Priscilla Presley honours daughter Lisa Marie in tearful speech at memorial

Priscilla Presley has paid tribute to her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, in the public memorial for the late star.

Presley died aged 54 on January 12, after being rushed to hospital in cardiac arrest, just two days after attending the Golden Globes.

The only daughter of Elvis Presley will be buried at Graceland – her birthplace and the sprawling estate she inherited from her famous father after his death. She was just nine at the time.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at the estate to pay their respects in a public service, which was live-streamed online for fans to tune in.

Speaking to the crowd on the front law, Priscilla, 77, became incredibly tearful as she said her daughter ‘died of a broken heart.’

Priscilla also thanked everyone for coming to honour her daughter.

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She read out a poem written by her granddaughter, which said: ‘I have no idea how to put my mother into words, the truth is there are too many.

‘Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero to many people all over the world.

‘But Mama was my icon, my role model, my superhero, and much more ways than one.’

A poem by Presley’s daughter Riley was also read out, which said: ‘I hope I can love my daughter that way you loved me. The way you love my brother and my sisters. Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humour.

‘My manners, my temper, my wildness, my tenacity. I’m a product of your heart. My sisters are a product of your heart. My brother is a product of your heart.

‘We are you. You are us My eternal love. I hope you finally know how loved you were here. Thank you for trying so hard for us. If I didn’t tell you every day, thank you.’

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