Footage of Austin Butler giving his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes has gone viral following the death of the legend’s only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley who sadly died aged 54.
The actor, who played Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s latest hit movie about the iconic singer’s life starring Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge, took to the stage on Tuesday to accept an award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama.
He was accompanied to the event by Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley.
Now, clips of his speech have gone viral after the sad passing of Lisa Marie.
Butler thanked the Presley family and added “Thank you, guys. Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.”
Her mother, Priscilla, shared the sad news on social media. She wrote:
“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.”
Lisa Marie Presley was an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was the only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley and was born on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Presley inherited her father’s love for music and began her career as a singer in the 1990s. She released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003, which debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart.
The album featured the hit single “Lights Out” which reached number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her follow-up album, “Now What,” was released in 2005 and featured the hit single “Dirty Laundry.”
In addition to her music career, Presley also dabbled in acting. She made her acting debut in the 2002 film “Bobby,” which was directed by Emilio Estevez.
She also appeared in the 2005 film “The Door in the Floor” and the 2008 film “Lies and Alibis.”
During her career, Presley has been a prominent figure in the media and has been the subject of much media attention, particularly in relation to her famous father.
She has also been open about her struggles with addiction and mental health, and has been vocal about her support for various charitable causes.
Presley was married four times and has four children. Her first marriage was to musician Danny Keough in 1988, with whom she has two children, Riley and Benjamin who sadly died by suicide in 2020.
The singer spent her final years in anguish after the untimely death of her beloved son, Benjamin. Her final social media post was in dedication to him.
She was also married to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996, and to Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004.
Presley’s fourth marriage was to musician Michael Lockwood, with whom she has twin daughters, Harper and Finley.
In 2012, Presley went through a public and very publicised financial crisis and filed for bankruptcy, citing debts of $16.7 million and assets of $14.8 million.
The 54-year-old, who had her own successful singing career, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
She was discovered unresponsive, at her home in Calabasas, California, sources shared with TMZ.
Her mother has shared no details of the cause of death, but according to media, she suffered a cardiac arrest.