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Martin Fontaine has only met Lisa Marie Presley twice, but he was also in shock when he learned of the King's daughter's tragic death.
“It's another tragedy that shakes the family,” said the man who became famous by personifying the King on stage for almost three decades.
Martin Fontaine believes Lisa Marie never got over the death of her son, Benjamin Keough, who took his own life at the age of 27, in July 2020.
“We saw her at the Golden Globes (Tuesday night). She looked sad, upset, unhappy. I think she died of grief.”
The only meetings between Martin Fontaine and Lisa Marie Presley took place in Las Vegas, in 2015, as part of a series of performances of the show Elvis Experience at the Westgate Resort & Casino.
The premiere was not great. It was at the party after the show and Lisa Marie was standing far away, seated, in the background. “You feel that it's a person who was withdrawn.”
Martin Fontaine has better memories of the second, which occurred by chance in a restaurant, a few days later. She had appeared to him much less suspicious and more warm.
“She recognized me, told me that I was practically part of the family and that she had liked the show. I was happy that she was enjoying the show.”