Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough pays tribute to brother Benjamin after suicide

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Actress Riley Keough has paid an emotional tribute to her brother Benjamin a week after the 27-year-old took his own life.

Riley told her Instagram followers of the “true heartbreak” she feels at losing her “baby brother”.

The siblings are the grandchildren of Elvis Presley and the offspring of his daughter Lisa Marie.

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Posting a photo of her and Benjamin on Instagram, Riley, 31, wrote: “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.

Riley Keough attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Riley Keough attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

“You. There are no words for you. Angel is the closest I could think of. Pure light. Baby brother. Best friend. Wild man. Intellectual. Witness to my life. Twin soul. Protector. Too sensitive for this harsh world.

“I hope you give me strength to endure the giant hole you’ve left in my heart. I hope you give me the strength to eat. I hope you’re cradled in love. I hope you feel my love. I hope you feel god.

“You are god. I can’t believe you’ve left me. Not you sweet Ben Ben. Anyone but you. I guess this is true heartbreak. I hope we meet again.”

Ben Keough and Lisa Marie Presley attend the World Premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Ben Keough and Lisa Marie Presley attend the World Premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

Mother Lisa Marie, who had Riley and Benjamin with her first husband Danny Keough, is said to be “heartbroken”.

Her representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement last week: “She [Lisa Marie] is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley.

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“She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Riley has had roles in films such as The Runaways, Mad Max: Fury Road and American Honey.