Priscilla Presley, Elvis’s widow, has reached an agreement on the inheritance of her daughter Lisa Marie, who died of cardiac arrest at age 54 and had excluded her from his will. Lisa Marie in 2016 amended her will to benefit her eldest daughter Riley Keough, who became sole heir to her estate after she initially named her mother as co-trustee of her estate.
“The families are happy, united and excited about the future,” said Priscilla’s attorney, Ronson Shamoun, at the end of the hearing at which he announced the settlement to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lynn Scaduto.
The legal dispute began four days after Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service, when her mother’s attorneys filed an appeal to a Los Angeles court questioning the “authenticity and validity'” of the changes to the estate of the daughter of the ‘King of Rock’ due to a series of bureaucratic errors and due to the fact that they were filed after her death.
Priscilla Presley expressed suspicion that her daughter had removed her and her business partner Barry Siegel as co-trustees of the estate and replaced them with grandsons Riley and Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020 at age 27.
Suspicions surrounded the validity of the daughter’s signature, because the change also had not been notarized and because the document incorrectly listed the name Priscilla. Details of the arrangement were not disclosed.