Nicolas Cage is heartbroken.

Even though Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley divorced in 2002, he has a warm space in his heart for the late singer. According to TMZ, the actor paid tribute to Presley in a statement issued by his manager not long after the news broke on January 12 that Presley had died at 54 after a cardiac arrest.

“This is awful news.” CNN obtained a touching note that includes the following passage: “Lisa had the finest laugh of anyone I’ve ever met.” “She was the brightest star in the sky, and her death has broken my heart.”