'He absolutely nailed it': Lisa Marie Presley cheered on Austin Butler at Golden Globes 2 days before death
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of superstar Elvis Presley, made her last public appearance at the 80th Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday, January 10, just two days before her death on Thursday, January 12. Lisa Marie, 54, and her mother Priscilla Presley, 77, attended the event to support Austin Butler, who won best actor in a drama category for his depiction of Elvis in the film directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Lisa Marie praised Butler, 31, for his epic portrayal of her father in his biopic. "He's such a sweetheart, an authentic, true sweetheart," she told Access Hollywood on the red carpet. "And just as good off-screen as he is on screen." When questioned if Butler performed well as the musical legend, "Absolutely. Even the throat, he'd make these noises sometimes and he got all of it. He absolutely nailed it."
After watching the movie, which chronicles Elvis's life, career and complex relationship with his manager, Lisa Marie "really didn't know what to do" with herself, as per ET. "I had to take like five days to process it because it was so incredible and so spot on and so authentic," she told reporters on the red carpet. "I can't even describe what it meant."
After winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture, Butler later reciprocated the love. "Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me," he said during his acceptance speech. "Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever."
Remembering #LisaMariePresley ....just two days ago as Austin Butler thanks Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley at Golden Globes, that moment is even more powerful today #RIPLisaMarie #riplisamariepresley , thoughts and prayers to family and friends pic.twitter.com/GJBjDRbZZx— BourbonBlog.com (@bourbonblog) January 13, 2023
A witness at the event reported that Lisa Marie and her mother seemed to be having a nice time. "They were having a sweet mom and daughter night out," the insider shared with E! News. "They seemed happy as if they were having a nice evening."
Wow. For Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla to watch Austin Butler take home a Golden Globe for his portrayal as Elvis, to then have Elvis’s daughter Lisa Marie die two days later is CHILLING!! pic.twitter.com/7eGEO7QFjb— Morgan Murrell (@RespectThe__GAP) January 13, 2023
Lisa Marie died on January 12 after being hospitalized following a cardiac arrest, her mother said in a statement. "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," Priscilla stated.