The descendants of Elvis Presley can now look to the future. “We are happy to have solved this problem together,” commented Priscilla Presley, the widow of the King, after reaching a compromise concerning the will of Lisa Mariehis daughter died suddenly in Los Angeles on January 12 of a cardiac arrest, at the age of 54. This will excluded Priscilla Presley from the estate.
Lisa Marie Presley, the rock’n’roll legend’s only daughter and who had her own musical career, notably retained control of Graceland, the mansion owned by her father in Memphis, Tennessee, and where he was found unconscious before his death in August 1977. A place that has become a place of pilgrimage for King fans.
The singer had named her mother Priscilla as one of the administrators of her large estate in 2010, but she changed her will in 2016 to leave her fortune to her eldest daughter, actress Riley Keough, who starred in the blockbuster ” Mad Max: Fury Road” and more recently in the independent film “Zola”.
“I want to make it clear that there was never a lawsuit filed against my beloved granddaughter,” said Priscilla Presley, who challenged the new will in January: her defense argued that she didn’t had discovered the modifications only after the death of his daughter Lisa, and questioned the authenticity of his signature.
“The families are satisfied,” counsel said outside the courtroom. According to him, all concerned are “united, together and enthusiastic for the future”. In particular Riley Keough, also satisfied to have put an end to the litigation, explained her lawyer, Justin Gold. “Happy to have solved this problem together”, Priscilla Presley claimed to respect the “privacy” of the family “to mourn Lisa Marie”.
In 2022, a biopic retraced the life of Elvis Presley, played by Austin Butler. The film directed by Baz Luhrmann paints a striking portrait of the King, his relationship with the scene and his excessive consumption of . But also with his daughter Lisa Marie Presley and his ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, with whom he divorced in 1973 after six years of marriage.