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Public memorial held for Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland

Graceland is Lisa Marie's final resting place, buried next to her father and her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.

Public memorial held for Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland
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Family, friends and fans gathered at Graceland — the home of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley — in Memphis, Tennessee, to mourn the death of Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis' only daughter.

Close friends and family members spoke at the funeral, including former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Presley's manager Jerry Schilling.

Presley's mother Priscilla also spoke, reading a poem and remarks from Lisa Marie's oldest daughter, actor Riley Keough.

There were also musical performances.

Lisa Marie Presley passed away earlier this month after reportedly going into cardiac arrest. The exact cause of death has not been announced.

She died just a few days after attending the Golden Globes in support of the movie "Elvis," a biographical drama about her father.

The 54-year-old had recently visited Graceland on what would have been her father's 88th birthday earlier this month.

Looking back at the life of Lisa Marie Presley

Looking back at the life of Lisa Marie Presley

Her final public appearance was Tuesday, walking the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards, praising the Baz Luhrman film "Elvis."

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Graceland is Lisa Marie Presley's final resting place, buried next to her father and her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.

Fans from all around the world came to pay their respects, leaving notes and flowers in remembrance of her.

Fans also had a chance to visit her gravesite after the service.

"You know, we just wish, you know, we want to respect her, respect her life, respect her family and say a prayer for them during this difficult time," said Becky Russell, a fan from Mississippi.

"It's hard for anybody to lose a parent. We recently lost my father. And then now for Priscilla to lose a daughter, and then it's like Elvis is finally kinda gone with Lisa being gone. We all feel like this is the end," said Freda Steel, a fan from Alabama.

"It was heartbreaking because you know that that's pretty much the end of the Presley era," said Lindy Leos, a fan from Texas.

Instead of flowers, Presley's family is asking fans to donate to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which supports several causes in Memphis and the city's Whitehaven community.