The son of singer Lisa Marie Presley has died, and she is said to be inconsolable. Benjamin Keough, the only grandson of the late Elvis Presley, committed suicide on Sunday in his Calabasas, California home.
Keough, who was also known by the name Ben Presley, was only 27 years old. Authorities have confirmed to TMZ the cause of death — Keough passed away after a self-inflicted gunshot.
It is not known who called the police to report the death of the singer. Roger Widynowski, Lisa Marie’s representative, issued the following statement explaining that the loss of her only son is a devastating blow to her.
Widynowski stated: “She is entirely heartbroken, inconsolable, and beyond devastated. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
Fans of Elvis were particularly attached to Keough because the pair looked alike. The grandson of Priscilla Presley worked diligently for many years to be anonymous, but at some point, music came knocking at his door, and he answered the call.
He eventually followed the rock legend’s footsteps and signed a $5 million deal with Universal Records to release five albums.
Keough spoke to London’s Telegraph and revealed that his music would be nothing like his grandfather’s rockabilly style.
He confessed: “The music will be nothing like Elvis, nothing like him at all.” Keough did not release any music.
Keough was the son of Lisa Marie and her first husband, musician Danny Keough.
He leaves behind three sisters — including Riley Keough, 31, an actress who starred in the drama series, The Girlfriend Experience and twins Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and his father, Danny.
Lisa Marie shared the last picture to Instagram of herself with all four children in 2019 with this sweet caption: “Mama Lion with cubs”
Lisa Marie was previously married to Michael Lockwood, Michael Jackson, and Nicolas Cage. Many fans have shared their thoughts and prayers with the grieving mother.
A supporter reached out and said: “Lisa, I am genuinely sorry for your loss of your son🥺❤. I’ll send you my prayers and love for you and your family.”
A social media user wrote this message to the family: “No mother should ever have to lose her child but especially not like that. I am so very sorry for their loss and for the pain that will never end. 🙏🏻”
Lisa Marie got this message of love: “It’s such tragic death that hits you hard my heart and prayers go out to their family Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏”
For anyone going through emotional distress or suicidal crisis, it is advised to call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Additional information about mental health care resources and support can be obtained at The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine – Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. ET, at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or email email@example.com.