Is Botox the reason why Lisa Marie Presley died so young?
The mystery surrounding Lisa Marie Presley’s sudden death earlier this year has finally been unraveled. According to a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, the music world lost a legend not to an overdose or foul play, but to a health complication linked to her past bariatric surgery.
What becomes of the young children of the star? And what becomes of the young new generation of fans newly enamored with her father? Let’s take a look.
A small bowel obstruction was cited as the cause of Presley’s death. This condition, a blockage in the small intestine, can result from scar tissue formation, hernias, or even cancer. Without timely intervention, it can lead to death, as seen in the tragic case of Lisa Marie Presley.
Presley’s autopsy report indicated that the obstruction was caused by scar tissue that had developed following her bariatric surgery years ago. Deputy medical examiner Dr. Juan M. Carrillo stated this as a known long term complication of such surgeries.
Dr. Carrillo also reviewed the autopsy toxicology results, which showed “therapeutic” levels of oxycodone in Presley’s blood, meaning levels in the range of medically helpful, and not dangerous. Additionally, quetapine metabolite and buprenorphine were present but were deemed not contributory to her death. Ultimately, the manner of death was concluded to be natural with no evidence of injury or foul play.
Dr. Michael Camilleri from the Mayo Clinic explained how medications found in Presley’s system could have potentially slowed down her intestine’s motility, making it more susceptible to obstruction by the adhesions. However, he emphasized that the presence of such medications doesn’t necessarily mean a person is more prone to developing complications.
Presley, the only child of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, died after being hospitalized following an apparent cardiac arrest in January. She was just fifty-four years old.
Her death, following complaints of abdominal pain, came as a shock to the world, particularly her family. “Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” read their statement released shortly after her death. Their plea for privacy during this difficult time struck a chord with fans across the globe.
In a touching tribute, Lisa Marie Presley’s last public appearance just days before her death was at the Golden Globe Awards. There, she cheered for the film Elvis, a cinematic homage to her late father, portrayed brilliantly by Austin Butler.
California-born actor Austin Butler’s portrayal of Elvis in the eponymous film earned him the award for best actor in a dramatic motion picture. Interestingly, he has yet to drop the King’s Mississippi drawl, even during his acceptance speech.
Butler’s dedication to his role was apparent. His obsession with Elvis was so intense that he began to question if he had always spoken like the rock ‘n’ roll legend. He even confessed that his fixation with the role might be viewed as “unhealthy,” but he willingly immersed himself into the world and legacy of Elvis.
Butler concluded his acceptance speech with a heartfelt shout-out to the King himself, expressing his love for the icon and vowing never to forget him.
While we still mourn the tragic loss of Lisa Marie Presley, it seems the spirit of Elvis continues to live on through dedicated actors like Butler. And as we remember the Presley family, one question lingers in the air: How many more stories from the King’s life are waiting to be told?