Lisa Marie Presley relied on longtime friend Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins after her son's death

Lisa Marie Presley relied on longtime friend Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins after her son's death
According to insiders, Billy and Lisa Marie were seen together at Graceland in 2020 aster her son's death (Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Live Nation)

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CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA: Lisa Marie Presley had turned to her longtime friend and The Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan for help In the wake of her son Benjamin's suicide, two years prior to her own death. According to insiders, Billy and Lisa Marie were seen together at Graceland in 2020. “He’s been a huge source of support for her," the insider added.

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Lisa Marie had reportedly been a mess since Benjamin, 27, shot himself to death at her home. “Billy was one of the first people to rush to her and try to lift her shattered spirits,” the source said, RadarOnline.com reports. “He seems to be the only one who can make her smile!”

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Lisa Marie and Billy came into contact with each other when the two worked together on the song, 'Savior', in 2003. Lisa Marie detailed the heartache she was experiencing without Benjamin in a May Instagram post. She said, “I haven’t posted in quite some time because there really isn’t much to say, as I am and will forever be mourning the loss of my son. Navigating through this hideous grief that absolutely destroyed and shattered my heart and my soul into almost nothing has swallowed me whole. Not much else aside from my other 3 children gets my time and attention anymore.”

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Lisa also opened up about her life in August 2022, saying that she was "destroyed" after his suicide at the age of 27, according to People. In a touching essay, the songwriter talked about the difficult times she faced since the loss of her son in 2020. She wrote, "Today is National Grief Awareness Day, and since I have been living in the horrific reality of its unrelenting grips since my son's death two years ago. I thought I would share a few things to be aware of in regard to grief for anyone who is interested. If not to help yourself but maybe to help another who is grieving."

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"This is quite long, potentially triggering and very hard to confront. But if we're going make any progress on the subject, grief has to get talked about. I'm sharing my thoughts in the hopes that somehow, we can change that," she penned.

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Lisa Marie experienced a heart attack at her Calabasas home on January 12. The housekeeper discovered her in her bedroom. Danny Keough, Lisa Marie's ex-husband who was residing there, gave the her one dose of epinephrine. A pulse could be regained by the emergency personnel but she was ultimately declared dead at the hospital. She is survived by Riley, her daughter, and twins, Harper and Finley. Elvis' only daughter had been fighitng in court over child support with her ex-husband Michael Lockwood in the months before to her death.

Lisa Marie made the decision to settle the case as the two were about to go to trial. They agreed that she would pay him about $6,000 each month. Days after the agreement was made, the two, however, were back in court with Michael demanding that Lisa Marie pay his accountant and attorney fees.

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