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(CNN) Lisa Marie Presley’s cause of death is yet to be determined after an initial autopsy was performed, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.
“Presley was examined on January 14 and the cause of death was shelved. Postponed means that after an autopsy the cause of death has not been determined and the medical officer requests further investigations into the death, including additional studies. Once the tests/studies come back, the doctor will re-evaluate the case and determine the cause of death,” Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner, told CNN.
The singer-songwriter died last week after being rushed to hospital after an apparent cardiac arrest.
He was 54 years old.
A public funeral for Presley was scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, according to a statement on Graceland’s website.
“In lieu of flowers, the family encourages anyone wishing to send to do so in the form of a donation to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation,” the website said in a statement.
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The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation supports arts, education and efforts to benefit children in the Memphis area.
Elvis Presley bought the property in 1957 when he was just 22 years old.
He died of cardiac arrest at the mansion in 1977 and is buried on the grounds of Graceland, which is now a museum and a popular tourist attraction. Lisa Marie Presley is also buried there, along with her son Benjamin Keough, who took his own life in 2020 at the age of 27.
The Graceland estate was held in trust for Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s only child, until her 25th birthday.
“Lisa Marie Presley became more deeply involved in the management team of the Elvis Presley Trust and its business unit, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), which she owned and whose board she chaired until February 2005, when she sold a large interest in the company,” it said on the Graceland website.
Over the weekend, grief expert David Kessler shared a photo of him and Presley on his verified Instagram account, writing that she asked him to come to Memphis with her to celebrate her late father’s 88th birthday days before his death.
“She had countless invitations for the weekend, but for her there were only three important ones: being at her father’s birthday party, spending time at her son and father’s graves after the visits to Graceland ended, and engaging with a recent one grieving mother.” Kessler wrote.
Presley has been active in helping others deal with their grief, Kessler wrote, including co-hosting grief groups with him at his home for other grieving parents.
Kessler wrote that when they visited Graceland it was “great fun and she was optimistic” and that “Graceland was her happy place and staff who knew her shared that she looked so much better.”
“She seemed more peaceful and was so proud of the Elvis movie. On Saturday night we sat at the graves of his father and son,” he wrote. “We spoke about the heartache she grew up with and the devastation of her son’s death. She showed me where she would be buried one day. I’ve been telling her that for a long time… and she said yes, I’m very busy.”
Presley is survived by his three daughters, actress Riley Keough and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood. A Graceland representative confirmed to People that they will inherit the property.