Lisa Marie Presley's final moments: Family signed 'do not resuscitate' order after first cardiac arrest

Lisa Marie Presley's final moments: Family signed 'do not resuscitate' order after first cardiac arrest
Lisa Marie Presley died of a second cardiac arrest when she was at the hospital. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for the GRAMMY Museum)

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA: Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died on January 12 after being hospitalized following a cardiac arrest. However, she suffered a second cardiac arrest while she was in the hospital. Due to her bleak condition and little hope, Presley's family signed a 'do not resuscitate' order. The singer was found collapsed by her housekeeper inside her Calabasas home and was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning, January 12.

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TMZ reports that the 54-year-old singer/songwriter and the only child of the 'King of Rock and Roll' Elvis Presley, was pronounced brain dead after she was admitted to the hospital. Initially, the doctors put her in an induced coma and she was on life support. The fact that she was brain-dead, her family signed a DNR, and the worse happened shortly after. Lisa Marie Presley suffered a second cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead. It is still unclear how long she went without oxygen before her housekeeper found her unconscious. CPR was administered by her husband Danny Keough and then by EMTs. Surprisingly, they were able to get a pulse again and transport Presley to the hospital.

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However, the lack of blood flow to the brain and other organs can cause a person to lose consciousness, become disabled, or die if not treated immediately. The fact that Lisa Marie Presley was found unconscious by the housekeeper with no definite understanding of the delay could be the reason why she was brain-dead. She was last seen at the Golden Globe Awards on January 10 in Beverly Hills. Throughout her time she seemed frail and could also be seen leaning on her friend 80-year-old talent manager Jerry Schilling, during the conversation with host Billy Bush, of Extra TV.

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Lisa Marie Presley attends ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Lisa Marie Presley attends ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Priscilla Presley said in a statement, "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." Lisa Marie Presley will be laid to rest next to her father Elvis Presley, and her late son Benjamin, at Graceland in Tennessee as she had asked her family that she would like to be laid in Meditation Garden.

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