Priscilla Presley says she has been "touched" by the words of fans following the death of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

The American actress acknowledged that the past weeks had been "difficult" but said the love she had received "makes a difference".

Lisa Marie Presley's death at the age of 54 was announced on 12 January, shortly after she was taken to hospital.

Last Sunday, a public memorial for the singer-songwriter, the only child of Elvis, was held at her father's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

Lisa Marie Presley, pictured at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills earlier this month

"Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words," Priscilla Presley wrote on Twitter.

"It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference."

Source: Press Association