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Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, died from complications of a weight-loss surgery she had several years ago, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.
The singer/songwriter died Jan. 12 of natural causes due to a small bowel obstruction, according to the office of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. This is a common complication after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, the autopsy report noted, according to the Associated Press.
Bariatric surgery is an umbrella term for different weight-loss operations. In the United States, surgeons most often perform three types of operations: gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or adjustable gastric band, according to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Follow-up interventions, surgery, and hospitalizations are "relatively common" within five years of weight-loss surgery, affecting about one-third of patients, the institute says.
Presley was the mother of three daughters, twin girls Harper and Finley Lockwood, 15, and 34-year-old actress Riley Keough. Her son, Benjamin Keough, died in 2020, the AP reported.
Keough was nominated for best actress in a limited series or TV movie Emmy this week for her work on “Daisy Jones & the Six.”
Lisa Marie Presley was buried Jan. 22 at Graceland, her father's home in Memphis, Tenn., where she lived as a child. Graceland is now a museum, popular tourist attraction and shrine for Elvis fans.
SOURCE: Associated Press, July 13, 2023
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