Riley Keough breaks silence following mother Lisa Marie Presley’s death with Instagram tribute

Riley Keough has shared a tribute to her mother Lisa Marie Presley following her death, aged 54.

On Thursday (12 January), the death of Lisa Marie, Elvis Presley’s only child, was announced by her mother Priscilla Presley.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” her statement read. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”

No cause of death was given, but Lisa Marie had been “rushed to hospital” hours before her death.

The news prompted outpourings of grief from across the entertainment industry and world, including tributes from John Travolta, Tom Hanks and Diane Warren.

On Friday (20 January), Keough, 33, shared her own tribute to her mother.

The Zola star posted a black-and-white photograph to Instagram showing her young self holding a bunch of flowers and looking up at her mother.

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She captioned the post with a heart photo.

Keough’s post was flooded with messages of support, with one fan writing: “I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. May all of the wonderful memories of your mama help you through these difficult times.”

“A touching reminder above the celebrity, above the fame, this is a mother who left too soon. So sorry,” another commenter wrote.

Just two days before Lisa Marie’s death, the musician attended the 80th Golden Globes in support of Austin Butler, who won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his performance in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis.

From L-R: Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough in June (Getty Images)
From L-R: Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough in June (Getty Images)

During his acceptance speech, Butler said: “Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”

On Sunday (22 January), a public memorial for Lisa Marie will take place at her father’s former Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

The memorial will be held on the front lawn, with the public encouraged to donate to The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, rather than bring flowers, if they attend.

The foundation, which was set up by Lisa Marie, supports various charitable organisations with a focus on arts, education, and children’s programmes in the Memphis/Whitehaven area.