Lisa Marie Presley mourns the death of her son Benjamin Keough. The American died at the age of 27. He was the grandson of Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley’s grandson, Benjamin Keough, died at the age of 27. This was confirmed by a spokesman for his mother, US singer Lisa Marie Presley.
“She is completely heartbroken, desperate, and deeply shaken, but she is trying to stay strong for her eleven-year-old twins and her eldest daughter Riley,” said the spokesman, according to the People magazine. “She loved this boy. He was the love of her life.” No official information is available on the circumstances of death.
Benjamin Keough rarely appeared in public. Lisa Marie Presley described the resemblance to his grandfather as “absolutely amazing”. According to media reports, he is said to have signed a record deal in 2009 – but this has never been confirmed.
Benjamin Keough came from the first marriage of the 52-year-old singer with the musician Danny Keough. With him Presley also has a daughter – the actress Riley Keough, 31. With the guitarist Michael Lockdown, Presley has two younger daughters.
Presley and Lockdown announced the split in June 2016 after ten years of marriage. The musician was also previously married to pop star Michael Jackson, who died in 2009, and actor Nicolas Cage.