Death of Elvis’ daughter attributed to weight loss surgery


The death of Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of the singer-songwriter and rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley, according to medical examiners, was caused by an intestinal obstruction related to a weight loss operation she had previously undergone.

RNews previously reported that Presley died in January at the age of 54 after she was found unconscious in her home and rushed to a hospital.

The cause of her death was determined to be “a small bowel obstruction caused by scar tissue that developed after weight loss surgery” years ago.

“The cause of death is natural,” the Los Angeles coroner said in a statement on Thursday.

Bariatric surgery is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure performed for people who want to lose excessive weight.

Lisa Marie Presley is survived by her daughter Riley Keough, who in Mad Max: Fury Road played, as well as her teenage twin daughters, Harper and Finley. Her son, Benjamin Keough, took his own life in 2020.