La Toya Jackson and the Duchess of York pay tribute to Lisa Marie Presley
La Toya Jackson and the Duchess of York joined famous faces to pay their respects to American singer Lisa Marie Presley following her death at the age of 54.
In a statement, the Presley family said it was “shocked and saddened” to announce that Elvis Presley’s only child had passed away shortly after being rushed to hospital on Thursday.
Donatella Versace, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are also among the stars of the entertainment world praising Presley for her “beauty and kindness”.
La Toya, sister of Michael Jackson, Presley’s ex-husband, said the late singer will be “forever in our hearts” as he pays tribute.
Along with a video montage of photos of her late brother and Presley set to Michael’s hit You Are Not Alone, La Toya wrote: “We miss you Lisa!
“You will forever be in our hearts, I will never forget how much you shared with me the love you have for my brother, I thank you for being so honest #RIP. “
Presley’s marriage to Michael, from 1994 to 1996, is arguably her most famous marriage as it brought together the so-called King of Pop with the King’s daughter.
i say hello to you everyday and i love you my sissy and i will continue to say hello to you everydaySarah Ferguson
She has also been married three more times, first to musician Danny Keough, then to Michael to Hollywood star Nicolas Cage, and then to music producer Michael Lockwood.
Sarah Ferguson described Presley as a “dedicated friend” and said the singer would “be in my heart”.
Sharing a photo of them hugging, she wrote: “I greet you every day and I love you my sister and I will continue to say hello to you every day.
“You are my sissy, a wonderful mother to Ben, Riley, Harper and Finley and a dearly loved daughter to Priscilla.
She added: “You have been my devoted friend for many years and I am here for your family to support and love them. I am deeply grieving my sissy, you are in my heart.
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Designer Donatella Versace said: “I will never forget the time we spent together.
“Your beauty and kindness shine brightly. Rest in peace Lisa Marie. We will never forget you.”
Hanks, who starred in the recent Elvis biopic, and his wife, Wilson, recall spending time with Presley and her family during a movie promotion last year as they paid their respects.
In a joint statement on Wilson’s Instagram, she said: “Our hearts are broken at the sudden and shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley tonight.
Your beauty and kindness shine brightly. Rest in peace Lisa Marie. We will never forget youDonatella Versace
“Tom and I spent some family time during Elvis’s movie tour. Lisa Marie is very honest and outspoken, vulnerable, always in a state of expectation about the movie.
“She spoke so eloquently about her father, how much the film meant to her, that it was a celebration of her father. She has two beautiful daughters Finley and Harper with her who make us all laugh.
Wilson said Presley was “generous” enough to show her around Graceland, the mansion where her father lived in Memphis, Tennessee.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to Riley, Harper, Finley, Danny and Priscilla,” she said.
“A mother should never lose a child. Lisa Marie lost her precious son Benjamin, Priscilla lost her only daughter. It too much. Sending love to the family, praying for peace and strength. Love, Rita and Tom.”
On Tuesday, Presley attended the Golden Globe Awards, where Austin Butler won best actor for her role as her father in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic.
Speaking at an event before the ceremony, she said she was “overwhelmed” by the film and the effect it had.
“I am so proud and I know that my father will be proud too… I am so grateful,” she said.
The official account of the Golden Globes ceremony said she was a “very welcome presence” at Tuesday’s event.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lisa Marie Presley,” a statement read.
“She is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter and was a very welcome presence at the Golden Globes last Tuesday. You can rest in peace.”
Following in her father’s footsteps, Presley pursued a career in music, releasing three albums; To Whom It May Concern in 2003, Now What in 2005, and Storm & Grace in 2012.
In 2018, she introduced a new record, titled Where No One Stands Alone, which was released to honor her father’s love for gospel music and featured 14 original performances by him. he recorded.
The title track is a reimagined duet in which Lisa Marie duet with her father, who passed away at the age of 42 in 1977.
A few days before her death, she visited Graceland, the mansion owned by her father in Memphis, Tennessee, to celebrate his birthday on January 8.
After her father’s death, at the age of nine, she became joint heir to his estate, along with her grandfather, Vernon Presley, and her great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley.
In 1993, when she was 25 years old, she took full control of the property and established The Elvis Presley Trust, to continue to successfully manage it.
Last year, Presley wrote an essay, published by the US publication People, about the “horrible reality” of her grief following the death of her son Benjamin Keough by suicide in 2020.
“I have been dealing with death, grief and loss since I was 9 years old. I’ve had more than anyone in my life and somehow I’ve come this far,” she wrote in August.
A statement shared to PA news agency by Presley’s family announcing her death said: “Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and saddened by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie.
“They are incredibly grateful for everyone’s support, love and prayers, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
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