UPDATE JULY 22: Priscilla Presley has posted a tribute to her grandson, Benjamin Keough, on her Facebook wall.
The note is the first since Keough’s suicide last week at age 27. Presley is 75 and was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973.
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“These are some of the darkest days of my family’s life,’ the statement began. ‘The shock of losing Ben has been devastating. Trying to put all the pieces together of all the possible whys has penetrated my soul.
“Each day I wake up I pray it will get better. Then, I think of my daughter and the pain she is going through as she was a doting mother. Ben’s father, Danny, who is completely lost, as Ben was his only son.
“Riley, so loving and so close to him; Harper and Finley, who absolutely adored Ben. Navarone, who struggles deeply with loss and death. Rest In Peace Ben, you were loved,” the statement concluded.
The Priscilla Presley statement also references daughter Lisa Marie Presley, 52, Benjamin’s father Danny Keough, 55, and his siblings, Riley Keough, 31, and twins Finley and Harper, 11. Also mentioned is Benjamin’s uncle Navarone Garibaldi, 33, Priscilla’s son wit Marco Garibaldi.
UPDATE: Riley Keough, sister of Benjamin Keough, has posted a tribute to her brother on Instagram.
The actress wrote on Saturday and also posted several photos of the two of them.
“Mornings are the hardest. I forget you’re gone. I can’t cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that’s new to me. You. There are no words for you.’
EARLIER: Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley’s and the grandson of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died Sunday in Calabasas, CA. He was 27.
According to TMZ, Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Lisa Marie Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement given to media: “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.”
Keough’s sister is actress Riley Keough and his father is musician Danny Keough, who Lisa Marie Presley divorced in 1994. He also has two twin sisters Finley and Harper Lockwood whose father is Presley’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
In a tweet from 2019, Lisa Marie Presley tweeted a photo of her family which included Keough. Many commented on his resemblance to his legendary grandfather.
Mama Lion with cubs ❤️💙🖤🧡🦁😘 pic.twitter.com/UiYoceWHWN
— Lisa Marie Presley (@LisaPresley) June 20, 2019
Nancy Sinatra, who starred alongside Elvis Presley in the 1968 film Speedway, took to Twitter to send her condolences to Lisa Marie Presley, saying, “I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I’m so very sorry.”
Sweet, sweet princess, what a terrible tragedy. @LisaPresley I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I'm so very sorry. 💔😢 I'm here.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 12, 2020
Keough, along with all his siblings were included in footage in Lisa Marie Presley’s 2012 music video for the “duet” with Elvis for his song 1954 song “I Love You Because”.
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