THE GUARDIAN – Elvis Presley’s grandson and Lisa Marie Presley’s son, Benjamin Keough, died from a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The 27-year-old was found by authorities in California on Sunday in his Calabasas mansion. Lisa Marie’s manager said, “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.”
Benjamin was the son of Lisa Marie – the only child of superstar Elvis – and musician Danny Keough. Lisa Marie previously spoke of her son’s similarity to her dad Elvis, calling their resemblance ‘uncanny’.
Lisa Marie, 51, who has three other children, said, “Ben does look so much like Elvis. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny. Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at him.”
Police said they responded to a ‘rescue response’ call at about 6.30am on Sunday, adding, “Upon their arrival, they located the victim suffering from one gunshot wound to the upper torso..
“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.”
An official could be seen outside the mansion on Sunday while police and a coroner’s vehicle were parked nearby.
A source told The Sun that Benjamin’s family was told about his death early on Sunday morning. “It is shocking news but it also isn’t a huge surprise as he had been struggling. Everyone is heartbroken and devastated,” they said.
Benjamin’s grandmother Priscilla, 75, married Elvis in 1967 but they divorced six years later. They had their only daughter Lisa Marie in 1968.