the late singer and songwriter, saying he felt ‘eternally grateful’ for his time with her.

"My heart is completely shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper, and Priscilla at the tragic and unexpected loss of Lisa Marie,” Butler said.

"I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her warmth, her love, and her authenticity will always be remembered."

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Topics: Celebrity