Lisa Marie Presley reportedly felt “stressed” leading up to her death over having to make public appearances.
The late “Lights On” singer was still grieving the loss of her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020, and “did not want to be seen by anyone,” family sources told TMZ on Sunday.
However, due to the success of the film “Elvis,” which centered around her iconic father Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie knew she would have to do press again.
The “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” singer, who had battled addiction for years, reportedly turned to opioids and weight loss medication to try and look her best for red carpet events.
After reportedly losing 40 to 50 pounds, Lisa Marie attended the 2023 Golden Globes, where Austin Butler won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his portrayal of Elvis.
However, the “Dirty Laundry” singer was noticeably unsteady on the red carpet that night, telling her friend Jerry Schilling, “I’m gonna grab your arm” for support.
“Extra” host Billy Bush, who conducted an interview with Lisa Marie at the Golden Globes, said after her death, “She was very uneven in her balance.”
He added, “The speech was very slow. And, definitely, when the interview was over, I turned to my producer next to me and said, ‘Something’s off here.’”
Two days after the awards show, Lisa Marie suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. She died shortly after at age 54.
“Were it not for the Golden Globes, Lisa might be alive today,” an insider told TMZ.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has not released Lisa Marie’s official cause of death.
Although it is unknown why she died just yet, the “To Whom It May Concern” singer openly struggled with Keough’s death.
In a tribute to her son in October 2020, she wrote, “My beautiful beautiful angel. I worshipped the ground you walked on, on this earth and now in Heaven. My heart and soul went with you.”
Lisa Marie’s reps declined Page Six’s request for comment.
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