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The Cause Of Death Of Lisa Marie Presley Released

The tragic passing of Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the legendary Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, has left many in mourning.

The Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office released a document revealing that her cause of death was sequelae of small bowel obstruction. This condition is caused by complications resulting from a small bowel obstruction, however it is not clear what exactly caused the obstruction at this time.

TMZ reported previously that Lisa Marie had been taking weight loss meds prior to her death and had just undergone plastic surgery.

It was also noted that she may have been using opioids as well. On January 12th, it was reported that Lisa Marie passed away at an LA hospital after suffering cardiac arrest, leaving behind a loving family and friends who all mourn her premature death at 54 years old.

Yahoo News Reported:

Six months after the unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley, the County of Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner has determined that her death resulted from “a small bowel obstruction caused by scar tissue that developed after a previous bariatric surgery years ago.” The daughter of Elvis Presley died January 12 at 54.

The medical examiner confirmed that she was found unresponsive at her home, then was transported to a hospital, where she died. The manner is listed as “natural.”

At the time, Yahoo Entertainment confirmed TMZ‘s report that the musician was on life support in intensive care after having suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

Within a week, Lisa Marie’s cause of death was deferred, medical examiner spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said: “Deferred means that after an autopsy, a cause of death has not been determined and the medical examiner is requesting more investigation into the death, including additional studies. Once the tests/studies come back, the doctor evaluates the case again and makes the cause of death determination.”

Ardalani declined to say what specific tests were being run, because the investigation was ongoing.

However, law enforcement officials noted that they were not investigating.

On Thursday, TMZ said the toxicology report, which was released along with the cause of death, found that she had “therapeutic levels of Oxycodone,” as well as the opioid Buprenorphine, used to treat chronic pain and opioid dependence, in her system. There was also “traces” of the drug Quetiapine, used to treat everything from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia. The report notes that Lisa Marie, who has struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism, had been prescribed opioids for a cosmetic procedure late last year.

Priscilla released a statement to People Magazine regarding their loss: “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”

Lisa Marie was born in Memphis, Tennessee on Feb 1st 1968 and like her father became an accomplished singer/songwriter with hit songs such as “Don’t Cry Daddy” and “Lights Out” which drew tributes from LeAnn Rimes, John Travolta and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani upon news of her passing.

Her lasting legacy will be laid to rest next to her son Benjamin Keough at Graceland who died by suicide in 2020 at 27 years old

This heartbreaking tragedy serves as an important reminder to cherish our loved ones while they are still here with us today.

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  1. No, she had a small bowel obstruction due to adhesions from past bariatric surgery.

    The weird thing is a S.B.O. can get terribly painful and a person has plenty of time to get to the hospital and have the obstruction cleared by surgery.

    But….. If she was by herself and had an opioid problem, she could have dosed herself into oblivion/unconciousness. Small bowel perforates and there was bacterial spread to the abdominal cavity. She likely died of global sepsis (infection) that got out of hand before she was hospitalized. More likely if she lived by herself. A companion would have sounded the alarm for help with time to have curative surgery. She wouldn’t have died.

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