Riley Keough has broken her silence on her mom Lisa Marie Presley’s untimely death.
Keough, 33, posted a throwback picture of herself as a child holding flowers as she looked up at her mom on Instagram, a week after her mother’s passing.
She captured the post with a simple red heart emoji.
Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, died on Jan. 12 after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 54.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter, Lisa Marie, has left us,” Priscilla, 77, said in a statement. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Keough said, “I rushed to the hospital to be by her bedside at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles after hearing my mom was in critical condition.”
“She is now receiving the best care,” Priscilla stated hours before her daughter’s death. “Please keep her and our family in your prayers.”
Lisa Marie was reportedly buried at Graceland’s Meditation Garden ahead of her public memorial service.
“I had a close relationship with my mother,” Keough shared about Lisa Marie.
In one post on her birthday in February 2021, Lisa Marie wrote, “Like everyday, I couldn’t have made it through without these three by my side,” referencing Keough and her twin daughters, Finley and Harper.
Lisa Marie shared Riley and son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide at age 27 in July 2020, with her first husband, Danny Keough. The former couple were married from 1988 to 1994.
She co-parented 14-year-olds Finley and Harper with her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, to whom she was married from 2006 to 2021.
After his ex-wife’s death, Lockwood, 61, released a statement via his lawyer saying his “world had been turned on its ear.”
Meanwhile, Cage, 59, shared that he was “heartbroken” but found “some solace believing Lisa Marie is reunited with her son, Benjamin.”
Lisa Marie had been open about the grief she suffered after losing Benjamin to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She candidly wrote in an August 2022 essay that she “beat herself up tirelessly and chronically, blaming herself every single day” for her son’s tragic death.
Riley also spoke about suffering, while mourning her late brother.
“I’m just generally trying to be grateful for everything at the moment, trying to operate in love, and keep my heart open, and give and receive love,” she said. “And not in a woo-woo way, because I definitely have hard days, and all kinds of pain and suffering and all that. But I think when you realize that’s part of it, and your expectation isn’t to just be feeling joy, that’s been a real shift for me in finding those moments and things to smile about.”
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