Lisa Marie Presley, Daughter of The King, Dead at 54

There is a profound sadness here in the United States tonight.  We’ve lost royalty. Rock Royalty, at the very least.

The daughter of the King of Rock and Roll has died, and a nation is in both shock and mourning.

Hours after Lisa Marie Presley was rushed to the hospital, her mother, Priscilla Presley, confirmed the songwriter’s death.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla said in a statement on Thursday evening. “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. At this time there will be no further comment.”

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirms to Yahoo that deputies responded to Lisa Marie’s home in Calabasas, Calif. on Thursday for a medical emergency. The Los Angeles County Fire Department adds dispatchers responded to a cardiac arrest call. One person was transported to a local hospital at 11:17 a.m., the spokesperson notes.

It was only days ago that Presley was again in the spotlight.

The news comes two days after Lisa Marie’s appearance at the Golden Globe Awards. She attended with Priscilla to support Elvis and its star Austin Butler, who won the trophy for Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of her father. Butler called out Lisa Marie in his acceptance speech, saying, “I love you forever.”

Lisa Marie Presley was 54 years old.  Her family, including her iconic father, are known for their cardiac issues.