Lisa Marie’s haunting last words to Priscilla Presley

News of her death saddened the world.
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Priscilla Presley has shed light on her daughter Lisa Marie’s final few days in an emotional new interview with the Hollywood Reporter. 

Just one day after attending the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Lisa Marie was rushed to West Hills Hospital near her Calabasas home after experiencing a cardiac arrest. She died just hours later on January 12th after a second cardiac arrest. 

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“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” a statement released by the family read at the time. 

“They are profoundly grateful for the support, love, and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.” 

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In July, The Times obtained a copy of the L.A. County medical examiner’s autopsy report of Lisa Marie which listed her cause of death as “small bowel obstruction.”

“The obstruction was in the form of a strangulated small bowl caused by adhesions that developed after bariatric surgery years ago,” the report said. 

“This is a known long-term complication of this type of surgery.”

Lisa Marie was the only child of the King of Rock and Roll (Credit: Getty)

Speaking of Lisa Marie’s last public appearance at the Golden Globes to celebrate Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed Elvis biopic starring Austin Butler, Priscilla revealed the mother-daughter duo shared one final laugh together.

“We had just gotten there, you go down all these stairs,” Priscilla recalled in the interview. 

“I tripped a little bit because I had these high heels on, and she started laughing so hard,” the actress, 78, continued. 

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“I started laughing. We hadn’t even had a drink yet. She goes, ‘Oh my God, Mom, you can’t even have a drink.” 

The pair then sat down to order drinks before the evening took an ominous turn. 

“Mom, my stomach hurts really bad,” Priscilla recalled her daughter telling her, the pair then “immediately” getting up and leaving. 

Pictured just one day before her unexpected passing (Credit: Getty)

Since Lisa Marie’s tragic passing at the age of just 54, Priscilla has been struggling to keep her head above the waves of her grief. 

“Priscilla is inconsolable but she knows she has to pick up the pieces for Lisa Marie’s girls,” a close family insider told New Idea earlier this year. 

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“She will do anything to help them get through this. It’s a lot to deal with for someone Priscilla’s age, but she insists she’s up to the task. Really, she doesn’t have a choice.”

In a tribute of her own to her only child, Priscilla wrote that her little girl was “the most passionate, strong and loving woman.”

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