Four days after she returned from Graceland, where she commemorated what would have been her icon father’s 88th birthday, and just two days after she and her mother attended the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, where they saw Austin Butler win for his hip-swiveling portrayal of Elvis, rock-and-roll scion Lisa Marie Presley suffered a massive cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas.
It had been a difficult few years for Presley. Her son, Ben Keough, took his own life in the family’s Calabasas home over the summer of 2020, and the following year she finalized a bitter, years-long divorce and custody dispute with her fourth ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
In early 2021, Presley sold the Calabasas home where her son shot himself, in a $2 million off-market deal, and moved to a rented mansion in a guard-gated enclave on the semi-remote outer edge of Calabasas. It was here that emergency services were sent after her housekeeper found her unresponsive. Her first ex-husband, Danny Keough, arrived home shortly after — Presley and Keough have lived together for quite some time — and administered CPR until paramedics arrived and transported Presley to the hospital, where she died.
Tax records indicate Presley’s rented residence was acquired by the current owners in the fall of 2021 for almost $3.5 million, and marketing materials from the time of the sale describe the almost 7,500-square-foot stone-built home as a “One-of-a-kind New England style chateau.” Nipped down a quiet cul-de-sac with six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, the home was listed at the time with Lilach Depas at Equity Union Real Estate.
It’s not known how much Presley paid each month for the comfortably luxurious home, which features soaring ceilings, polished wood floors and beamed ceilings, but certainly she was living in luxurious comfort. Beyond the grand double-height foyer and ample living and dining rooms, there’s a home theater and a sprawling great room composed of a gourmet kitchen and breakfast area, family room, and solarium. The home’s primary suite, where Presley was found by her housekeeper, is fit for a veteran red carpet walker; the bi-level bedroom includes a sitting area with fireplace, a separate study/massage room, a huge walk-in closet, and a deluxe bathroom.
Lushly landscaped for privacy, with open views of the surrounding hills, the backyard offered Presley and her family an outdoor fireplace and a built-in grill, a ramada-shaded dining terrace, and a free-form dark-bottom pool with a spillover spa.
Presley, who once owned a home in Hidden Hills on land that is now part of Kim Kardashian’s vast estate, was 54 years old at the time of her death, 12 years older than her father when he died of a cardiac episode in 1977. She is survived by her mother, Priscilla Presley, and three of her four children, model/actress Riley Keough and fraternal twins Finley and Harper Lockwood. Presley will be buried at Graceland, next to her son Ben.