Lisa Marie Presley’s cause of death revealed


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley, has died of small intestinal obstruction, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled.

Presley died on January 12 after being rushed to a hospital in Southern California, according to her mother, who announced her death that same day. She was 54 years old.

The cause of death was stated to be «sequelae» or secondary effects «of small bowel obstruction». No additional causes or significant conditions were listed.

The manner of death was determined to be natural, according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy report obtained Thursday by NBC News said the obstruction «was in the form of a strangulated small intestine caused by adhesions that developed after bariatric surgery years ago.» The problem is a known complication of that type of surgery, according to the report.

Presley also had «therapeutic levels» of the pain reliever oxycodone in his blood, according to the report.

Presley had complained of abdominal pain in the months before her death and the morning before she was found unconscious at her home, according to the autopsy report and a coroner’s account.

Presley, also a singer-songwriter, was buried next to her son Benjamin Keough at Graceland, where she lived as a child with her father, who died in 1977.

Since his death, his estate has been at the center of a family feud involving Presley’s mother, Priscilla Presley, and daughter Riley Keough.

The dispute was resolved in May. Details of the deal were not made public.

Clara Cardona contributed.

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