Elvis‘ wife for six years, Priscilla Presley, was denied her request to be buried next to her ex-husband during negotiations over her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley‘s trust.
The 77-year-old businesswoman asked to be laid to rest in the late rock icon’s estate, Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee, but was reportedly turned down without much pushback.
Several other members of the Presley family are buried on the grounds of the legendary mansion, including Lisa Marie, who died in January after going into cardiac arrest, and her son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020.
Priscilla’s statement on negotiations
“My family has resolved all confusion as it relates to our plea to the court and request for document interpretation after my daughter Lisa Marie‘s untimely passing,” Priscilla told Page Six in a statement earlier this week.
“As a family, we are pleased that we resolved this together.
“My family and I hope that everyone will grant us the privacy we have needed to properly grieve Lisa Marie and spend personal time together.
“We love and appreciate all of you and the Presley family is stronger than ever.”
What is Presley’s estate at Graceland?
Presley‘s estate at Graceland is a 13.8-acre (5.6-hectare) estate in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, is where the rock star was buried, alongside his parents, paternal grandmother, grandson, and daughter.
The estate is a popular tourist destination, with over 650,000 visitors each year to the mansion which was built in 1939 by Dr. Thomas W. Moore, a Memphis physician.
Presley purchased the home in 1957 for $102,500 and he made extensive renovations to the home, adding a swimming pool, racquetball court, and Jungle Room.
Presley died at Graceland on August 16, 1977 at 42 years old and he is buried in the Meditation Garden on the grounds of the estate.
The estate is open to the public for tours and visitors can see the mansion, the Meditation Garden, and the Elvis Presley Museum.
The museum houses a collection of Presley‘s personal belongings, including his costumes, awards, and automobiles.
Source : Marca