The official cause of death of Lisa Marie Presley has been revealed. Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s daughter died in January of a small bowel obstruction.
A report obtained by TMZ from the Los Angeles County Coroner concluded that the blockage led to the musician and philanthropist’s sudden hospitalization with abdominal pain and cardiac arrest before her death on January 12 at the age of 54. The obstruction was thought to be a choked small intestine caused by an adhesion that developed after he underwent bariatric surgery several years ago.
Before entering the hospital, Presley complained of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and nausea, but did not seek medical attention.
The toxicology report found “therapeutic” levels of oxycodone in her system as well as buprenorphine, a drug that treats opioid dependence, and the antipsychotic quetiapine. In late January, it was revealed that Presley had adopted an extreme weight loss regimen in the months leading up to her death, including a cosmetic procedure that required a prescription for opioid medication. The coroner noted that no paraphernalia or drugs were discovered in her home at the time she was admitted to the hospital.
Presley is survived by her mother, Priscilla, her eldest daughter, Riley Keough, and twins, Harper and Finley Lockwood. Her memorial service at Graceland featured musical tributes from the likes of Axl Rose, Billy Corgan, and Alanis Morissette.