According to the Los County Coroner, Lisa Marie Presley’s cause of death has not yet been determined after an initial autopsy.
“Presley was examined on January 14 and the cause of death was postponed. Postponed means that a cause of death has not yet been determined after autopsy and the medical examiner is asking for more investigation into the death, including additional investigations. Once the tests/examinations come back, the doctor will re-evaluate the case and determine the cause of death,” said Sarah Ardalani, spokesperson for the LA County Dept. or Medical Examiner-Coroner to CNN.
The singer and songwriter died last week after being hospitalized following an apparent cardiac arrest.
She was 54.
A public memorial for Presley is scheduled for January 22 at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, according to a statement on Graceland’s website.
“In lieu of flowers, the family encourages anyone who wishes to send something to do so in the form of a donation to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation,” the site reads.
The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation supports arts, education, and efforts to benefit children in the Memphis area.
Elvis Presley bought the estate in 1957 when he was only 22 years old.
He died at the mansion of cardiac arrest in 1977 and is buried in the grounds of Graceland, which is now a museum and popular tourist attraction. Lisa Marie Presley will also be buried there, alongside her son Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.
The Graceland estate was held in trust until she was 25 for Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
“Lisa Marie Presley became more closely involved with the management team of The Elvis Presley Trust and her corporate entity, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), which she owned and served as chairman of the board until February 2005 when she took a keen interest in the company. ” said the Graceland website.
Over the weekend, grief expert David Kessler shared a photo of himself and Presley on his verified Instagram account, writing that she asked him to accompany her to Memphis for a celebration of her late father’s 88th birthday days before her death.
“She had countless invitations for the weekend, but for her only three were important: being there for her father’s birthday, spending time at her son and father’s grave after the tours left Graceland, and meeting a recently passed-away mother.” Kessler wrote.
Presley was active in helping others cope with their grief, he wrote, and organized bereavement groups at her home for other bereaved people with him.
Kessler wrote that their visit to Graceland was “so fun and optimistic” and that “Graceland was her happy place and the staff who all knew her shared that she looked so much better.”
“She looked more at rest and was so proud of the Elvis movie. Saturday night we sat by the graves of her father and son,” he wrote. “We talked about the heartbreak she grew up with and the more recent devastation of her son’s death. She showed me where she would one day be buried. I said a long time from now… and she said yes, I have so much to do.
Presley is survived by her three daughters, actress Riley Keough and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood. A Graceland representative confirmed to People that they will inherit the estate.