On Thursday, Lisa Marie Presley passed away from cardiac arrest at 54. This news comes just two days after her last public appearance, the 80th Golden Globe Awards, where her father’s memory was honored by the recognition of Baz Luhrmann’s biopic about her father, “Elvis.”
During his acceptance speech for winning Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture, Austin Butler thanked Presley and her mother, Priscilla Presley. He said, “Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
Fans now say the speech lingers hauntingly, having been spoken just two days before her death, amid speculation of Presley looking unwell at the award show, per Entertainment Tonight.
Others are pointing out Presley’s happiness after the success of “Elvis” on the awards circuit thus far. Upon Butler’s win for his portrayal of her father, Presley told People, “I’m so happy,” providing fans some solace in the wake of her tragic death.
How are her peers remembering her?
Her mother said in a statement to People: “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.”
As the news of her untimely death circulated, condolences from her friends and peers began to roll in as well.
On Instagram, John Travolta paid tribute, saying, “Lisa baby girl, I’m so sorry. I’ll miss you but I know I’ll see you again. My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley.”
Singer Pink shared a photo of the two of them to Instagram, writing, “Oh, this one hurts my heart. Lisa Marie, you were one of a kind. Funny ... smart as a whip, sensitive, talented, witty, mean, loving, generous, judgmental but always right, loyal, and you adored your children. My heart breaks for you and your beautiful family and your children. The world lost a rare gem today. May your soul rest in peace, friend. 💔”