Law enforcement sources have revealed that Ben appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday in Calabasas.
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Elvis Presley's grandson Benjamin Keough has died at 27. Keough's mother Lisa Marie Presley is "beyond devastated" over the death of her son, the star's rep, Roger Widynowski, tells PEOPLE. She shared Benjamin Keough with ex-husband Danny Keough. "She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley," Widynowski says. "She adored that boy. He was the love of her life." Presley is also mom to actress daughter Riley Keough, 31, and 11-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley, whom she shares with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
Lisa Marie Presley's son, Benjamin Keough, has died at 27. He was the son of Danny Keough, grandson of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and brother of Riley Keough.— Mauricio Martínez (@martinezmau) July 13, 2020
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According to TMZ, Law enforcement sources have revealed that Ben appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday in Calabasas. Lisa Marie's most recent social media post was a very cheerful picture of her with her children, including Benjamin. She captioned the post: Mama Lion with cubs. Benjamin, along with his siblings, was featured in a music video for his mother’s rendition of Elvis’ 1954 hit “I Love You Because”, back in 2012. Lisa Marie told CMT that all of her children had “a little bit” of her late father in them, but that Benjamin truly was the spitting image of Elvis. “He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage!” she said in October 2012.
More sad news. Lisa Marie Presley's son, Benjamin Keough, has died from an apparent self inflicted gun shot. He was 27. RIP pic.twitter.com/qGGjUWPeDs— Maureen Umeh (@MaureenUmehFox5) July 13, 2020
“Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny. Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at him.” Lisa Marie has always been open about how strong a bond they share. They even got matching tattoos for Mother’s Day in 2009. She revealed via Twitter in 2012, that the duo got matching tattoos of a Celtic knot as it represents “eternal love and connection.” Marjorie Brown shared on Facebook: So sad. The death of anyone child is devastating but to lose your child to suicide is beyond devastating. I pray that God will give Lisa Marie, her children and her family comfort and strength. Rest in Peace Benjamin Keough.
Susan Burch shared: So sad and Prayers for her family and for her son that took his life. Kiddos are under so much pressure now and it is hard for them to share talking to someone Please God see the saddness in the family and keep them so very close. Lisa know that all of us are praying for you an know that you are not alone.. God bless. Whitney Croft added: So, so sad! Prayers for the family! This has to be so difficult with August just around the corner 😢Suicide hits home for my family as well, and I pray Lisa Marie and her family can find some strength and comfort through all of this. I also pray that Lisa Marie has some sort of comfort knowing Ben is finally getting to meet his beloved grandfather and what a bittersweet meeting that is going to be ❤️ Lisa, know that both your son and your daddy will always be watching over you.