Lisa Marie Presley Remembered by Austin Butler, Octavia Spencer and More: ‘We’ve Lost Another Bright Star’

 “She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known,” wrote her mother Priscilla

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Lisa Marie Presley at 14th Annual Americana Music Festival Conference in 2013 (Credit: Getty Images)

The music industry and Hollywood mourned Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, hours after she died following a heart attack on Thursday. 

Lisa’s mother Priscilla confirmed her daughter’s death in a statement to People.

“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,” Priscilla wrote. “Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.”

Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio that distributed “Elvis” also released a statement on Presley’s death.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lisa Marie Presley and send our condolences and sympathy to her children, family and people around the world who loved her,” the Warner Bros. statement said. “She was an invaluable partner and truly lovely person whom we will remember as a devoted mother, beloved daughter, and loving friend.”

“Elvis” director Baz Luhrmann posted a statement to Instagram.

“Over the last year, the entire Elvis movie family and I have felt the privilege of Lisa Marie’s kind embrace,” he wrote. “Her sudden, shocking loss has devastated people all 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, Finley and Harper. Lisa Marie, we will miss your warmth, your smile, your love.”

Austin Butler, who played Elvis in the film of the same name, acknowledged Lisa Marie’s three surviving children — 33-year-old actress Riley Keough and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood — as well as Priscilla. “My heart is completely shattered for Riley, Finley, Harper and Priscilla at the tragic and unexpected loss of Lisa Marie,” Butler said in a statement. “I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her warmth, her love and her authenticity will always be remembered.”

“Oh, this one hurts my heart. Lisa Marie, you were one of a kind. Funny as shit, smart as a whip, sensitive, talented, witty, mean, loving, generous, judgmental but always right, loyal, and you adored your children,” singer P!nk wrote on Instagram. “My heart breaks for you and your beautiful family and your children. The world lost a rare gem today. May your soul rest in peace, friend. ?”

“So sad that we’ve lost another bright star in Lisa Marie Presley,” wrote actress Octavia Spencer. “My condolences to her loved ones and multitude of fans.”

“There is heartbreak and then there is sorrow. This would be sorrow and on more levels than I can count,” wrote Billy Corgan, frontman of “Smashing Pumpkins,” Please send your prayers out for her family and children at this difficult time. I truly cannot find the words to express how sad this truly is. RIP.”

“I hope she is at peace in her dad’s arms,” wrote singer LeAnn Rimes. “My heart goes out to her family. Too much grief in just a couple of years.”

“Oh no. This is such horrible news,” songwriter Diane Warren wrote. “The entire world is sending love and prayers to Priscilla and Lisa Marie’s children right now. May it give you stregnth.

“So sad about Lisa Marie Presley. Oddly I was just at Graceland yesterday and took this picture,” wrote American-Canadian actress Jennifer Tilly. “The guide was telling us that sometimes she would have dinners in the dining room, and once she had a party for her friends in the plane named after her. Rip sweet soul.” 

American singer and musician Bret Michaels expressed his condolences as well.

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