Lisa Marie Presley’s heartbreaking funeral at Graceland

Crowds gathered at Graceland to pay their last respects to Lisa Marie Presley, who died of cardiac arrest on January 13 at the age of 54. The funeral of Elvis Presley’s only daughter was held on Sunday January 22 in Memphis. Her admirers gathered in large numbers to lay flowers and bouquets in front of her grave.

Several personalities took part in the public tribute, including Sarah Ferguson. The Duchess of York wanted to say a few words for her friend: “I stand here with great honor because we were called ‘Sissy’ [poule mouillée], and I have been with you all your life. Sissy, this is for you with all my love.”

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She went on to borrow a few words from the Queen Elizabeth II “My late mother-in-law used to say that nothing [de ce qui] can be said can begin to take away the anguish and pain of these times, because grief is the price to pay for love. And how right she was!

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“Mama was my icon, my role model, my superhero”

Priscilla Presleythe mother of Lisa Marie Presley, chose to read a short note written by her two granddaughters, “that says it all” she explains. Echoing the words of the twins Harper and Finley (14 years old), born out of her relationship with musician Michael Lockwood “I have no idea how I can define my mother in words. In truth, there are too many. Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero to many people around the world, but Mama was my icon, my role model, my superhero – in so many ways. Even now, I can’t share everything there is to understand or know about her, but as she always said, I’ll do my best.”

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