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‘Elvis’ director Baz Luhrmann pays tribute to Lisa Marie Presley

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“Elvis” director Baz Luhrmann paid tribute to Lisa Marie Presley, musician and Elvis Presley’s only child, who died Thursday of a heart attack at age 54.

“For the past year, the entire Elvis Movie family and I have felt the privilege of Lisa Marie’s kind embrace,” Luhrmann wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Presley and Austin Butler, who played the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the movie. . “His sudden, tragic loss has devastated people around the world. I know her fans everywhere join me in sharing prayers of love and support with her mother, Priscilla, and her wonderful daughters, Riley, Finlay and Harper. Lisa Marie, we will miss your warmth, your smile, your love.”

Luhrmann and Presley were together at the Golden Globes on Tuesday night, where Austin Butler took home the award for best actor in a motion picture drama for his performance in “Elvis.” They also attended a pre-Globes party on Sunday, where they celebrated what would have been Elvis’ 88th birthday.

“I’m in awe of this film and its impact and what Austin has done. I am very proud. I know my dad would be very proud, too,” Presley said at the event.

Tom Hanks, who played Colonel Tom Parker in the film, remembered Presley on Instagram Thursday night with his wife Rita Wilson.

Hanks and Wilson wrote, “Lisa Marie was so honest and direct, vulnerable, in a state of anticipation about the movie.” “He spoke so clearly about his father, what the movie meant to him, it was a celebration of his father.”

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