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Star pays tribute to late singer Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland mansion

memphis — A memorial service was held after Lisa Marie Presley died at the age of 54.

A service at her father’s Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday was attended by notables, including the Duchess of York.

The US singer, who was Elvis Presley’s only child, died on January 12, hours after being taken to the hospital.

Lisa Marie was buried at Graceland next to her son Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020.

Artists such as Alanis Morissette and Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose performed alongside her children, including Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and the former Mayor of Memphis, in honor of Lisa Marie. Did.

A crowd of mourners were pictured holding up pictures of Lisa Marie after members of the public were invited to attend the service.

Her mother, Priscilla Presley, thanked everyone for coming to honor her daughter as she stood on a stage on the mansion’s front lawn.

She also read a poem written by her granddaughter Harper, one of Lisa Marie’s three daughters. She said, “Mom was my icon, role she was a model, she was a superhero, and in more ways than one.”

A poem by Lisa’s daughter Riley read aloud, saying, “I hope I can love my daughter as you loved me. As you love my brothers and sisters. Give me strength, heart.” , thank you for giving me empathy, my courage, my sense of humor.”

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, also paid tribute to her “wimp” and supported the late singer’s children.

“My late mother-in-law used to say that nothing can be said, that we can begin to take away the anguish and pain of this moment, because grief is the price we pay for love, and she It’s about how right you were.”

The service featured many musical tributes, including one from Alanis Morissette, who delivered the emotional expression of her song “Rest.”

Axl Rose performed the band’s song “November Rain” and Billy Corgan sang “To Sheila” by The Smashing Pumpkins.

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet performed with various members at their father’s funeral in 1977, after which they sang the gospel song “How Great Thou Art” followed by “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”.

Elvis and other members of the Presley family are also buried at Graceland. — BBC

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