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Priscilla Presley opens up about losing Lisa Marie

Priscilla Presley with Piers Morgan

Source: TalkTV

Priscilla Presley has wept as she spoke of the “unbearable” pain of the death of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, earlier this year.

“I can’t talk anymore, can you stop the camera, please?” the US businesswoman and actress, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967-1973, tells interviewer Piers Morgan at one point in their emotional chat.

In a TalkTV clip, released by The Sun in Britain, Presley is the emotion Lisa Marie felt after her own son Benjamin Keough died three years ago.

“It was unbearable. You know, I lost my mother, I lost my grandson, and I lost my daughter,” the 78-year-old told Piers Morgan Uncensored.

“Losing Ben, that was the hardest thing for her … he took his own life and he was … the love of her life, that child, she adored him, she would do anything for him, anything.

“We were in Memphis … and she said, ‘Mom… I don’t know if I [want to] be here’ and I go, ‘What are you talking about?’

“[She said:] ‘You know, my Ben,’ and she would go on about Ben and how she is still grieving, and this was a couple of months before.”

Lisa Marie, 54, was buried at Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, next to Keough, who died in 2020. It is also the final resting place of Elvis and other members of the Presley family.

Only days before her death on January 12, Lisa Marie had visited Graceland to celebrate the King of Rock’n’Roll’s birthday on January 8.

A Los Angeles coroner ruled she died of natural causes following complications from weight loss surgery she had several years ago.

Her death ruling also cited the effects of a small bowel obstruction.

Lisa Marie followed in the steps of her father and pursued a career in the music industry, releasing three albums – To Whom It May Concern in 2003, Now What in 2005, and Storm & Grace in 2012.

Presley’s interview with Morgan came ahead of the release of Sofia Coppola’s biopic about her life, Priscilla.

-with AAP

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