Benjamin Keough, the grandson of Elvis Presley and son of Lisa Marie Presley, has died at age 27, according to a representative of his mother.
What We Know:
- Keough died in Calabasas, California on Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Keough was found around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday in the 24800 block of Alexandra Court with a gunshot wound to his chest, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
- Keough is the son of Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough. His sister is actress Riley Keough.
- In a statement, representative Roger Widynowski said “[Lisa Marie Presley] is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
Mama Lion with cubs ❤️💙🖤🧡🦁😘 pic.twitter.com/UiYoceWHWN
— Lisa Marie Presley (@LisaPresley) June 20, 2019
- Celebrities, including singer Nancy Sinatra, have offered their condolences after learning of Keough’s death.
Sweet, sweet princess, what a terrible tragedy. @LisaPresley I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I’m so very sorry. 💔😢 I’m here.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 12, 2020
- Keough had kept a low profile throughout the years but was known for his resemblance to Elvis Presley. “Ben does look so much like Elvis. He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage,” Lisa Marie once said in 2012. “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.”
- Keough was a musician. Back in 2009, he struck a record deal worth $5 million. He also had a couple of acting credits under his name, but aside from that, not much else is known about him publicly. He had limited social media accounts.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Benjamin Keough. If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.