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Amy Denman

Priscilla Presley's health battles as she's 'devastated' by death of daughter Lisa Marie

Priscilla Presley has been left "shocked and devastated" following her daughter Lisa Marie's death at age 54.

Dallas actress Priscilla, 77, shared her only daughter with her ex ex-husband Elvis Presley, who died at age 42 in 1977. She also has son Navarone Garibaldi from ex Marco Garibaldi.

Lisa Marie was rushed to hospital on Thursday, following paramedics performing CPR on the star after being called to her house in Calabasas over a possible cardiac arrest.

It was later announced she had died as tributes from stars flooded in on social media from Pink, Tom Hanks, John Travolta and many more.

Announcing the news, Priscilla said: "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.

Priscilla Presley has been left heartbroken over the death of her daughter Lisa Marie (Getty Images North America)
Elvis' ex-wife announced the news of her daughter's death (Getty Images)

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

The King's ex-wife has herself faced a number of reports claiming health difficulties over the years.

It was reported in 2019 Priscilla had been diagnosed with skin cancer and is said to have undergone surgery to remove the cancer.

A source told Radar Online at the time: "I've been told she had surgery last summer to remove skin cancer."

The surgery is said to have removed cancerous tissue from the bridge of her nose.

Priscilla has faced speculation over her own health over the years (Getty Images)
Priscilla was photographed with a plaster on his nose in 2018 (Getty Images)

She was later pictured with a plaster covering her nose, but did not comment on it.

It was later claimed she had been planning her own funeral and had "secretly reached out to Graceland's trustees to be buried there", but Priscilla later hit back at the reports.

She tweeted in March 2019: "Don’t plan my funeral just yet, I’m very healthy. Never planned on being buried next to Elvis. What will they come up with next!?"

She didn't comment on reports about the cancer specifically.

Priscilla shared her only daughter with Elvis Presley (Michael Ochs Archives)

In 2020, it was then reported that Priscilla had begun to "slow down" and a source said they were "concerned" about the star.

But, the King's ex-wife took to social media again to deny the claims as she said: "As I have stated before, I’m in very good health, I’m not dying and I still have my memory.

"Don't put me under yet... I have too much to do in this lifetime. Where these crazy articles come from is beyond me."

Priscilla Presley has hit back at speculation over her health (Getty Images)

Apart from denying reports about her health in recent years, Priscilla hasn't discussed much on her health.

Priscilla admitted she "hated getting older" in a 2016 interview with The Guardian.

She said: "Oh, I hate getting older.

"Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying. Who really wants to grow old and die?

"My twin grandchildren are only eight and I would love to see them grow to adulthood and see who they become, but there’s a chance that won’t happen, and that’s deeply annoying."

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