As awards play accolades proceed to determination successful for the glitzy, surrealistic “Elvis” biopic, there’s nary denying the all-too-true, tragic beingness and decease of his small girl.
A bombshell documentary — “TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy” (airing Monday, Jan. 30 astatine 8 p.m. connected Fox) — sheds caller airy connected the superstar scion’s demise, with accusations of cause abuse, references to scarily accelerated value nonaccomplishment and mysterious security policies and claims of “fraud” and a “money grab.”
Elvis Presley’s lone kid died of cardiac apprehension astatine property 54 on Jan. 12. She is survived by her mother, Priscilla Presley, 77, her big daughter, histrion Riley Keough, 33, and twins Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14. (She besides had lad Benjamin, who died by termination successful 2020 astatine property 27).
Two of Presley’s 4 ex-husbands, Danny Keough, 61, and Michael Lockwood, 58, were besides inactive successful the precocious singer’s life.
A bitter feud is allegedly brewing betwixt the 2 men — who reportedly can’t basal each different — implicit the custody of Presley’s twins, according to the outlet. Meanwhile, a root told the caller documentary that Presley besides had a strained narration with her mom, which could soon travel to the fore successful a ineligible fight.
“There was a batch of atrocious humor betwixt them,” TMZ shaper Jacob Wasserman says. “Yes, they were with each different astatine the Golden Globes [days earlier Presley’s death], but immoderate household members told america they were perfectly shocked to spot them sitting astatine the aforesaid table.”
Here’s what’s revealed successful the shocking special. Warning: Major spoilers follow.
‘Bad blood’ betwixt Presley’s ex-husbands: A custody conflict looms
According to the documentary, there’s a household combat brewing implicit the precocious singer’s custody of her 2 teen kids. In an exclusive clip from the doc, TMZ brag Harvey Levin says that Lockwood volition “almost certainly” get afloat custody of twins Harper and Finley.
However, Keough (the begetter of her archetypal 2 kids) was surviving with the household astatine the clip of her decease and was besides adjacent to the girls.
Presley was joined to Keough from 1988 to 1994, and to Lockwood from 2006 to 2021.
“Riley desperately wants to support a narration with her sisters,” a TMZ newsman said. “Of course, Priscilla wants to spot her granddaughters. Danny perfectly wants to enactment successful interaction with the kids … but, determination is simply a batch of atrocious humor betwixt Danny and Michael.”
Rumors of opioids, accelerated 50-pound value loss
The documentary dives into Presley’s well-documented struggles with drugs and alcohol.
When Presley attended the Golden Globes conscionable 2 days earlier her death, she was visibly frail.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction specialist who appears successful the documentary, explains onscreen: “She was slurring her code [at the awards show], she had drooping eyelids, she was unsteady connected her feet … that’s not mean for a pistillate who is different steadfast astatine her age. The behaviour astatine the Golden Globes was accordant with idiosyncratic connected a batch of substance.”
“We person accusation that whitethorn explicate wherefore her bosom abruptly stopped beating,” said TMZ shaper Charles Latibeaudiere. “Lisa had mislaid 40-50 pounds successful conscionable 6 weeks … We’re besides told she was backmost connected opioids.” Presley allegedly wanted to look her champion for awards season, to correspond the Oscar-nominated biopic of her father, “Elvis.”
“The information that she gets up and goes to the Golden Globes … bully for her,” Dr. Pinsky says successful the doc. “I privation that idiosyncratic had raised the alarm, though, based connected however she was looking.”
Priscilla enters the ineligible fray: ‘Strained relationship’
Lisa Marie Presley reportedly had a fraught narration with her mother, Priscilla, going each the mode backmost to her teen years.
At that time, Priscilla was progressive with the Church of Scientology. Former Scientologist Karen De La Carriere told the documentarians that she remembers strained feelings betwixt the pair.
“Lisa with a agelong face, miserable … stepped retired of the limousine, and I heard Priscilla say, ‘Handle her!'” De La Carriere recalled.
The brace enactment connected a unified show astatine the Golden Globes conscionable days earlier Presley’s passing, and Priscilla spoke lovingly of her lone kid astatine Lisa Marie’s memorial — but 1 root says it was each for show.
Priscilla is present contesting her daughter’s will, thing 1 root told Page Six is simply “a wealth grab.”
“She had nary narration with Priscilla, Michael Lockwood oregon her half-brother [Navarone Garibaldi],” she stated.
As antecedently reported, Priscilla is challenging an amendment successful her precocious daughter’s trust, claiming fraud.
Money mystery: Life security policies, household combat connected the horizon
According to blockbuster docs first released by the website The Blast, Presley was “debt-ridden,” having squandered the $100 cardinal she inherited from her father. But the caller doc alleges she took out up to 3 beingness security policies earlier her death. As a result, she reportedly left $35 cardinal to beryllium divided betwixt her 3 kids — the twins and Riley Keough.
“Lisa was ne'er disciplined astir money,” said doc shaper Katie Hayes. “She was a large spender, and she made immoderate atrocious investments. She fundamentally blew done $100 cardinal successful 25 years.”
Latibeaudiere added: “We’ve learned that astatine the clip of Lisa’s death, she was $4 cardinal successful debt, including $2.5 cardinal inactive owed to the IRS … But we recovered retired that connected the time she died, Lisa’s property was abruptly flushed with cash.”
Elvis Presley’s celebrated Graceland property will besides reportedly beryllium divided among Riley Keough and her younger half-sisters.
Meanwhile, the peculiar is besides acceptable to screen different large beingness events specified arsenic Presley’s matrimony to Michael Jackson.
“TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy,” premieres Monday, Jan 30 connected Fox (8 p.m).