'Shattered': Austin Butler shares heartwrenching tribute to Lisa Marie Presley following her shocking death

'Shattered': Austin Butler shares heartwrenching tribute to Lisa Marie Presley following her shocking death
Austin Butler paid a touching tribute to Lisa Marie Presley at the Golden Globes after winning the Best Actor trophy for 'Elvis' (RICH POLK/NBC VIA GETTY, JOE SCARNICI/GETTY Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Austin Butler took the world by storm in Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' in which he portrayed the character of iconic singer Elvis Presley. As soon as the movie went on floors, Butler didn't shy away from praising Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley for opening up their memories and allowing him to play the legendary singer. So, it doesn't come as a shock that the actor is left heartbroken after hearing the tragic news of Lisa's untimely demise. The actor went on to pay a touching tribute to the singer-songwriter and said that his heart is completely "shattered."

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Lisa Marie Presley, only daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was a huge fan of Butler and supported him throughout the movie. She even was a part of the movie's promotional tour and didn't hold back in praising the actor for his dedication to play the 'Can't Stop Falling In Love With You' hitmaker. Her untimely death has shocked everyone and the actor is still in disbelief that Lisa has left the world.

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Austin Butler poses with the Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama award for "Elvis" in the press room during the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

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The 31-year-old shared a statement to People Magazine and noted that his heart is "completely shattered" for her children after the unexpected loss of Lisa Marie. In his statement, he also noted that he was lucky enough to spend time with Lisa while filming the movie and will always cherish the memories he got the chance to made with her.

"My heart is completely shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper and Priscilla at the tragic and unexpected loss of Lisa Marie. I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her warmth, her love and her authenticity will always be remembered," Butler said.

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Lisa Marie Presley attends the Handprint Ceremony honoring Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley And Riley Keough at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Lisa Marie Presley attends the Handprint Ceremony honoring Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley And Riley Keough at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

The actor's comments come a few hours after his tribute to Lisa and Priscilla at this year's Golden Globes went viral on social media. During his Best Actor acceptance speech, Butler thanked the ladies and promised that he will always "love" them forever.

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Apart from Butler, 'Elvis' director Baz Luhrmann also paid a heartwarming tribute to Lisa and noted that her death has "devastated" people all around the world. The filmmaker concluded by saying that the world will forever miss her "warmth, love, and smile."

"Over the last year, the entire Elvis movie family and I have felt the privilege of Lisa Marie’s kind embrace. Her sudden, shocking loss has devastated people all around the world. I know her fans everywhere join me in sharing prayers of love and support with her mother, Priscilla, and her wonderful daughters Riley, Finley and Harper. Lisa Marie, we will miss your warmth, your smile, your love," Luhrmann wrote on his Instagram account.

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On Thursday, January 12, Lisa was rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest and a few hours later her mother, Priscilla, announced that her daughter passed away at the age of 54. Since then, celebrities such as Nicholas Cage, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, John Travolta and more have come forward with emotional tributes to the singer-songwriter.

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