The world was recently shocked by the tragic news of the passing of Benjamin Keough, a young man who was not only known for his striking resemblance to his grandfather, the legendary Elvis Presley, but also for his own personal journey and relationship with his iconic family.
Who Was Benjamin Keough?
Benjamin Keough was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1992, to Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough. Being the grandson of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, came with its own set of pressures and expectancies. However, Keough largely stayed out of the limelight, choosing a greater private lifestyles as compared to the very public one that his own family led.
What Was the Cause of His Untimely Death?
On a fateful Sunday in Calabasas, California, Benjamin Keough passed away at the age of 27. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office later confirmed that the cause of his death was a shotgun wound, and the tragic manner was ruled a suicide.
How Has His Family Reacted to the Tragedy?
The weight of this tragedy was evident in the response from the Presley family. A representative for Lisa Marie Presley revealed her profound grief, saying, “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.” The bond between mother and son was evident, and this devastating event has undoubtedly left a significant void in her life.
What Was Benjamin’s Relationship with His Family?
Benjamin had a special bond with his family. In 2013, Lisa Marie Presley shared with the Huffington Post about her son’s aspirations and choices, stating, “He’s doing his own thing right now,” and added, “I’m going to let him decide when he wants to