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Priscilla Presley ‘heartbroken’ as mother Anna Lillian Iversen dies: ‘She was the light of our lives’

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Priscilla Presley has paid tribute to her mother Anna Lillian Iversen following her death at the age of 95.

Elvis Presley’s ex-wife shared the news with fans on social media before her granddaughter Riley Keough also honored the family matriarch online

The 76-year-old wrote on Instagram: ‘I am heartbroken. My beautiful mother passed today. She was the light of our lives.

‘She never wanted any attention on herself. Her children were her everything. May you Rest In Peace. You will always be with us.’

The touching caption accompanied a sweet picture of her late mother with a large basket of colorful flowers.

Riley, who is Iversen’s great granddaughter, also took to Instagram to pay tribute to the ‘incredible woman and mother.’

‘We lost our beautiful Nana this morning. She was an incredible woman and mother. Rest In Peace nana ❤️,’ she wrote alongside a sweet throwback image showed Anna posing with Priscilla and James Wagner, Priscilla’s father.

Priscilla was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973 and the pair share daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

The death of the family matriarch comes after a difficult year for the Presley family after Riley’s brother Benjamin commited suicide.

Priscilla’s grandson died by suicide at his Calabasas, California home on July 12, 2020 at the age of 27.

Benjamin’s death was confirmed by Lisa-Marie’s manager, who said the singer was ‘completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated’.

After his death, Riley shared a photo of a new tattoo on her right collarbone which says ‘Benjamin Storm’, her younger brother’s first and middle names.

The choice of tattoo seemed to have even deeper meaning as Keough shared a photo of Benjamin’s collarbone where he had her first name tattooed.

Benjamin was Lisa-Marie’s only son from her marriage to musician Danny Keough.

Lisa-Marie split from Danny in 1994 and went on to marry Michael Lockwood, who she shares twins Finley and Harper, 12, with.

Zola star Riley has since completed training to become a ‘death doula’ following the loss of her sibling.

A death doula, or a death midwife, is someone who specializes in end-of-life care and the American Honey star was keen to share her progress with fans.

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