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Lisa Marie Presley shares how Elvis would have felt about movie starring Austin Butler

Emma Guinness

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Lisa Marie Presley shares how Elvis would have felt about movie starring Austin Butler

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/marcmalkin Album / Alamy Stock Photo

As the world mourns the unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley, people are now taking a look back at her life.

And some of her life, as well as her father's, was showcased in the recent Elvis biopic, and prior to her death, she speculated about what The King would have thought of it.

Lisa Marie said Elvis would be 'proud' of the biopic. Credit: Alamy / AFF
Lisa Marie said Elvis would be 'proud' of the biopic. Credit: Alamy / AFF

Lisa Marie passed away yesterday (12 January) at the age of 54 after going into full cardiac arrest, but just days previously, she celebrated the film's success at the 2023 Golden Globes.

At the pre-party on 8 January, which is Elvis' birthday, she said she was 'overwhelmed' by the film and asserted that her dad, who passed away in 1977 at the age of 42, would have been 'proud' of it.

"I'm so overwhelmed by this film and the effect that it's had and what Baz has done, what Austin has done," Lisa Marie said.

"I'm so proud. And I know that my father would also be very proud. So, I want to thank you all for being here and I - I'm so overwhelmed with gratitude, so thank you."

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Lisa Marie's faith in the film was very much reflected by its success and Austin Butler even went on to win Best Actor for his portrayal of her father at the 2023 Golden Globes.

The singer later told PEOPLE at the event that she was 'so happy'

Elvis' ex-wife Priscilla Presley later wrote on Twitter: "My heartfelt congratulations to Austin Butler for the Golden Globe award for best actor. It was much deserved.

"He studied Elvis for 2 years & simply became him in his performance. I'm so proud of you. I only wish that the genius that Baz Luhrmann captured was also recognised."

Lisa Marie's death was also confirmed by her mother in a statement to PEOPLE.

It came shortly after she asked fans for their prayers on social media after revealing that her daughter had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Lisa Marie's death was announced by her mother Priscilla. Credit: Alamy / Pictorial Press Ltd
Lisa Marie's death was announced by her mother Priscilla. Credit: Alamy / Pictorial Press Ltd

"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," the 77-year-old actor said.

"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."

Lisa Marie's death comes just two years after she lost her son in 2020, and 47 years after the loss of her father in 1977.

Topics: Celebrity

Emma Guinness
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