Austin Butler’s Golden Globes tribute to Lisa Marie Presley goes viral after her death
Austin Butler’s emotional tribute to Lisa Marie Presley has gone viral after the singer died from cardiac arrest at the age of 54.
During Tuesday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, the 31-year-old won the Best Actor, Motion Picture award for his starring role in the Elvis biopic.
The honoree, who spent time with Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie and wife Priscilla to embody it King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, quickly expressed his thanks in his acceptance speech.
Days before: Austin Butler’s emotional tribute to Lisa Marie Presley at the Golden Globes has gone viral after the singer died from shock from cardiac arrest
The touching tribute saw Austin swear love the ladies ‘forever’.
As the women broke down in tears, Austin said, “I also want to thank our incredible producers and Warner Bros and the Presley family.
“Thank you guys, thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your homes to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever.’
Video of the speech has now gone viral on Twitter, with grieving fans now realizing the meaning of his words.
One wrote, “If you didn’t see Austin Butler thanking Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley two days ago, now you see this is special again… RIP Lisa Marie.”
Emotional: During Tuesday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, Lisa Marie Presley (left) and her mother Priscilla broke down in tears as Austin thanked them in his acceptance speech
“Austin Butler, who thanked Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley two days ago, is extra powerful now…RIP Lisa Marie Presley,” wrote another.
Among other things, one fan wrote: “Wow. To watch for Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla as Austin Butler took home a Golden Globe for his performance as Elvis, and then to have Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie die two days later is terrifying.’
“Remembering #LisaMariePresley…just two days ago when Austin Butler thanked Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley at the Golden Globes, today that moment is even stronger #RIPLisaMarie,” wrote another.
Touching tribute: Video of the speech has now gone viral on Twitter, and grieving fans are now realizing the meaning of Butler’s words
As seen on screen, the award winner had spent time with Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie and wife Priscilla to portray the king of rock ‘n’ roll in the biopic
Lisa Marie and Priscilla had accompanied Austin on much of the Elvis promotional tour, and the trio had become close during filming of the biopic.
After seeing Elvis, Priscilla gushed about Baz Luhrmann’s vision and Austin’s performance as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, to whom she was married just over six years.
The film chronicles the life and career of Elvis from his childhood beginnings in Mississippi through his rise as a rock ‘n’ roll icon and movie star, along with his complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Great trio: Lisa Marie and Priscilla had accompanied Austin on much of the Elvis promotional tour and the trio had grown close during filming of the biopic (pictured at the Golden Globes).
Lisa Marie died Thursday at the age of 54, hours after suffering cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California.
She was rushed to hospital in critical condition and was said to have been in a coma after going into “complete cardiac arrest” shortly after complaining of abdominal pain, according to TMZ.
Priscilla, who was by her daughter’s side, said in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I 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. Thanks for the love and prayers. There will be no further comment at this time.’
Sources told TMZ that Lisa Marie was found unresponsive in her bedroom by her housekeeper and that her ex-husband, Danny Keough, who she lives with, was performing CPR until paramedics arrived at the home.
Lisa Marie’s life has been turbulent, with five stints in rehab for cocaine and opioid abuse, four failed marriages, the loss of her son to suicide, and a bitter custody battle over her twins with an ex-husband she falsely accused of having child pornography.
Troubled: Lisa Marie’s life has been tumultuous with five stints in rehab, four failed marriages, the loss of her son to suicide and a heated custody battle over her twin girls with an ex-husband (pictured January 10)
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