Hulu Doc 'TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy' Sheds New Light on Singer's Recent Loss

Chisom Ndianefo
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Media publication TMZ investigated the tragic passing of Lisa Marie Presley, especially with the following complications. The docuseries aired on Hulu on January 30, 2023, and featured key moments in the actress' life in the previous years.

What's In The Documentary?

Lisa Marie Presley speaks during Elvis' tribute
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The documentary started with Austin Butler receiving his award for Best Actor in a Drama Series at the 2023 Golden Globes. Unfortunately, tragedy struck the Presleys two days later as Lisa Marie died of an apparent heart attack in her Calabasas home.

TMZ Investigates The Death

The TMZ documentary featured the founder, Harvey Levin as the lead investigator, asking about what caused the cardiac arrest. The medical examiner's office hasn't ruled on an official cause of death yet, but they'll have a comprehensive report soon.

The Media Speculates Cause Of Death

Meanwhile, the media and fans are already speculating about the cause of death even though the County Coroner hasn't released the toxicology report. Levin likened Lisa Marie's death to that of her late father, Elvis, on August 16, 1977.

The Morning Before

Per TMZ reports, Lisa Marie suffered severe stomach pain the morning of her death. However, the documentary focused on the singer's life before her Fifties. After her father died in the Seventies, Priscilla Presley, her mother, took her to Scientologists for "therapy."

Bad Blood Between The Presley Women

Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley
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Upon her return from the religious group, Lisa Marie became addicted to opioids which allegedly affected her multiple marriages through the years. The documentary then delved into some of her interviews with iconic TV hosts like Oprah and Diane Sawyer.

Lisa Marie Became Reclusive

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Lisa Marie avoided the spotlight following the suicide of her only son, Benjamin, in 2020. Before then, the singer changed her will and made all her children, including Riley Keough, Harper, and Finley, sole trustees.

Priscilla Disputes The Will

The Presley family at the Elvis premiere
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Priscilla's dispute of this amendment is another subject in the documentary because of Lisa Marie's life insurance policies. Some shocking revelations from the show include a $4 million debt and more millions owed to the IRS.

Debt In The Family

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TMZ also revealed that the late singer's Estate received a lot of cash upon death, which the family claimed came from her life insurance policy. It didn't help that there was tension in the family, from Priscilla contesting the will to the ex-husbands fighting for custody of the twins.

Is It Authentic?

There's no named source in the documentary which leaves much to be desired with regards to authenticity. Every claim is based on "sources" or "insiders."