Lisa Marie Presley visited her son Ben’s grave before her death


New details are emerging about Lisa Marie Presley’s sad final days.

The daughter of Elvis Presley died suddenly Jan. 12 at 54 from cardiac arrest, mirroring her father’s 1977 death.

Just days before her tragic passing, the singer visited her late son Benjamin’s grave on the Graceland estate and expressed her wish to be buried next to him, People reported.

The “Lights Out” singer visited the Memphis residence’s Meditation Garden — where both her father and her son are buried — on Jan. 8 with her friend, David Kessler.

“We sat there mostly in silence by Ben’s grave,” Kessler told People of the day. “She showed me where she’d be buried someday, right across from her father’s grave.”

“I said, ‘Not for a long time,’ ” Kessler recalled, adding that Presley, “was like, ‘Nope, I got a lot to do still.’ ”

Presley’s son Ben died at 27 in 2020.
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“She was very excited about what was coming up. She had such a challenging first and second act of life, and she was about to take on this third act that was so much about helping people,” he added.

Ben died by suicide in 2020 after reportedly suffering from drug and alcohol abuse.

A public memorial for Presley is set to be held Jan. 22 on the front lawn of Graceland. The family noted in a statement that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation.

The famous property will now be passed down to Presley’s daughters Riley Keough, 33, and twins Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14.

Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, and Riley Keough attend the Handprint Ceremony honoring Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley And Riley Keough at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2022
Lisa Marie Presley, her mother Priscilla Presley and daughter Riley Keough attend the handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2022.
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Presley died just two days after her final public appearance at the Golden Globe Awards, where she stepped onto the red carpet with her mother Priscilla Presley, “Elvis” star Austin Butler and director Baz Luhrmann.

However, the mother of four looked frail during the ceremony and appeared unsteady on her feet.

In her final Instagram post before her death, the songwriter chillingly reflected on life after Ben’s passing.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Harper Presley Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley and Baz Luhrmann attend THR Presents Live: ELVIS @ Ross House on December 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images )
Presley, her daughter Harper and “Elvis” director Baz Luhrmann stop by THR Presents Live: ELVIS on Dec. 10, 2022, in Los Angeles.
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“Today is National Grief Awareness Day, and since I have been living in the horrific reality of its unrelenting grips since my son’s death two years ago, I thought I would share a few things to be aware of in regard to grief for anyone who is interested,” she wrote. “If not to help yourself but maybe to help another who is grieving.”

Presley added that she found that “grief does not stop or go away in any sense.”

“Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe,” she said. “You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.”





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