Elvis Grandson Benjamin Keough Dies at Age 27: Representative

Elvis Grandson Benjamin Keough Dies at Age 27: Representative
Priscilla Presley, second from left, her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, second from right, and Lisa Marie's children, Riley Keough, left, and Benjamin Keough, right, take part in a ceremony in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 8, 2010. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)
Jack Phillips

Elvis Presley’s grandson, Benjamin Keough, died over the weekend, a representative said.

A spokesperson for Lisa-Marie Presley, the singer’s daughter and the mother of Keough, told TMZ and The Associated Press that 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 representative for the family added.

Last year, Lisa-Marie posted a photo of her children, including Keough. Numerous social media users have said that he bears a striking resemblance to Elvis.

Lisa previously addressed the similarity and said, “Ben does look so much like Elvis. He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage.”

She added, “Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.”

According to reports, Keough was also a musician and struck a record deal in 2009 worth $5 million. He has one acting credit, according to his IMDB page.
The TMZ report and other reports claimed that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Southern California. Public statements from his family did not confirm the suicide report.

Lisa-Marie Presley’s song “Storm and Grace” is about her son, whose middle name is Storm.

Presley gave birth Keough and a now 31-year-old daughter with her former husband Danny Keough. She also had twins from a different marriage.

Other details about his death were not provided.

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5
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