Lisa Marie Presley Laid to Rest at Graceland Near Dad Elvis Presley and Son Benjamin Keough

Lisa Marie Presley was laid to rest at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. alongside dad Elvis Presley and son Benjamin Keough. Learn more about her life and legacy after her death on Jan. 12.

By Kisha Forde, Kelly Gilmore Jan 22, 2023 7:47 PMTags
Watch: Lisa Marie Presley Laid to Rest at Graceland in Public Funeral

Nearly two weeks after her passing, Lisa Marie Presley has reached her final resting place. 

The singer, the only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, was laid to rest at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. and honored at a public memorial on Jan. 22. Lisa Marie died on Jan. 12 after being rushed to the hospital due to a possible cardiac arrest. She was 54.

Lisa Marie was laid to rest beside her late son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide at the age of 27 in July 2020. Their graves are also located near Elvis'.

Lisa is survived by mom Priscilla Presleywho spoke at the memorial, brother Navarone Garcia and daughters Riley Keough, 33—whose dad is Danny Keough—and twins Harper and Finley, 14, who she shares with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

Several of Lisa's celebrity friends also attended the memorial, including Austin Butler—who plays the King of Rock and Roll in the film Elvis, plus Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rosewho performed "November Rain" and delivered touching words during the service.

Lisa Marie Presley & Her Kids Through the Years

"I feel like I'm supposed to be texting her like, right now, saying 'I'm here,' telling her how wonderful everyone is," Axl said in a speech. "I never in a million years imagined singing here and especially under these circumstances."

Axl added, "Lisa is loved and missed by many and will continue to be loved by all those whose lives she touched."

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Prior to her passing, Lisa Marie followed in her dad's musical footsteps, releasing her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003. She later released Now What in 2005 and a third album, Storm & Grace, seven years later. 

Despite being the daughter of the King of Rock n' Roll, she was determined to pave her own way.

"I've never been one of those people that run around, you know, walking every red carpet and going to every opening of every envelope, doing Presley perfumes and singing Elvis cover songs," she said during a 2005 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "I'm just innately not the type of person that wants attention on me."

She continued, "This has been my biggest battle, and it's why it took me so long to do a record. I had to really find how to be okay with all of that before doing it."

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Aside from her professional endeavors, Lisa Marie also reflected on how motherhood changed her life.

"They need to push me off of them constantly...I'm crazy about them and they know it," she told host Oprah Winfrey of her children. "Trying really hard to be their friend as well as be a mother—that's the fence you walk, which is important because you can't go too much on one side or the other."

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As Lisa Marie—whose last public appearance was at the 2023 Golden Globes just two days before her death—noted, she's always wanted to set the standard for her family.

"I'm not somebody who sits around," she continued. "I'm not happy unless I'm helping other people. And they watch me and they see that. You have to just be a good example."

Fans Honor Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland Memorial

Scores of fans flocked to Graceland Jan. 22 for a public memorial for the late Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie. The fellow singer died Jan. 12 at her Los Angeles home at age 54.


Lisa Marie's grave is seen next to her son Benjamin Keough's. 

Axl Rose

The Guns N' Roses frontman performs his band's hit ballad "November Rain." He also gave a speech about his friend Lisa Marie.

Priscilla Presley

Lisa Marie's mother speaks at the event, reading a note one of her granddaughters penned for her mom.

Ben Smith-Peterson

The husband of Lisa Marie's daughter Riley Keough reads a letter his wife wrote to her mother.

Flowers for Lisa Marie
A C Wharton

The former mayor of Memphis speaks at the memorial.

Tennessee Mass Choir

The group performs at the event.

Billy Corgan

The Smashing Pumpkins singer honors Lisa Marie with a musical tribute.

Alanis Morissette

The singer performs her song "Rest."

Billy Corgan

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman performs his band's song "Oh, Sheila."

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah, Duchess of York, speaks at the memorial.

Fans Gather Outside Graceland

Fans gather to pay their respects.

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