Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, died Thursday, hours after being hospitalized following an apparent cardiac arrest. She was 54.
Born at the height of Elvis’s fame in 1968, Lisa Marie Presley was seen as the princess to the man celebrated as “the King of rock ‘n’ roll.”
She launched her music career in 2003 with a debut studio album, “To Whom It May Concern,” which reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold that summer. She wrote almost all the lyrics on the album and co-wrote every melody.
At the time, Lisa Marie Presley told Larry King that she had to “park” feelings of pressure and comparison to her legendary singer dad.
Tributes to Presley poured in as news of her death spread Thursday.
In an Instagram post, Rita Wilson said she and her husband, Tom Hanks, had recently spent time with the Presley family during the “Elvis” movie promotional tour
“Our hearts are broken with the sudden and shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley tonight,” Wilson said. “Lisa Marie was so honest and direct, vulnerable, in a state of anticipation about the movie. She spoke so eloquently about her father, what the movie meant to her, that it was a celebration of her dad.”
Actor John Travolta wrote that he’d miss his friend “but I know I’ll see you again.”
“My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley,” he wrote on Instagram, referring to her three surviving children and mother.
See more photos from Lisa Marie Presley’s life here.