Lisa Marie Presley's cause of death delayed as officials await toxicology test results
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: An autopsy for Lisa Marie Presley, who died on Thursday, January 12, has been completed. However, the cause of her mysterious death will not be known for a while since the health officials are waiting on a toxicology report.
A source has told TMZ that Lisa Marie's autopsy was done on Saturday, January 14 but the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has not gotten their hands on the official cause of death because of the pending toxicology results. The toxicology tests which are reportedly being done at the moment will expose what may have been in her system at the time of her death. The 54-year-old American singer went into full cardiac arrest Thursday morning at her home after complaining of severe stomach pain hours before. She was then taken to hospital after being found by her housekeeper collapsed inside her Calabasas home.
Lisa Marie regained a pulse at her home after EMTs managed to revive her by administering at least one dose of epinephrine, but she was declared brain dead on arrival at the hospital, reported TMZ on Friday, January 11. It was later informed that Lisa Marie, who was in an induced coma and on life support, died after suffering a second cardiac arrest while she was in the hospital after her family signed a 'do not resuscitate' order. Her mother Priscilla, 77, was reportedly by her bedside at the time of her death.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," Priscilla Presley said in a statement Thursday evening, as per the DailyMail. "She was the most passionate, strong, and loving woman I have ever known."
As per the outlet, Lisa Maire’s first out of the four ex-husbands Danny Keough had returned to the house briefly after she collapsed, and performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. The former pair are parents to daughter Riley, 33, and son Benjamin, who took his life in July 2020, aged 27. It was reported that after the death of her son, Lisa Marie was completely shattered and looked "incredibly sad."
She was last seen at the Golden Globes to celebrate Austin Butler's Best Actor award for portraying her father Elvis Presley only two days before her untimely death.