Priscilla Presley says it's 'been a very difficult time' in first post since daughter Lisa Marie's death
- Priscilla Presley took to social media on Tuesday for the first time since her daughter's death.
- "Thank you all for your condolences," she wrote on Twitter. "You have touched me with your words."
The 77-year-old former "Dallas" star who was married to Elvis Presley between 1967 and 1973, shared on Twitter that it has been "a very difficult time" for her and her loved ones following the sudden and unexpected passing of her daughter at age 54.
Lisa Marie died after reportedly experiencing cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California, on January 12. TMZ was the first to report that she was rushed to the hospital with her mother by her side.
In the post, Priscilla thanked fans for the support they have shown over the last few weeks since Lisa Marie's death.
—Priscilla Presley (@Cilla_Presley) January 24, 2023
"Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words," she wrote. "It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference."
Her post was shared not long after Lisa Marie was laid to rest on the grounds of Graceland, the Presley family's estate in Memphis, Tennessee. She was buried in the Meditation Garden next to her son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide at the age of 27 in July 2020.
"In 1968, she entered our world, born tired, fragile, yet strong. She was delicate but was filled with life. She always knew she wouldn't be here too long,'" Priscilla began, according to People.
The poem continued: "Childhood passes by, with a glimpse of her green eye, she then grew a family of her own. Then came her second child, leaving her with suspicion — could this be the angel that takes me home?'"
The poem went on to say that "a broken heart was the doing of her death," and mentioned Lisa Marie's "survivor's guilt" around her son's suicide, which happened two and half years ago.
"Now, she is home where she always belonged, but my heart is missing her love. She knew that I loved her. I fear I would never touch her. But the old soul is always with me. She doesn't drift above," the poem ended.
"That says it all, and thank you all for being here… Our heart is broken. Lisa, we all love you," Priscilla commented before returning to her seat.
Attendees of the service included Austin Butler, Axl Rose, Alanis Morissette, Billy Corgan, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York as well as other family members, including Lisa Marie's daughters Riley Keough, 33, and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood.
Elsewhere during the memorial service, Keough — whose father is musician Danny Keough — revealed that Lisa Marie was made a grandmother before her death.
"I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters," Keough wrote in a eulogy read aloud by her husband Ben Smith-Petersen.
A representative for Keough confirmed to Insider that the 33-year-old actor and her husband did indeed welcome their first child together sometime in 2022, but declined to elaborate further.
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