New information appears to confirm what was suspected as contributing to the unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley in early January.
A new report notes that Presley, 54, died while addicted to opioids and after “a large amount of weight [loss] two months prior to her death,” according to a report noted in the New York Post.
On Monday, TMZ reported that Presley was on a “strict diet regimen” and “took weight-loss pills” in preparation for the Golden Globes — reportedly dropping 40-50 pounds in six weeks.
Presley died two days after the Jan. 10 Golden Globes award show at which many commented that Lisa Marie appeared gaunt and frail.
Presley’s death certificate notes that she died of cardiac arrest — some have noted that Presley’s drug use and extreme dieting made her especially vulnerable to heart issues.
Presley attended the Globes to celebrate the film “Elvis,” which profiled her father’s life. Her last interview was on the red carpet with actor Billy Bush.
Fox News noted that Bush, 51, shared of his last talk with Presley at the Golden Globes:
“She was very uneven in her balance. The speech was very slow. And, definitely, when the interview was over, I turned to my producer next to me and said, ‘Something’s off here.’”
Bush added: “She was cognizant. She was certainly with it, just a second slow. But she was there. She was definitely there, but just a tad off in some way.”
In a sad reveal of family tension, Page Six reported that Lisa Marie’s mother Priscilla, 77, is contesting “the authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie’s will.
In 2016, Lisa Marie reportedly amended her will to prohibit Priscilla as trustee of her estate, which she had been appointed to in 2010.
Priscilla has filed a grievance in Los Angeles Superior Court — alleging the amended will is a fake.
Lisa Marie was buried at the famed family Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, on Jan. 22.
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