Elvis Presley’s Graceland passes to Lisa Marie’s daughters after her death - The Guardian

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Elvis Presley’s celebrated Graceland mansion successful Memphis, Tennessee, is staying successful the household pursuing the decease of his daughter.

Lisa Marie Presley inherited the 13.8 acre, 23-room property from her rock’n’roll fable begetter aft helium died successful 1977, erstwhile she was nine. She died Thursday astatine the property of 54 aft a cardiac arrest.

A typical of Graceland told People that the spot volition present beryllium passed connected to Lisa Marie’s 3 daughters, Riley, Harper and Finley. Graceland, which offers nationalist tours of the mansion arsenic good arsenic sprawling depository exhibits, is reportedly the second-most visited location depository successful the US aft the White House, attracting much than 600,000 guests a year.

Elvis’s lone kid and a instrumentalist successful her ain right, Lisa Marie was calved 9 months to the time aft the wedding of her begetter and mother, Priscilla Presley. She spent her aboriginal years surviving astatine Graceland. When she was five, her parents divorced and she moved with her parent to Los Angeles, though she would often alert backmost to Memphis to sojourn her dada astatine Graceland.

Following Elvis’s death, helium near Lisa Marie ownership of the Graceland property done a spot money acceptable up successful her benefit. That spot dissolved erstwhile she turned 25 successful 1993, giving her afloat ownership of the property, which present hosts fashionable nationalist tours and sits adjacent to sprawling museums honoring Elvis’s beingness and career.

Lisa Marie spent her last years managing Graceland alongside her parent and the National Bank of Commerce done different spot which she established.

Their absorption of Graceland and its displays was credited with not conscionable steering Elvis’s bequest but continuing to support his fame alive. Lisa Marie reportedly recovered large idiosyncratic meaning and intent successful her absorption of Graceland, successful summation to her ain philharmonic career, arsenic she overcame the heartbreaks associated with her father’s decease arsenic good arsenic her 4 marriages, including 1 to the superstar instrumentalist Michael Jackson astatine the tallness of his popularity.

As good arsenic pursuing a singing vocation that saw her merchandise 3 albums, Lisa Marie had 2 children from a matrimony to Danny Keough: the histrion Riley Keough, 33, and Benjamin, who killed himself successful summertime 2020 erstwhile helium was 27. She besides had duplicate daughters, Harper and Finley, 14, with Michael Lockwood, whom she divorced successful 2021.

Riley, Harper and Finley are present acceptable to beryllium the beneficiaries of the Graceland trust. A typical for Riley Keough confirmed that the program was for Lisa Marie to beryllium buried connected the grounds of Graceland adjacent to Benjamin.

In a connection connected Graceland’s authoritative Twitter account, the Presley household described itself arsenic “shocked and devastated” by the decease of Lisa Marie, who 2 days earlier had attended the Golden Globes, wherever the histrion Austin Butler won an grant for his portrayal of her begetter successful past year’s Baz Luhrmann movie Elvis.

“My bosom is wholly shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper and Priscilla,” Butler said successful a statement. “I americium eternally grateful for the clip I was fortunate capable to beryllium adjacent [Lisa Marie’s] agleam airy and volition everlastingly cherish the quiescent moments we shared.”