Celebs react to Lisa Marie Presley’s death: John Travolta, Leah Remini and more
Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are mourning the loss of Lisa Marie Presley after she died following a cardiac arrest on Thursday. The beloved daughter of rock legend Elvis Presley was just 54.
Her mother, Priscilla Presley, broke the news to the Associated Press shortly after the songstress was put on life support.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla said in her statement. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Lisa Marie Presley 1968-2023
Leah Remini, who had been tweeting well wishes to Lisa Marie and her family, was one of the first people to react.
“I’m heartbroken over the passing of Lisa Marie Presley,” she wrote. “Lisa did not have an easy life, as some might think. May she be at peace, resting with her son and father now. Her mom Priscilla and her three daughters, Riley, Finley, and Harper, are in my prayers.”
Singer LeAnn Rimes said she hopes Presley is finally at “peace” with her father and son Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020.
“lisa marie presley… how heartbreaking,” she tweeted. “i hope she is at peace in her dad’s arms. my heart goes out to her family. too much grief in just a couple of years.”
After hearing the “sad” news, actress Jennifer Tilly shared a recent photo of Elvis’ grave.
“Oddly I was just at Graceland yesterday and took this picture,” she captioned the photo on Twitter. “The guide was telling us that sometimes she would have dinners in the dining room, and once she had a party for her friends in the plane named after her. Rip sweet soul.”
John Travolta continued the tributes as he posted a photo of his dear friend to Instagram and sent all his “love” to her mother and three children.
“Lisa baby girl, I’m so sorry. I’ll miss you but I know I’ll see you again,” he captioned the pic. “My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley.”
“Blood Tide” actress Lydia Cornell also shared a snap of Lisa Marie following the “heartbreaking” news.
“Rest in peace Lisa Marie Presley, Daughter of Elvis and Priscilla, 54: ‘The Most Strong and Loving Woman,’” she tweeted. “My heart goes out to her mother Priscilla, her children and family. She is with Benjamin and Elvis”
Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer sent her love to Lisa Marie’s family, as well as her “multitude of fans.”
“So sad that we’ve lost another bright star in Lisa Marie Presley,” the actress wrote. “My condolences to her loved ones and multitude of fans.”
Singer Pink also remembered Lisa Marie as a “one of a kind” in a touching Instagram tribute.
“Oh, this one hurts my heart. Lisa Marie, you were one of a kind. Funny as s–t, smart as a whip, sensitive, talented, witty, mean, loving, generous, judgmental but always right, loyal, and you adored your children.” she wrote alongside a picture of the two of them.
“My heart breaks for you and your beautiful family and your children. The world lost a rare gem today. May your soul rest in peace, friend.”
The mother of four was first rushed to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center on Jan. 12 after going into cardiac arrest.
Despite EMTs finding a pulse, she was placed in a medically-induced coma just hours later.
Sources told Page Six that the singer’s heart stopped several times after she was transported to the ICU.
There appeared to be no drugs on the scene of her medical emergency and a cause of death has yet to be revealed.