Axl Rose On His Friendship With Elvis Presley’s Late Daughter Lisa Marie
Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley left many fans and fellow musicians heartbroken following her untimely passing. Axl Rose was one of her close friends, so the sad news devastated the frontman. Speaking to People, Rose touched upon his friendship with Lisa and bid farewell to her.
“I will miss my friend, Lisa,” Rose said. “Her passing, just like her son’s, or as a kid, her father’s, doesn’t seem real. Lisa loved her family and all her children. My heart goes out to them. Her son’s passing was shocking, tragic, and devastating. It was something that, at a point, you obviously didn’t want to bring up but awkwardly would in an effort to let her know you cared and were thinking about her, about them, and to be of any comfort one could, which she appreciated.”
The singer continued, “I wanted her to be happy, to feel good about things, at least as much as one could under the circumstances. And really, with the closeness of their relationship, one could hope — but truthfully, it didn’t seem, at least without some real-time passing, a reasonable reality. What comes after life, who knows, but I’d like to think they’re together, her and Ben with her father and Ben’s grandfather in some way, and Lisa, and the most important men in her life, are happy together.”
Revealing he and Lisa spoke about Elvis Presley a lot, Axl Rose noted, “I was fortunate enough to hear firsthand about her father and her experiences and memories with him. She came to shows, and we hung out backstage. It was always great to see her, and she was always fun and super supportive.”
Lisa Marie Presley had four children, Riley Keough, twins Harper and Finley, and Benjamin Keough. In 2020, Benjamin sadly committed suicide at 27. This left a deep scar on Lisa, and she struggled a lot to cope with the loss of her son. As it seems, Axl Rose was there to support her through those hard times, trying to cheer her up as much as he could. Now, he finds solace in thinking Lisa, Elvis, and Benjamin are happy together.