Presley, Elvis’ only child, died last week at the age of 54
It’s been a week since Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s only child, died unexpectedly at the age of 54. And on Friday, Presley’s eldest daughter, actress Riley Keough, shared her own tribute, marking her first public statement about her mother’s death.
Keough posted a simple black and white throwback photo of himself and Presley. In the picture, Keough’s younger self looks up at her mother, who is standing in front of a bouquet of flowers. She captioned the photo with a red heart.
At 33, Keough is the eldest of Presley’s surviving children (Presley also has two twin daughters). Her younger brother Benjamin Keough committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27. “I think this is real heartbreak,” she wrote in a tribute to him at the time. “I hope we meet again.”
The actress will star in the upcoming Prime Video series Daisy Jones & the Six, in which she plays Jones, a strong-willed musician who she says reminds her of her mother. “My mom is certainly an inspiration to me,” Keough told People in December. “I was raised by someone who did his own thing and didn’t really care what other people thought. She was definitely an inspiration to me. [I was] always interested in women not behaving ‘right’.”
After Presley’s death, for which an official reason is still unknown, tributes came from actors and musicians who knew her. “Lisa, little girl, I’m so sorry. I will miss you but I know I will see you again,” John Travolta wrote. “My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley.”
Billy Idol, P!nk, Nicholas Cage, LeAnn Rimes and more also remembered the musician in separate statements.