Austin Butler is constant to mourn Lisa Marie Presley following her surprising loss of life. The 54-year-old musician died on Jan. 12 after being rushed to the hospital following an obvious cardiac arrest. On the Oscars luncheon in Beverly Hills on Feb. 13, Butler instructed Individuals about his shut relationship with Lisa Marie, saying the pair had “bonded very, very quick” after he took on the position of her father, Elvis Presley, for 2022’s “Elvis.”
“All these particular moments of simply attending to share life together with her, I will treasure that without end,” Butler mentioned, calling Lisa Marie “such an sincere individual.” He continued, “There was no filter of how she felt. And she or he actually opened her coronary heart to me in a short time.”
Prior to now, Butler has been open concerning the closeness he felt with Lisa Marie in addition to his grief following her loss of life. In a Jan. 30 episode of “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Butler described their connection as “instant,” saying he’d “by no means had an expertise the place I met anyone and felt an instantaneous depth of relationship.” He added that “she’s an individual who did not have something to show and would not confide in anyone and she or he opened as much as me. We acquired so shut so quick, and it is simply devastating,” he continued, describing the expertise of being nominated for an Oscar for “Elvis” after the lack of Lisa Marie as “bittersweet.” “A lot nice stuff is occurring, however I am simply devastated for her household,” he mentioned. “And for her to not be right here celebrating with us . . .”
Lisa Marie herself had been open about her affection for Butler and his portrayal of her late father. “Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s coronary heart & soul fantastically,” she tweeted in Might 2022. “In my humble opinion, his efficiency is unprecedented and FINALLY executed precisely and respectfully,” she continued, including, “If he would not get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my very own foot.” She and Butler attended various occasions collectively whereas selling “Elvis,” together with the Golden Globes on Jan. 10, the place Butler took dwelling the award for finest actor in a drama movement image.
Lisa Marie’s loss of life has additionally been publicly mourned by her mom, Priscilla Presley, and her daughter Riley Keough, in addition to numerous others. “In the present day would have been Lisa’s fifty fifth birthday,” Priscilla wrote on Feb. 1. “My want is to guard my three grandchildren and maintain our household collectively. From the primary second I held Lisa in my arms, I’ve protected, cherished and guided her, as I’ve my son. Our hearts are damaged, and I’m having to study to reside with out my solely daughter. We really love all of you, and we really feel your prayers. Thanks a lot for caring so deeply for our household.”
Lisa Marie was Priscilla’s solely daughter together with her late husband, Elvis. She left behind three youngsters — Keough and Harper and Finley Lockwood — and was laid to relaxation close to her late son, Benjamin Keough, and Elvis in Graceland on Jan. 22.