'This is devastating news': Nicolas Cage 'heartbroken' over ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley's death

'This is devastating news': Nicolas Cage 'heartbroken' over ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley's death
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley were married from 2002 to 2004. (Leon Bennett/ Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Celebrities are mourning the death of superstar Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, after her death at age 54. Priscilla Presley confirmed the sad news in a statement on Thursday, January 12. "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."

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Nicolas Cage, the singer's ex-husband, also expressed his grief over her passing. "This is devastating news. Lisa had the greatest laugh of anyone I ever met. She lit up every room, and I am heartbroken. I find some solace believing she is reunited with her son Benjamin," he said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley at the premiere of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" at the Motion Picture Academy Theater in Beverly Hills, California in 2001.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Lisa Marie got married four times in her life and had been engaged five times. The singer dated a number of Hollywood actors throughout the years, including Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage, with whom she had brief relationships. Presley wed Cage in 2002. He was her third husband after Danny Keough and Michael Jackson. They allegedly met while Cage was still married to Patricia Arquette and she was engaged to musician John Oszajca, who had proposed to her in 1999.

In a 2003 interview with Barbara Walters, Cage said that he met Presley at a party and "was thunderstruck" by her. "I walk into a party not knowing who I'm going to meet and there’s this beautiful girl standing in the middle of the living room wearing this short leather skirt and this fluffy jacket, and she looks up at me with these big, beautiful, soulful eyes, eyes that look like they have a sad story to tell, and I just went 'Oh,'" Cage said.

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In August 2002, they were legally wed. However, their relationship dissolved just four months later. Their divorce finally came through in 2004. "I'm sad about this, but we shouldn't have been married in the first place," Lisa Marie said in a statement issued by her publicist, Paul Bloch. Cage said in his own statement, "I did not comment on the marriage, I am not going to comment on the divorce."

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(FILE PHOTO) Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, and actor Nicolas Cage attend the Los Angeles Premiere of MGM's
Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, and actor Nicolas Cage attend the Los Angeles Premiere of MGM's "Windtalkers" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 11, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Robert Mora/Getty Images)

The late 'Dirty Laundry' singer and Cage never had any children while they were together, but Lisa Marie later had four children of her own with two of her other ex-husbands.

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