It’s a sad day for the Presley family. Benjamin Keough was found dead in his Calabasas mansion.
The 27-year-old is the son of Lisa Marie and musician Danny Keough, and also the grandson of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley.
Law enforcement sources revealed that Benjamin died from apparent suicide. Self-inflicted gunshot wounds were found on his body. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department received a “rescue response” call on Sunday morning at 6:30am. “Upon their arrival, they located the victim suffering from one gunshot wound to the upper torso,” the department said. “The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Lisa Marie Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski released a statement:
“She 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.”
In addition to Benjamin, Lisa and her first husband Danny also had Riley, before divorcing on 6th May 1994. In 2006, Lisa married her fourth husband Michael Lockwood. She gave birth to their twins – Finley and Harper – two years later. The couple split in 2016.
Benjamin reportedly signed a US$5 million record deal in 2009 with Universal Music. Not much is known about him since he kept a low public profile other than the fact that he bared a striking resemblance to Elvis.
Our deepest condolences to the Presley family during this difficult time.