Many were shocked and saddened by the death of Lisa Maria Presley, who died at age 54 of cardiac arrest. Today, the late singer-songwriter was laid to rest at Graceland, where she will be buried next to her famous father Elvis and late son Benjamin. Lisa-Maria was many things to many: a beloved daughter, a devoted mother and, of course, an adored artist. But, as it turned out, she was also apparently a grandmother. This information came to light at her memorial service when Riley Keough’s husband, her eldest child, revealed it during a moving speech.
Since 2015, Riley Keough has been married to Ben Smith-Petersen, who attended the funeral on behalf of his wife. He addressed the audience with a speech written by his wife, and in a particularly touching moment mentioned that he and Keo are parents to a baby girl. The speech itself was incredibly moving and perfectly illustrated what Lisa Maria Presley means to her daughter. ET managed to capture some love feelings:
I hope I can love my daughter like you loved me, like you loved my brother and my sisters. Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humor, my manners, my temperament, my wildness, my tenacity. I am a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart.
It’s not the first time the actress has honored her mother after her death. Just a few days ago, Riley Keough left a sweet tribute on social media. She posted a throwback photo of her and her famous mom, and for the caption, she simply added a heart emoji. The post was cute and got reactions from various stars, but it seems like this speech was the way the star really wanted to express her feelings.
According to ET, Mad Max: Fury Road graduate and her family have received great support in the service. The funeral in Memphis, Tennessee was attended by many people, many musical excerpts from famous stars were played. Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins performed a rendition of “To Sheila,” and Jason Clarke and the Tennessee Mass Choir performed “Amazing Grace” and “Revelation 19:1.” Alanis Morissette warms hearts with the song “Rest” and Guns ‘N. Roses founder Axel Rose, who also spoke of his friendship with the late “So Lovely” singer during the hearing, sang “November Rain.”
Lisa-Maria Presley’s family, especially her mother Priscilla and her three children, undoubtedly appreciated the love. Offspring is currently facing a lot of changes, especially with the children now having the Graceland Estate. Presley’s 14-year-old twins, Harper and Finley, are also now in the care of her ex-husband Michael Lockwood, who spoke about her death and how he and their children are coping. One would imagine that two teenagers, along with their sister Riley Keough and her daughter, would strive to preserve their mother and grandmother’s legacy for many years to come.
We here at CinemaBlend keep thinking To Lisa Maria Presley family and loved ones at this time.