Widow of Elvis Presley challenges her dead daughter's will

Elvis Presley's widow challenges deceased daughter's will


Priscilla Presley, the widow of Elvis Presley, challenges the will of her daughter Lisa, who died in mid-January and did not include her mother in her estate, according to court documents. 

Lisa Marie Presley died suddenly in Los Angeles on January 12 of cardiac arrest at the age of 54.

The singer named her mother in 2010 , Priscilla, as one of the administrators of his substantial estate, both during his lifetime and in the event of his death, according to court documents.

But she seems to have removed this quality from him in 2016, for designate his children Riley and Benjamin Keough as heirs after his death.

According to a document seen by AFP and filed last week by her lawyer, Priscilla Presley only “discovered” these changes after her daughter's recent death.

Widow calls for invalidation of this new testament, because it was never presented to him during his daughter's lifetime. His lawyer points out in particular that Lisa Marie's signature “seems inconsistent” compared to her usual signature.

A possible legal battle over this legacy would involve high stakes. Because Lisa Marie was the only daughter of Elvis. 

She previously controlled Elvis Presley Enterprises, but sold most of her stake to a private equity firm in 2005. She mostly kept control of Graceland, the property his father owned in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was found unconscious before his death in August 1977.

This mansion has become an important place of pilgrimage for fans of the rock'n'roll legend.

His son Benjamin Keough, cited as a potential heir, committed suicide in 2020.

His eldest daughter, Riley Keough, is a 33-year-old actress who starred in the blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road and more recently in the independent film Zola.

Lisa Marie has also gave birth to twin daughters, Harper and Finley. The two teenagers are to inherit Graceland jointly with Riley, a representative for the property told People magazine.