The message from Lisa Marie Presleys Death shocks the whole world. January 12 is the only child of the music legend Elvis Presley (†1977) died as a result of cardiac arrest. She was only 54 years old. Particularly tragic: Lisa Marie leaves behind three children herself, including the 14-year-old twins Finley Aaron and Harper Vivienne. What will become of them now?
For the Presley family, Lisa Marie's loss is the second major tragedy in a short period of time. In July 2020, their eldest son Benjamin took his own life.
'Her heart is broken, she is completely heartbroken and beyond devastated, but trying to stay strong for her twins, 11, and eldest daughter Riley. She idolized that boy. He was the love of her life,' a spokesman said at the time.
How can Lisa Marie's youngest children cope with all this? The twins are only 14 years old and are said to have lived with their mother until the end.
After her son's death, Lisa Marie wrote in an essay for People that her daughters were her 'only motivation to keep going.' “I am continuing because my son has made it very clear in his final moments that caring for and taking care of his little sisters is at the forefront of his concerns and thoughts. He absolutely adored her and she him.”
It is questionable whether the father of the two girls will now be granted sole custody of them. Because since their separation in 2016, Lisa Marie and Michael Lockwood have been in a bitter war of roses. While he feared his ex might relapse into drug and alcohol addiction over grieving for their son, she accused him of 'possessing inappropriate child pornography photos and videos.' The divorce was finally finalized in 2021.
Lisa Marie's eldest daughter Riley may now become a kind of mother substitute for her siblings. The 33-year-old actress has been married to stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen since 2015, whom she met while filming Mad Max: Fury Road. (tma)