Benjamin Keough, Grandson of Elvis, Dead at 27

Benjamin Keough — son of Lisa Marie Presley, grandson of Elvis Presley, and brother of Riley Keough — has passed away at age 27.

On Sunday, law enforcement sources told TMZ that Benjamin died from an apparent suicide at a Calabasas, California, residence.

Lisa’s manager, Roger Widynowski, later told numerous outlets, “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable, and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins [Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love] and her oldest daughter Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

On Monday, The Sun reported that Benjamin was found around 6:30 a.m. PST. It is unknown if his mom or his siblings were at the property at the time.

Police told the British publication that authorities arrived at the residence for a “rescue response” call. Benjamin “was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A family source also told The Sun that Benjamin “had been struggling” prior to his passing.

“Other family members were told early in the morning. It is shocking news, but it also isn’t a huge surprise, as he had been struggling. Everyone is heartbroken and devastated,” the insider said.

In 2009, The Daily Mail reported that Benjamin was offered a $5 million deal from Universal Music to record up to five albums. However, an exec from the label later denied the story, telling People that it was “totally untrue.”

According to TMZ, Lisa had previously spoken about Benjamin’s uncanny resemblance to his famous grandfather.

“Ben does look so much like Elvis. He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage,” Lisa was quoted as saying. “Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.”

In 2012, Lisa released the song “Storm & Grace” — from the album of the same name — about Benjamin, whose middle name is Storm.

He will be missed.


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