Lisa Marie Presley's Chilling Final Social Media Post Before Her Death Detailed Living With Grief

The only daughter of Elvis Presley opened up about the loss of her son, Benjamin.

Lisa Marie Presley’s final Instagram post gave fans a glimpse into the “grief” she lived with every single day after losing her son, Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020 at the age of 27.

“Hi. In honor of it being National Grief Awareness Day , I wrote an essay about Grief which was posted today on @people . I thought I’d post it here in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this it helps in some way,” she captioned a snapshot of the PEOPLE article that noted she was “destroyed” by her son’s death but had to keep going for her “girls.”

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

In the essay, Presley notes, “Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe. You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.”

She elaborated on harboring feelings of guilt over what happened, writing: “I already battle with and beat myself up tirelessly and chronically, blaming myself every single day and that’s hard enough to now live with, but others will judge and blame you too, even secretly or behind your back which is even more cruel and painful on top of everything else.”

Presley explained that while “absolutely NOTHING takes away the pain,” she found that “support can sometimes help you feel a little bit less alone.”

“It’s a real choice to keep going, one that I have to make every single day and one that is constantly challenging, to say the least … But I keep going for my girls,” she added.

In addition to Benjamin, Presley shared daughter and actress Riley Keough with ex-husband Danny Keough. She was also a mom to 13-year-old twins Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Anne, who she shared with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

Related: Get To Know Lisa Marie Presley's Four Children

The singer and songwriter passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, after suffering a cardiac arrest and being rushed to the hospital. She was 54.

Two days before her death, the only daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley attended the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills in support of Austin Butler, who won in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of the King of Rock n' Roll in the eponymous biopic, Elvis.

In what would go on to be her final public appearance, Presley informed PEOPLE that she was “so happy” about Butler’s win.

Mere hours after Presley's medical emergency, Priscilla announced her daughter’s death in a statement, noting, "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us."

"She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment,” she continued.

Related: Lisa Marie Presley's Net Worth — How Much She Inherited From Elvis and Made From Graceland

Many celebrities paid tribute to Presley, including Elvis star Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, who stated, “Lisa Marie was so honest and direct, vulnerable, in a state of anticipation about the movie. She spoke so eloquently about her father, what the movie meant to her, that it was a celebration of her dad.”

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.