Priscilla Presley declined burial space next to late ex-husband Elvis Presley
Last Modified: May 22, 2023
Priscilla Presley was reportedly denied her request to be laid to rest next to her ex-husband Elvis Presley. The news comes amid the negotiations for her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s trust is taking place.
Elvis Presley, who passed away on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42, is buried in his estate Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee. Several members of the Presley family have been laid to rest there including Elvis’ only child Lisa Marie Presley, who passed away on Jan 12, 2023, and her only son Benjamin Keough.
Elvis’ grandson Benjamin, an actor, died of suicide in July 2020 at age 27.
Vernon and Gladys Presley, Elvis’ parents are also buried in the estate.
TMZ reported that the 77-year-old businesswoman requested to be buried in Graceland but was denied without much pushback.
Priscilla and Elvis Presley were married from 1967 to 1973.
Riley Keough, the eldest daughter of Lisa Marie, was battling her maternal grandmother in court since the death of her mother- over Lisa Marie’s will to leave the fortune to her daughter. The new will that “purported 2016 amendment” had outsed Priscilla and her business manager Barry Siegel as trustees.
Keough’s lawyer said on Tuesday that the sole living beneficiary was also “very content” with the agreement.
Priscilla was granted millions after signing over Lisa Marie’s trust, the settlement she recently signed with Elvis Presley Enterprises.
She said in her statement, “My family has resolved all confusion as it relates to our plea to the court and request for document interpretation after my daughter Lisa Marie’s untimely passing. As a family, we are pleased that we resolved this together. My family and I hope that everyone will grant us the privacy we have needed to properly grieve Lisa Marie and spend personal time together.”
She concluded, “We love and appreciate all of you and the Presley family is stronger than ever.”