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Elvis Presley's Ex Linda Thompson Reveals She's 'Profoundly Grateful' To 9-Year-Old Lisa Marie For Calling Her First When King Of Rock & Roll Died

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Jan. 13 2023, Published 7:30 p.m. ET

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Linda Thompson was left feeling "absolutely devastated" by Lisa Marie Presley's sudden passing.

In the wake of the tragic news, The Bodyguard actress — who was romantically linked to Elvis Presley from 1972 to 1976 — took a moment to reflect on some of her most cherished memories with Lisa Marie, including one from when the "Burning Love" singer's daughter was only 9-years-old.

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"I will always be profoundly grateful to the little 9-year-old Lisa Marie, who had the presence of mind to call me from Graceland the fateful day her daddy died to give me the news," she shared in a recent interview. "I was the first person she called. To me, that spoke volumes of how close we were, and how sure she was of my love for her daddy."

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"In fact, if there is any solace to be found now, it’s in my knowing that Lisa Marie was sure I loved her and her daddy without reservation and without any agenda," she added.

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Linda noted that the pair had "kept in touch" on and off over the years and that she'd been "so happy" to see the 54-year-old last week at Graceland to celebrate what would have been the King of Rock and Roll's 88th birthday.

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"She seemed to be on a more positive trajectory emotionally after the unfathomable loss of her beloved son," she continued, referring to Lisa Marie's late 27-year-old son, Benjamin Keough, who died by self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2020.

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She also pointed out how much the mother-of-four reminded her of Elvis, from her "soulful eyes" and "pouty lips" to his "irreverent sense of humor."

"She was a beautiful contradiction like Elvis … complicated in her simplicity," Thompson noted. "She was brutally honest, straightforward, loving and loyal. I don’t think there was a phony cell in her body. I believe she lived her life authentically."

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Thompson spoke with People on her memories of Lisa Marie.

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