Reports suggest that the cause of death was suicide from a gunshot wound.
The son of Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, Benjamin Keough, has sadly passed away at the age of 27.
“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 Widynowski, a representative for Lisa Marie Presley, described in a statement. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
Keough is also the son of musician Danny Keough and maternal grandson of Priscilla Presley. In 2009, he signed a $5 million record deal with Universal to record five albums, however, no records were ever released.
Keough is survived by older sister Riley Keough, and 11-year-old half-sibling twins, Finley and Harper Lockwood. In June last year, Presley posted a photo of herself with her four children along with the caption: “Mama Lion with cubs.”
Mama Lion with cubs ❤️💙🖤🧡🦁😘 pic.twitter.com/UiYoceWHWN
— Lisa Marie Presley (@LisaPresley) June 20, 2019
Back in 2012, Keough and his siblings appeared in the video for Presley’s I Love You Because, in which she sang a duet with her father Elvis on his 1954 song, alongside archival footage.
Tributes have flown in for Keough and the Presley family over Twitter:
— Roy Orbison Jr (@Royorbisonjr) July 13, 2020
So saddened to hear that Benjamin Keough the grandson of @ElvisPresley and son of #LisaMariePresley has committed suicide at 27 yo and this is a message from me to everyone who’s going through a hard time ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/gyGrhxwIbi
— Iamlina (@leenwon2000) July 13, 2020
Lisa Marie Presley’s son, and Elvis’ grandson, Benjamin Keough has tragically died in an apparent suicide at age 27.
May his soul Rest In Peace.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call: 1 800 273-8255- there is someone there who can help.
— Shari Lynn (@LynnSharig8) July 13, 2020