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Lisa Marie Presley died from small bowel obstruction caused by bariatric surgery, coroner says

Los Angeles, California (AP) – According to authorities, Lisa Marie Presley passed away as a result of complications from bariatric surgery she underwent several years prior.

The singer, composer, and Elvis Presley successor passed away on January 12 at the age of 54 from natural causes as a result of a slight intestinal obstruction.

An autopsy report that was made public by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office on Thursday afternoon contained more information regarding the circumstances surrounding Presley's demise.

According to the study, Presley's problem was a typical one from the weight loss process known as bariatric surgery. It is frequently used, according to the Mayo Clinic, when other weight loss strategies have failed or when a person has a serious medical condition.

Presley passed away at a hospital in Los Angeles after paramedics were called to a 911 call about a woman having a heart arrest at home. At the time, no information about what might have contributed to the medical problem was made public.

She had earlier in the day complained of stomach ache, according to the autopsy report.

She had a burial on January 22 at Graceland, the house where she had grown up with her father and is now a museum, tourist destination, and shrine for lovers of Elvis.

Riley Keough, 34, who plays Daisy Jones in "Daisy Jones & the Six," and Harper and Finley Lockwood, 15, are two of Presley's three daughters. Benjamin Keough, a son, passed away in 2020.

Presley's estate seems to be the subject of a protracted legal dispute immediately following her passing. A 2016 change to Lisa Marie Presley's living trust that replaced her two eldest daughters as trustees and removed Priscilla Presley and a former business manager as trustees was contested by Lisa Marie Presley's mother, Priscilla Presley, in court documents filed four days after her death.

But Riley Keough, who is now the sole trustee, and Priscilla Presley reached a deal in May.

On Wednesday, Riley Keough received her first Emmy nomination for best actress in a limited series or TV movie for "Daisy Jones & the Six."

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