Lisa Marie Presley Died From Bowel Obstruction, Officials Say

Elvis Presley’s only child, singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, died in January of a “small bowel obstruction” caused by scar tissue left after bariatric surgery years ago, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said Thursday. Announced. .

Presley complained of severe stomach pains on January 12, according to an autopsy report released Thursday by the medical examiner’s office. Later that day, she was found unresponsive at her home in Calabasas, Calif. by her ex-husband, whose name is not listed in her report.

Presley, 54, was taken to hospital by paramedics, where he suffered a cardiac arrest and died later that afternoon.

The report said Presley had a history of drug use but had been sober for “the last few years.” Still, she seems to have had her health problems after her bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is generally considered a treatment option for people with a high body mass index who have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.

Los Angeles County Deputy Coroner Juan M. Carrillo described Presley’s health problems after bariatric surgery as “a known long-term complication of this type of surgery.”

The report said Presley was prescribed opiates after suffering from an infection after surgery. She was then prescribed another class of drugs to get off opiates.

The report notes that Ms Presley “has a history of drug overdose.” She has been known to forget she has taken her medication and to take it again. ”

The autopsy report said toxicology results found “therapeutic levels of oxycodone” in her blood. She was also given buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid addiction, which did not contribute to her death, the report said.

The report said she had been complaining of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and nausea for several months and had not sought medical attention.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office had initially postponed sentencing in Presley’s case. For months, officials said medical examinations had been carried out, but pathologists were waiting for further test results, potentially including a toxicology report, before releasing an official cause of death.

Two days before Presley’s death, she attended the Golden Globe Awards, where her father’s biopic “Elvis” was nominated for multiple awards.Part of her camera interview on the red carpet caused concern from fans and others who said she looked dizzy.

Presley was buried at Graceland and a memorial service was held in late January.

A few weeks later, Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley, who had long helped manage Elvis’ estate, wrote that actress Riley Keough, daughter of Lisa Marie, had become sole trustee after her death. appeared in court to contest the validity of

In June, Keough agreed to make a lump sum payment to his grandmother, Elvis Presley’s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, as part of a settlement to resolve a dispute over custody of a family trust, according to court documents.

The New York Times reports that while Elvis Brand continues to earn more than $100 million a year as a licensing giant, family trusts receive only a fraction of that revenue. .

Lawyers for both parties had tried to keep the details of the agreement confidential, but the documents listed an alleged payment of $1 million.

On Wednesday, Keough was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie for her role as a wild child in the rise and fall of Amazon’s miniseries “Daisy Jones and the Six.” A fictional band from the 1970s.

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