- Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12, 2023
- Her daughter Riley has announced Lisa's new memoir
- THIS is what we know about the book so far
In a touching tribute to her late mother, actress Riley Keough has taken to the digital stage with an announcement that's shaking the celebrity world to its core. Just one year after the tragic loss of Lisa Marie Presley, the 'Daisy Jones & The Six' sensation is bringing her mother's story to life in a posthumous autobiography set to hit shelves this October!
Riley honors Lisa Marie the best way she knows how
"I'm honored to help put my mother’s book out for her," Keough shared, igniting social media with a tender snapshot of her younger self, nestled in the embrace of her mother. The autobiography, a treasure trove of intimate memories, will be published by Random House, and eager fans can secure their copy with a simple click – the link is buzzing in Keough's bio!
The world was left reeling when Lisa Marie, the sole heir of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and Priscilla Presley, succumbed to a sudden cardiac arrest on January 12, 2023. The star, who was just 54, faced an untimely end due to complications from a small bowel obstruction, as revealed by the autopsy.
Keough said in a statement, "Few people had the opportunity to know who my mom really was, other than being Elvis’s daughter. I was lucky to have had that opportunity and working on preparing her autobiography for publication has been a privilege, albeit a bittersweet one. I’m so excited to share my mom now, at her most vulnerable and most honest, and in doing so, I do hope that readers come to love my mom as much as I did."
The book will be composed mostly of Lisa Marie’s words, with Keough filling in the blanks from her own memory and those closest to her mother. The publisher promises the memoir will be "the most intimate look at the Presley family to date."
But how did it come about after all?
Keough listened to many hours of tape recordings her mother had recorded for the book. "She listened as Lisa Marie told story after story about the unconditional love she felt from her father, about being upstairs at Graceland, just the two of them, a sanctuary from the chaos of her life," according to Random House.
The book also will address "Lisa Marie’s complicated relationship with her mother Priscilla" and about growing up in the public spotlight including her marriages to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage. Presley also talked about "the shattering loss of her son, Riley’s brother Benjamin Keough, to suicide."
The president of the Random House Group, said this: "We are so honored to publish Lisa Marie’s memoir with Riley’s thoughtful collaboration. Lisa Marie led a truly singular life, and we know this book, brought to publication with the guidance of her daughter, will be a beautiful legacy not only for her children but for the generations of people who have loved her."
The audiobook will be released by Penguin Random House Audio.
Like her father Elvis, Lisa Marie struggled with drug addiction throughout her life. She became addicted to opioids after the birth of her daughters in 2008 and wrote about the experience for the foreword of the 2019 book 'The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.'
"I was recovering after the  birth of my daughters … when a doctor prescribed me opioids for pain," she wrote. "It only took a short-term prescription of opioids in the hospital for me to feel the need to keep taking them. Many more people are suffering silently, addicted to opioids and other substances. I am writing this in the hope that I can play a small part in focusing attention on this terrible crisis," she wrote.
Now, as the calendar marks the approach of October 15, the anticipation builds. What secrets and stories did Lisa Marie Presley pour into these pages? How will her voice, immortalized in writing, echo through the halls of history? It's a legacy in letters, and the world is waiting with bated breath.