Lisa Marie Presley reportedly felt “stressed” before her death about having to make public appearances.
The late “Lights On” singer was still mourning the loss of her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020, and “didn’t want to be seen by anyone,” family sources told TMZ on Sunday.
However, due to the success of the movie “Elvis”, which centered on her iconic father Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie knew she would have to do press again.
The “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” singer, who had battled addiction for years, reportedly turned to opioids and weight-loss drugs to try to look her best at red carpet events.
After seemingly losing 40-50 pounds, Lisa Marie attended the 2023 Golden Globes, where Austin Butler won Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his portrayal of Elvis.
However, the “Dirty Laundry” singer was visibly unsteady on the red carpet that night, telling her friend Jerry Schilling, “I’m going to grab your arm” for support.
“Extra” host Billy Bush, who conducted an interview with Lisa Marie at the Golden Globes, said after her death, “She was very uneven in her poise.”
He added: “The speech was very slow. And, definitely, at the end of the interview, I turned to my producer next to me and said, “Something is wrong here.
Two days after the awards ceremony, Lisa Marie suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital. She died shortly after at age 54.
“If it weren’t for the Golden Globes, Lisa might be alive today,” an insider told TMZ.
The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has not released Lisa Marie’s official cause of death.
Although it’s not yet known why she died, the “To Whom It May Concern” singer has openly grappled with Keough’s death.
In a tribute to her son in October 2020, she wrote: “My beautiful beautiful angel. I loved the ground you walked on, on this earth and now in heaven. My heart and my soul went with you.
Representatives for Lisa Marie declined Page Six’s request for comment.