Lisa Marie Presley had so many sweet moments with her kids over the years. The singer was a proud mom to her three daughters, Riley, Finley and Harper, and her late son, Benjamin. She died on January 12, 2023, Closer can confirm.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” her mother, Priscilla Presley, shared in a statement to People. “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.”
Before her death, Lisa Marie faced a very personal tragedy. In July 2020, her son, Benjamin, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley,” the singer’s rep Roger Widynowski told People in a statement at the time. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
A source also told Closer Weekly the family was “gathering together” because they were “devastated” by the heartbreaking news. “They’re all worried about Lisa now.”
The “I’ll Figure It Out” singer always remembered the great times she had with her son. During a previous interview with CMT, she gushed about Benjamin being the spitting image of his legendary grandfather. “Ben does look so much like Elvis. He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage,” she said in 2012. “Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.”
Lisa shared Benjamin and her eldest daughter, Riley, with her ex-husband Danny Keough. She also looked after twins Harper and Finley with her ex-husband Michael Lockwood. Although she’s suffered a loss in the family, the songstress continued to be the “intense lioness mother” her children knew her as.
After her son’s death, the star posted a tribute to him on what would have been his 28th birthday.
“The depth of the pain is suffocating and bottomless without you every moment of every day. I will never be the same,” she wrote alongside a photo of her child on Instagram. “Please wait for me my love and hold my hand while I stay to continue to protect and raise your little sisters and to be here for Riley. I know you would want that. Happy birthday my sweet sweet boy. You were much too good for this world.”
“I’m very, very protective No. 1,” she previously told The Huffington Post. “Also, [I] want to be their friend and protect them but also get them to learn how to live in the world that we’re living in.”
Scroll below to see the singer’s sweetest moments with her children.
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