On Sunday (July 12), reports surfaced that Lisa Marie Presley‘s only son, Benjamin Keough, had died.
TMZ was the first outlet to report the story. “Ben appears to have died Sunday in Calabasas from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” TMZ reported.
The news of Ben’s death was confirmed when Lisa Marie’s rep, Roger Widynowski, issued a statement to People on her behalf:
“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Roger said. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
As Roger mentioned, Lisa Marie has three daughters. Her eldest is 31-year-old actress Riley Keough. Riley and Benjamin shared the same father, musician Danny Keough.
Lisa Marie also has twin daughters, Harper and Finley, who she shares with Michael Lockwood.
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— Lisa Marie Presley (@LisaPresley) June 20, 2019
Little was known about Benjamin, who remained out of the spotlight but did made the occasional appearance with his mom, sisters, and grandmother Priscilla Presley.
Benjamin was known in the Elvis fan community for looking a lot like his famous grandfather, with Priscilla once telling US Weekly, “I see a little of Elvis in Benjamin.”
As her only son, Benjamin was beloved by Lisa Marie, who recorded the song “Storm & Grace” for him. You can listen to that song below.
Our prayers go out to Benjamin’s family and loved ones during this sad time.
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