Lisa Marie Presley allegedly used opioids and weight-loss drugs before her death.
Sources close to the family told TMZ that the late singer was “back on opioids” after battling addiction issues for years.
The outlet reports that Lisa Marie – who was 54 when she died – had been on an ‘extreme weight loss diet’ for months as she wanted to ‘look her best’ on red carpets and award shows celebrating the film “Elvis” by Baz Luhrmann.
According to TMZ, Lisa Marie reportedly underwent plastic surgery and took diet pills that resulted in a loss of “40 to 50 pounds” – just two months before walking her final red carpet at the 2023 Golden Globes.
Insiders also told the outlet that the “Lights Out” singer “complained of abdominal pain” before her death.
Page Six contacted its representatives, who declined to comment.
Lisa Marie’s official cause of death has yet to be released pending toxicology results.
However, sources told Page Six earlier this month that there did not appear to be any drugs at the premises of his residence in Calabasas, Calif.
The rock ‘n’ roll heiress – who was the only child of the late Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla Presley – died on January 12 after suffering cardiac arrest two days after her unstable appearance at the Golden Globes.
In a red carpet interview with Extra, Lisa Marie told Jerry Schilling – a longtime friend of her father’s – that she had to “grab” his arm. The pictures show her holding it tightly during the short question and answer period.
Lisa Marie had opened up about her struggle with painkiller and opioid addiction over the past few years.
“You may read this and wonder how, after losing people close to me, I also fell prey to opioids,” she wrote in the 2019 foreword to Harry Nelson’s book, ” The United States of Opioids”.
The singer-songwriter confessed her addiction began after doctors gave her opioids to treat her pain after giving birth to her twin daughters, Harper and Finley, in 2008.
“[It’s] a difficult path to overcome this addiction and to start my life over,” she continued. “Even in recent years, I’ve seen too many people I loved struggle with addiction and die tragically from this epidemic.”
Shortly after sharing her struggles, Lisa Marie’s son, Benjamin Keough, died by suicide in July 2020 after a rumored drug and alcohol struggle.
Lisa Marie’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood expressed concern in child custody papers that Benjamin’s death would cause the singer to relapse, but she never confirmed his suspicions.
Lisa Marie was laid to rest at Graceland next to Benjamin after his January 22 memorial service. Her eldest daughter, Riley Keough, and her mother, Priscilla, both shared sentimental words for their beloved family member.