Lisa Marie Presley’s cause of death has finally been revealed.
A new autopsy report has revealed Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, died due to a small bowel obstruction.
The medical examiner’s report stated Presley’s obstruction was due to “adhesions that developed during bariatric surgery years ago. This is a known long-term complication of this type of surgery.”
Presley’s toxicology report revealed “There were therapeutic levels of Oxycodone in her blood. A second opioid was found — Buprenorphine — which is to treat opioid overuse.”
Lisa Marie Presley died in January as a result of “a small bowel obstruction” caused by scar tissue that developed after bariatric surgery years ago, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office said on Thursday.https://t.co/93bkGeCaIy
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 14, 2023
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley, died of complications from a bowel obstruction, the Los Angeles County medical examiner's office has ruled. https://t.co/zVdCD7bEpd
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 14, 2023
Check out what CBS News reported:
Lisa Marie Presley’s cause of death was a small bowel obstruction, according to an autopsy report obtained Thursday from the Los Angeles County medical examiner.
Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died Jan. 12 at the age of 54.
A small bowel obstruction is a blockage of the small intestine, which can be caused by colon cancer, certain medications, adhesions in the abdomen that form after surgery and conditions that can cause inflamed intestines, such as Crohn’s disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The medical examiner’s report concluded that Presley’s obstruction was caused by “adhesions that developed during bariatric surgery years ago. This is a known long term complication of this type of surgery.”
It’s somewhat uncommon to die from a small bowel obstruction, as people experiencing them usually have painful symptoms that would prompt a visit to a medical professional, Dr. Angelique Campen, an emergency room physician at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, told CBS News.
The autopsy noted that Presley had complained of abdominal pain on the morning of her death.
UPDATE: The toxicology report findings have just been released https://t.co/aF4hJqYen0
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 13, 2023
Here’s what TMZ reported:
The toxicology report findings have just been released. There were therapeutic levels of Oxycodone in her blood. A second opioid was found — Buprenorphine — which is to treat opioid overuse. Opioids can cause constipation, which can lead to bowel obstruction, which was the cause of her death. There were also traces of Quetiapine, an antipsychotic drug.
As for the bowel obstruction, it was in the form of a strangulated small bowel, caused by adhesion that developed after bariatric surgery (gastric bypass) years ago.
The coroner says there was no drug paraphernalia or narcotics found at her home when she was rushed to the hospital. At the hospital, Lisa Marie went into cardiac arrest. Her urine toxicology screen was negative.
The report confirms TMZ’s story … Lisa Marie had a cosmetic procedure a few months before her death, after which she was prescribed opioids, adding she had a history of “overmedicating,” and she was known to forget she had taken her meds and would take them again. The report adds Lisa Marie had a history of alcohol and drug abuse.
Lisa Marie Presley died from small bowel obstruction … this according to the L.A. County Coroner.
The L.A. County Medical Examiner reported that Lisa Marie Presley passed away from complications due to “a small bowel obstruction.” pic.twitter.com/06s4JvfcOR
— Pop Base (@PopBase) July 13, 2023