Lisa Marie Presley relished her role as a mother to her “cubs.” In a 2019 post on her verified Instagram account, the singer-songwriter, who died Thursday at the age of 54, referred to her four children, daughters Riley, Finley, and Harper, and son, Benjamin.
Her devotion to her children was palpable. In a 2012 interview with The Guardian, Presley stated that “having all my children” was the happiest time in her life, second only to growing up at Graceland as Elvis Presley’s only child.
That’s why she said she was “shattered” when Benjamin committed suicide at the age of 27 in 2020. Presley’s most recent post, in August 2022, directed her followers to an essay she wrote for National Grief Awareness Day and had published by People magazine “in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this helps in some way.”
Presley wrote in the essay that she had “been living in the horrific reality of [grief’s] unrelenting grips since my son’s death two years ago” and went on to discuss grief and loss.
Death is part of life whether we like it or not — and so is grieving. There is so much to learn and understand on the subject, but here’s what I know so far: One is that grief does not stop or go away in any sense, a year, or years after the loss.
A recent photo of her family has surfaced where one can see the family intact. It leaves a void in the hearts of those that loved Elvis and his family. Lisa’s brother was also emotional about her passing.
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