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Report: The emotive farewell to Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland

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Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s lone child passed away on January 12, a few hours after being transported to the hospital due to cardiac arrest. Following her passing at the age of 54, a public memorial service was arranged at her father’s Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, it was held on Sunday, January 22nd.

Many personalities attended the ceremony. Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses and ex-husband of Lisa Marie, Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins and Alanis Morissette gave performances as they joined her children, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and the former mayor of Memphis in paying tribute to the late singer.

Priscilla Presley, her mother, appeared on the platform on the estate’s front lawn and expressed her gratitude to everyone for attending to celebrate her daughter. She also read a poem written by her granddaughter Harper, one of Lisa Marie’s three kids, in which she proclaimed that her mother had been her hero in many different ways.

Riley, Lisa’s daughter, wrote a poem that was read aloud “I hope I can love my daughter that way you loved me. The way you love my brother and my sisters. Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humour.”

Axl Rose performed the band’s song November Rain, and Billy Corgan sang To Sheila by The Smashing Pumpkins. The song “Rest” was performed by Alanis Morissette in an emotive performance.

Photos: Reuters.

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late Elvis Presley, was a singer-songwriter who released several albums throughout her career.

Presley’s debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” was released in 2003. The album featured a mix of rock, pop, and country influences and received generally positive reviews from critics. The album’s lead single, “Lights Out,” reached number 35 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart, and the album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

In 2005, Presley released her second album, “Now What.” The album featured a more stripped-down sound and received generally positive reviews from critics. The album’s lead single, “Dirty Laundry,” reached number 53 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.

In 2012, Presley released her third album, “Storm & Grace.” The album was produced by T-Bone Burnett and featured a more country-influenced sound. The album received generally positive reviews from critics, and the title track, “Storm & Grace,” was praised for its emotional depth. In 2018, she released “Dead Flowers,” a single from the same album, which reached number 41 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.

In addition to her albums, Presley has also released several singles throughout her career. In 2002, she released “Saved,” a single from her album “To Whom It May Concern,” which reached number 41 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.

Lisa Marie Presley was also recognized for her contributions to the music industry, receiving the BMI Icon award in 2016.

The singer also had a number of high-profile relationships throughout her life.

Axl Rose and Lisa Marie were briefly married in the 1990s. The two met in the late 1980s, and began dating in the early 1990s. In 1992, they surprised many by getting married in Las Vegas. However, their marriage was short-lived, and they filed for divorce in January 1994.

During their marriage, the couple faced many challenges. Rose was dealing with the stress of Guns N’ Roses’ quick rise to fame, and Presley was dealing with the death of her father, Elvis, and the subsequent management of his estate.

Despite their brief marriage, the couple reportedly remained on good terms after their divorce. In a 2008 interview with Rolling Stone, Rose said that he still loved Presley and considered her to be “a great person.”

Presley has also spoken positively about her time with Rose, saying in a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, “I had a great time with him. He was a really good guy. We were just very different people.”

According to a report from Blabbermouth Axl Rose admitted that he was “nervous and emotional” when he spoke and performed at the memorial.

“I didn’t really know I was going to speak or anything…” “…I still feel like, I don’t know, that I deserve to be here, but I wanted to try to do right by her and her family and her fans. So it meant a lot. I was pretty nervous and emotional up there.” Said the Singer to Entertainment Tonight after the event.

Axl Rose Performs “November Rain” at the Lisa Marie Presley’s Memorial Service.

One of her most notable relationships was with arguably the most famous pop artist of the 20th century, Michael Jackson. The two were married in 1994, just months after Presley’s divorce from Axl Rose. Their marriage was plagued by rumors of infidelity and financial issues, and they filed for divorce in 1996.

After her divorce from Jackson, Presley had a number of other high-profile relationships. She was engaged to John Oszajca, a musician, but the engagement was called off in 2000. She also had a brief relationship with actor Nicolas Cage.

In 2002, Presley married musician and producer Michael Lockwood. The couple had twin daughters together, Harper and Finley, they divorced in 2016.

Presley’s most recent relationship was with security consultant, Alex Fong. The couple announced their engagement in January 2021 but later in the year, the couple announced that the engagement was called off.

Throughout her relationships, Presley faced a number of personal and professional challenges. Nevertheless, she maintained a successful career as a singer-songwriter and ultimately became an advocate for mental health awareness after her son Danny Keough committed suicide back in 2020.

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