Lisa Marie Presley’s Cause of Death Revealed as Bowel Obstruction

It has been revealed that the cause of Lisa Marie Presley’s death was a small bowel obstruction. The singer died in January at the age of 54.

Elvis’ daughter suffered adhesions caused by a weight-loss surgery she underwent years ago. According to a medical examiner, opioids were also found in her blood at the time of death.

As reported by Variety, “The report states a ‘sequelae of a small bowel obstruction’ led to Presley’s death on Jan. 13 when she experienced cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas. The report additionally notes that Presley died while she was hospitalized and cited the manner of death as “natural.”

According to a coroner’s report obtained by PEOPLE, “A sequelae is defined as a condition which is the consequence of a previous disease of injury” — in this case, “the obstruction was in the form of a strangulated small bowel caused by adhesions that developed after bariatric surgery years ago.”

The Storm & Grace singer’s final resting place is at Graceland, next to her son Ben – the Memphis home where she lived with her parents, Elvis and Priscilla Presley before it became a museum.

The 54-year-old singer and songwriter collapsed at her Calabasas home, and TMZ reported that she has suffered a ‘full cardiac arrest.’ A few sources told the outlet that paramedics arrived at her place after the Lights Out singer collapsed at her residence and performed CPR on her.

The medical team regained a pulse and immediately transferred her to the nearby hospital via ambulance. Page Six wrote: “EMTs responded to a call reporting a possible cardiac arrest at Presley’s home in Calabasas, Calif., and upon arrival, paramedics performed CPR on the 54-year-old and administered epinephrine.”

The singer has suffered various health issues in the past few years, and in one of her public appearances, she even admitted that she was ‘grateful’ for being alive.

The mom-of-four had a drug addiction problem in the past which she reportedly developed after the birth of her twin daughters, Harper and Finley, in 2009, according to The Mirror.

“Her addiction came despite losing her father after he developed a ‘dangerous dependence on prescription drugs’, and her ex-husband Michael Jackson after he too had a complication with drug use.”

“You may read this and wonder how, after losing people close to me, I also fell prey to opioids,” Presley wrote in her memoir referencing her father’s death, who passed away in 1977 when Lisa was only 9 years old.

Lisa Marie’s death was confirmed by her mother, Priscilla Presley. 

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” the 77-year-old actress told the Associated Press.

“She was the most passionate, strong, and loving woman I have ever known.

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