Lisa Marie Presley lost 18-22kg over 6 weeks, took opioids before death, report says


Lisa Marie Presley, who was 54, reportedly wanted to drop weight before making appearances at Golden Globes. Photo: AP

Lisa Marie Presley was taking opioids and weight loss medication before her death this month, according to a report.

The only child of Elvis Presley lost between 40 and 50 pounds (18-22 kg) over a six-week stretch ahead of the Golden Globe Awards, TMZ reported Monday, citing family sources.

Presley, who was 54, reportedly wanted to drop weight before making appearances in support of Elvis, a biopic about her father. She also underwent plastic surgery, the sources said.

Officials haven’t released Presley’s cause of death, which is being investigated.

Presley was open about her past struggles with drug addiction. She told NBC’s Today show in 2018 that her “struggle” with drugs began when she was 45, then referenced her addiction to opioids and painkillers in her foreword for Harry Nelson’s 2019 book The United States Of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain.

Two days before her death, Presley and her mother, Priscilla Presley, attended the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, where Austin Butler won best actor in a drama film for his leading performance in Elvis.

Lisa Marie was laid to rest at her father’s Graceland estate in Memphis next to her only son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020.

“Lisa, we all love you,” Priscilla Presley said during a public memorial service.

Lisa Marie was nine when her father died in 1977. She is survived by three daughters, including actress Riley Keough. Lisa Marie was famously married to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996 and Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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