Lisa Marie Presley's 'tragic' final post before her death: 'Gone too soon'

The star died following a cardiac arrest on Thursday at the age of 54.

The world was left in shock this week following the sudden passing of Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of legendary singer Elvis Presley, at the age of 54 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Lisa Marie's mother Priscilla Presley was by her side when she passed, confirming the news with a statement, 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.

Lisa Marie Presley and Benjamin Keough
Lisa Marie was left heartbroken when her son Benjamin Keough died at the age of 27 in 2020. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Marie Presley

"Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time, there will be no further comment."

Both Lisa Marie and Priscilla attended the Golden Globes on Tuesday to see Austin Butler win the award for Best Actor - Drama for his portrayal of Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's biopic. The mother and daughter were in tears as Austin delivered his acceptance speech, where he said he would love the women "forever".

Now fans are noticing the star's "tragic" final post on her Instagram, which she shared in August for National Grief Awareness Day. Lisa Marie wrote an essay for People magazine about losing her son Benjamin Keough at the age of 27 in 2020 when he took his own life.

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"In honour of it being National Grief Awareness Day, I wrote an essay about Grief which was posted today on @people," she wrote at the time. "I thought I’d post it here in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this it helps in some way."

Lisa Marie shared in the essay that her son's death "destroyed" her, but her three daughters Riley Keough, 33, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14, keep her going.

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"It's a real choice to keep going, one that I have to make every single day and one that is constantly challenging to say the least ... But I keep going for my girls," she wrote. "I keep going because my son made it very clear in his final moments that taking care of his little sisters and looking out for them were on the forefront of his concerns and his mind. He absolutely adored them and they him.

"My and my three daughters' lives as we knew it were completely detonated and destroyed by his death. We live in this every. Single. Day."

She shared that she hoped her essay would help more people understand that when you lose someone "every day is grief awareness day" and that it might encourage a reader to reach out to a friend or family member who has lost someone and support them through their grief.

"Ask them how they're doing, ask them to talk about their person. Yes! We DO want to talk about them. That's how we keep them alive in our hearts, that's how they don't get forgotten, that is what keeps us alive as well. And do me a favour, don't tell them that 'you can't imagine' their pain. The truth is, oh yes you can — you just don't want to."

Lisa Marie with her children Riley Keough, Benjamin Keough, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood
Lisa Marie with her children Riley Keough, Benjamin Keough, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood in 2019. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Marie Presley

Riley commented on the post at the time, leaving a number of love heart emojis, while many others thanked her for her words.

However, in the wake of Lisa Marie's death, the post has been flooded with grieving fans.

"How tragic that the very last post from you is about the heartbreaking loss of your son and now you’re with him," one user wrote. "You are gone too soon and I send my sincere condolences to your family."

"And now we’re grieving for you," another said. "Crazy how this is the last thing you left for us on Instagram. May you rest in peace."

"I will never forget the day I met you and your beautiful mother," a third said. "You both were so kind to me. It was an honour being in the presence of you both. You're with your beautiful son now. I know your heart ached for him. Go be with your baby boy and your father now. Rest peacefully."

"Now the world grieves your sudden loss," someone else added. "Rest easy with your dad and son, sweetheart."

"Your last post [crying emoji], what an incredible gift to leave for your fans, friends and family," another said. "Rest well."

A representative has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Lisa Marie will be laid to rest at Graceland next to Benjamin.

"Lisa Marie's final resting place will be at Graceland, next to her beloved son Ben," the source shared.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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