Riley Keough breaks silence on mother Lisa Marie Presley’s death

Riley Keough has broken her silence over the untimely death of her mother Lisa Marie Presley.

The actress, 33, posted a throwback photo of herself as a child with flowers as she looked up to her mother on Friday, a week after Lisa Marie’s death.

She captioned the post with a red heart emoji.

Riley Keough as a child looking up at Lisa Marie Presley while holding flowers.
Riley Keough shared a throwback photo with her late mother, Lisa Marie Presley.
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Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, died on January 12 of cardiac arrest. She was 54.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to share the terrible 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.”

Riley Keough and Lisa Marie Presley
Keough was Presley’s oldest daughter.
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Earlier in the day, the “Dallas” actress was photographed rushing to Lisa Marie’s bedside at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles, where the “Lights Out” singer was in critical condition.

“She’s getting the best care now,” Priscilla told The Post hours before her daughter’s death. “Please keep her and our family in your prayers.”

Riley Keough and Lisa Marie Presley on a red carpet.
Presley shared Riley with ex-husband Danny Keough.
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Keough was close to her mother, who regularly posted pictures of the ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ star on Instagram.

In a post on her February 2021 birthday, Lisa Marie wrote: “Like every day [sic]I couldn’t have made it without these three by my side,” referring to Keough and her twin daughters, Finley and Harper.

Harper Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, Riley Keough and Finley Lockwood attend a three-generation ceremony.
Lisa Marie attended a three-generation ceremony in 2022 with her daughters and her mother, Priscilla Presley.
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Lisa Marie shared Riley and son Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in July 2020 at the age of 27, with her first husband, Danny Keough. The former couple was 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.

Lisa Marie was also married to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996 and Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004, though she had no children with the late King of Pop or the Oscar winner.

Lisa Marie Presley poses with her three daughters.
Lisa Marie also had twin daughters with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
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Following the death of his ex-wife, 61-year-old Lockwood issued a statement through his lawyer saying he was ‘world’ [had] turned to his ear.”

Meanwhile, Cage, 59, shared that he was “heartbroken” but found “some comfort” in believing [Lisa Marie] will be reunited with her son, Benjamin.”

Lisa Marie Presley poses with her four children.
Lisa Marie’s son, Benjamin, died in 2020.
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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 “defeats [herself] blaming tirelessly and chronically [herself] every day” before the tragic death of her son.

Lisa Marie Presley hugs Riley Keough from behind.
Lisa Marie regularly shared photos with her eldest daughter on social media.
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Riley also spoke of “suffering” as she mourned her late brother.

“I’m generally just trying to be thankful for everything right now, try to work in love, keep my heart open and give and receive love,” she told InStyle in June 2021.

“And not in a woo-woo way, because I sure do have rough days, and all kinds of pain and suffering and stuff. But I think when you realize that’s part of it, and you expect to feel not just joy, that’s been a real shift for me in finding those moments and things to smile about.

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