Lisa Marie Presley found Elvis dead in bathroom just hours after he kissed her goodnight when she was 9 years old

Lisa Marie Presley found Elvis dead in bathroom just hours after he kissed her goodnight when she was 9 years old
Lisa Marie Presley was just nine years old when she found Elvis Presley dead (Joe Scarnici, Liaison/Getty Images)

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA: With the unfortunate death of Lisa Marie Presley, a shocking detail of her past has begun to resurface. It has been said that hours after saying goodnight to each other the late singer tragically found her father's lifeless body in the bathroom of his Memphis, Tennessee, home on August 16, 1977. She was just nine at the time.

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RadarOnline has now reported that years after Elvis Presley’s death, his only daughter said, “I don't like talking about this. It was 4 am. I was supposed to be asleep, actually. He found me.” She shared that she ran back to her room with the cultural icon following her and giving her a goodnight kiss. “That was the last time I saw him alive,” the ‘I’ll Figure It Out’ singer had added.

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Later, Lisa discovered one of her wildest nightmares as she saw Elvis’ remains. Ginger Alden, who was the friend of ‘The King’ star was also present there. The horrifying site left Lisa shocked and she immediately called her father’s former girlfriend, Linda Thompson. She apparently told her, “My daddy's dead! He's smothered in the carpet!” But surprisingly, she had also revealed, “his body was in the house for three days and there was something very oddly comforting about that, which made it not necessarily real for me.”

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Rock 'n' roll superstar Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), with his wife Priscilla and their new-born baby Lisa Marie, at the Baptist Hospital at Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Rock 'n' roll superstar Elvis Presley with his wife Priscilla and their new-born baby Lisa Marie, at the Baptist Hospital at Memphis, Tennessee (Keystone/Getty Images)

The mother-of-four reportedly had discussed her guilt of not understanding her father’s worsening condition. Lisa stated, “I didn't know then what was going on. I wish I had. I didn't have any clue of what was really happening. I remember first seeing his stomach and worried to death over that. I'd find him in these bad states.” She added, “Out of nowhere, he would just start falling, and I'd have to go run around and catch him. He was about six-foot-two and quite heavy, and I'm holding him up. It was just starting to become all too common.”

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Lisa also died of a possible heart attack, just like her father. Her death was announced by her mother and Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, who said: “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.”

Lisa Marie Presley performs in City Hall Park across from J & R Music World May 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Lisa Marie Presley performed in City Hall Park across from J & R Music World May 19, 2005 in New York City (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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Michael Lockwood, Lisa’s fourth husband and father of her twin daughters – Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann – also shared a statement, mentioning the teens. He reportedly said, “We are all reeling from the sudden passing of Lisa Marie Presley, the mother of my two beautiful twin daughters Harper and Finley. Nothing prepares us for such an unexpected tragedy. It is incomprehensible."

Lockwood added, "The most important thing to me at this time is to take care of my daughters, making sure they always feel safe and loved. Both of them have incredible spirit and they will carry our family's legacy on for the rest of their lives. Since they were born, Harper and Finley have brought me profound joy and I remain devoted to them. We ask for privacy at this incredibly difficult time.”

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