Russell Crowe says Lisa Marie Presley was ‘way too young’ to die at 54

Russell Crowe says Lisa Marie Presley was ‘way too young’ to die at 54 as he recalls the cheeky night he spent with the late star and her mother Priscilla

Russell Crowe has spoken out about the tragic death of Lisa Marie Presley, saying the star was ‘way too young’ to die at 54. 

Speaking to the Australian Today show on Saturday, the Oscar winner, 58, recalled how the pair met while working on Soundstage in Chicago in 2003. 

‘Being a massive Elvis [Presley] fan, I kind of got around to being in the right place to meet her,’ Russell said. 

Russell Crowe, 58, (pictured) said Lisa Marie Presley was 'way too young' to die at 54 in an interview with Australia's Today show on Saturday

Russell Crowe, 58, (pictured) said Lisa Marie Presley was ‘way too young’ to die at 54 in an interview with Australia’s Today show on Saturday 

Russell, who was married to Danielle Spencer at the time, explained the pair had a really nice chat and said she was ‘really sweet’. 

He also described how they later reconnected when Lisa Marie visited Australia with her mum Priscilla. 

‘I just got a call one night, I was sitting in my office in [the Sydney suburb] Woolloomooloo, and I got a call saying, you know, ‘Hey Russell, it’s Lisa Marie. Wanna go out for a drink?” he recalled.

Speaking to the Australian Today show on Saturday, the Oscar winner recalled how the pair met while working on Soundstage in Chicago in 2003. He also recalled a night out in Sydney with Lisa Marie and Priscilla

Speaking to the Australian Today show on Saturday, the Oscar winner recalled how the pair met while working on Soundstage in Chicago in 2003. He also recalled a night out in Sydney with Lisa Marie and Priscilla  

Russell said he immediately grabbed his then father-in-law Don Spencer and met up with Lisa-Marie and Priscilla. 

‘I actually think Don was doing very well with Priscilla, he didn’t realise, I think, how well he was doing, and somehow he got distracted,’ Russell said. 

He then made the joke: ‘I tell my kids every now and then, ‘If your [grandfather] had just kept focused, we could have been related to the Presleys.’ 

Russell said he met Lisa Marie in 2003, shortly after his award-winning film Gladiator came out and made him a huge Hollywood star. He is pictured in Gladiator (2000)

Russell said he met Lisa Marie in 2003, shortly after his award-winning film Gladiator came out and made him a huge Hollywood star. He is pictured in Gladiator (2000) 

Lisa Marie died from a second cardiac arrest she suffered while in hospital. She passed away after the family signed a 'do not resuscitate' order on Thursday. She is pictured days before her death at the Golden Globe Awards last week

Lisa Marie died from a second cardiac arrest she suffered while in hospital. She passed away after the family signed a ‘do not resuscitate’ order on Thursday. She is pictured days before her death at the Golden Globe Awards last week

Lisa Marie died from a second cardiac arrest she suffered while in hospital. She passed away after the family signed a ‘do not resuscitate’ order on Thursday.

The 54-year-old only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning after she was found by her housekeeper collapsed inside her Calabasas home.

EMTs arriving at her home managed to revive her and she regained a pulse, but she was brain dead on arrival at hospital, TMZ reported on Friday.

The family rushed to her bedside, where she was in an induced coma and on life support. On learning she was already brain dead they signed the ‘do not resuscitate’ order before her second cardiac arrest.

Her mother Priscilla, 77, was by her bedside when she died.

‘It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,’ Priscilla said in a statement Thursday evening.

'It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that Pbeautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,' Priscilla said in a statement Thursday evening. Here: Lisa-Marie and Priscilla

‘It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,’ Priscilla said in a statement Thursday evening. Pictured: Lisa-Marie and Priscilla in June 2022

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