Dolly Parton says she hopes Lisa Marie Presley rests in peace with her late father, Elvis Presley.
Lisa Marie died at age 54 on January 12, hours after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital for possible cardiac arrest. Her father, the legendary singer Elvis, died in August 1977.
Parton spoke about the death of Lisa Marie during an event in Nashville for her Duncan Hines cake mixes.
“That was a sad, sad loss, and when I made my statement, I just wanted to send my condolences to Priscilla because I can only imagine, but I knew he would be waiting for her,” she said. entertainment tonight.
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In Parton’s post following the singer-songwriter’s death, the country star shared a note to Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley, via Instagram.
“Priscilla, I know how sad you must be. May God comfort you at this time,” she wrote last week. “Elvis, I know how happy you must be to finally have her home and back with you. Lisa Marie, may you rest in peace. We all love you.”
Speaking about her post, Parton said ET, “I thought, ‘Well, Elvis is there waiting for her,’ and we all love that family and wish them the best, but it was a very, very sad loss.”
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Parton added that she thinks Lisa Marie and Elvis are now together again.
“Hopefully they’re up there being happy together, and hopefully Priscilla finds some peace through the love we all have for her,” he told the outlet.
The musician, who has released three albums throughout her career, was hospitalized on January 12. EMTs went to Lisa Marie’s home in Calabasas, California, on Thursday for possible cardiac arrest, just two days after she attended the 2023 Golden Globes with her and Priscilla. Elvis Austin Butler star.
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A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to PEOPLE on January 12 that paramedics responded to the 5900 block of Normandy Drive in Calabasas to treat a woman who was not breathing. When they arrived, paramedics began CPR and, noting that the patient had “signs of life”, transferred her to a local hospital for “immediate medical attention”.
Lisa Marie is survived by her mother, 77-year-old actress and businesswoman Priscilla; and her three daughters, Riley, 33, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14. Lisa Marie was preceded in death by her son Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide at age 27 in 2020.
His final resting place will be at Graceland with his son Benjamin, according to Riley’s rep.