Lisa Marie Presley: 40-50 Pounds Lost Before Death Due to Opioid Use

Chukwudi Onyewuchi
Late singer Lisa Marie Presley
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It's been over two weeks since American Singer and Songwriter Lisa Marie Presley died from a cardiac arrest on January 12, 2023. Reports have revealed that her cause of death may be linked to opioid intake for weight loss. Here are the details.

Lisa Was On Opioids Before Death 

Songstress Lisa Marie Presley
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Recently, family sources claimed Lisa was desperately trying to shed some weight for the Elvis awards season and was taking opioids. Family sources told TMZ that the songstress went under the knife two months before the Golden Globes and lost 40-50 pounds as part of a strict regimen.

Lisa Appeared Unsteady At The Golden Globes

Lisa Marie Presley when she was younger
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Evidence that Lisa was on drugs was captured at the Golden Globes shortly before she passed away. During interviews on the red carpet, Lisa appeared unsteady on her feet and was caught on camera slurring her words.

More Details About Lisa's Red Carpet Interviews

In the clip that captured the moment, the entertainment icon turned to her friend Jerry Schilling and said, "I'm gonna grab your arm," while trying to answer questions ahead of the event.

Lisa Complained Of Abdominal Pain 

Lisa Marie Presley singing
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Furthermore, the singer seemed to speak slowly while talking about Elvis's star Austin Butler, the storms, and flooding in Southern California. In addition, sources believed that besides Lisa's actions on the red carpet, the opioids may have caused the abdominal pain the singer complained about before her death.

Lisa's Cause Of Death Remains Under Wraps 

Despite the family's suspicion, the cause of Lisa's death remains unknown. In the meantime, the world anticipates the toxicology results, which might take several months before they are released.

Lisa's Mother And Daughter In Legal Battle 

While Lisa's family members are still grieving, damning court documents have pit Lisa's mom Priscilla Presley, against her granddaughter and the singer's oldest daughter, Riley Keough, 33. 

Priscilla Presley Challenges Lisa's Amendment 

Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie Presley
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In the documents, Priscilla claimed she was pushed out as a trustee, and an inconsistent signature from Lisa was used. Lisa had appointed Priscilla as trustee in 2010 but cut her off in 2016 and replaced her with the latter's grandkids Riley and Ben.

Riley Is The Sole Trustee

Lisa Marie Presley's daughter Riley Keough
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Unfortunately, Ben died in 2020, leaving Riley as the sole trustee for Lisa's estate. Now, Lisa is challenging the amendment to make it invalid.

Inside Priscilla's Claims

Priscilla has questioned the amendment's validity and authenticity, claiming it was never delivered to her. She also noted that the date on the document is suspicious, the document misspells Priscilla's name, and Lisa's signature appears inconsistent with her usual and customary signature. For now, the world can only wait to see what unfolds in the coming days.