The Los Angeles County coroner was released Documents It was revealed on Thursday that Lisa Marie Presley died in January of a small bowel obstruction.
A summary of the coroner’s report on Presley, who was 54 at the time of her death, also concluded that she had died of natural causes. At the time, authorities said Elvis Presley’s only child had been hospitalized after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” her mother, Priscilla Presley, said after her death. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this great loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”
Presley’s family has been awaiting the results of their autopsy for six months. Shortly after her death, the coroner’s office said it was unable to determine the cause of death and that further investigation and study was needed.
Presley’s death led to a long dispute between her mother and her daughter, actor Riley Keough, whom Presley appointed trustee in the event of her death, giving Keough sole control of Elvis’ fortune.
Priscilla Presley filed legal documents alleging that she and her daughter’s former manager were the original trustees and raised questions about the validity of the change. Lisa Marie Presley’s signature authorizing the change of trustee “appears to be at odds with her usual and customary signature,” her mother said in the court filing.
Keough and her grandmother cleared the matter up last month. Keough has reportedly agreed to pay her grandmother a $1 million lump sum, cover her $400,000 in legal fees, and pay her as “special counsel” to the estate for the next ten years.