Nicolas Cage said his ex-wife was “heartbroken” by the death of Lisa Marie Presley, who was announced to be buried at the Graceland estate inherited from her father, Elvis.
54-year-old died in hospital After cardiac arrest at his home in Calabasas, California, on Thursday.
It came less than three years after the death of his son, Benjamin Keough, who took his own life at the age of 27.
Writing for People magazine in 2022, PresleyThe only child of rock and roll legend Elvis, Elvis said his death made him feel “destroyed”.
His agent said he would be buried next to her in the Memphis mansion in the Garden of Meditation.
Elvis, like other members of his family, was buried in the garden.
The announcement came as praise continued to pour in for Presley, whose death came just two days after actor Austin Butler celebrated his success. Golden Globes.
He and his mother, Priscilla Presley, were at the gala to support Butler after her stellar return. Elvis His 2022 bio won him the award for best actor in a drama.
The tragic life of Lisa Marie Presley
‘Lisa was the person who laughed the most’
The second day of the homage was led by Presley’s third husband, Nicolas Cage.
“This is devastating news,” he said.
“Lisa had the most laughter of all the people I met. She brightened every room and broke my heart.
“I find some solace in believing that she is reunited with her son Benjamin.”
Having a solo music career, Presley and Cage were married from 2002 until their divorce in 2004.
Prior to that, he was married to musician Danny Keough, with whom he has son Benjamin and daughter Riley and pop icon Michael Jackson.
Her fourth and final marriage was with her producer, Michael Lockwood, from 2006 to 2021. The couple had twin daughters Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood.
‘I say hello to you every day’
Director Baz Luhrmann, who directed last year’s film Elvis, said at another memorial service on Friday that Presley’s death “devastated people all over the world”.
The Duchess of York described Presley as a “faithful friend” and said the singer would be “in my heart”.
Sarah Ferguson shared a photo of them hugging each other, saying, “I say hello to you every day and I love you son, and I will continue to say hello every day.”
Presley, who was four when his parents divorced and nine when his father died at the age of 42, is survived by his mother and three daughters.