Elvis Presley’s only grandson Benjamin Keough dies aged 27

Agence France-Presse
Lisa Marie Presley's manager Roger Widynowski confirms the news, saying the daughter of Elvis Presley is 'heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated'

SAD DAY. Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keoughhas died according to Presley's manager. Screenshot from Instagram/@lisampresley

NEW YORK, USA – Elvis Presley’s only grandson died Sunday, July 12 in the US, his mother Lisa Marie Presley’s manager confirmed to AFP, with local media reporting the death as an apparent suicide.

Benjamin Keough, 27, was found in Calabasas near Los Angeles from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police sources told TMZ.

Manager Roger Widynowski gave no details about the death, saying that Lisa Marie Presley – Elvis’s only child from his marriage to actor Priscilla Presley – was “heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated.” 

“She adored that boy. He was the love of her life,” Widynowski said, adding she was “trying to stay strong” for her daughters.

Keough seldom appeared in public, but the few photos of him showed his strong resemblance to his grandfather.

Lisa Marie Presley, who has 3 other children, had described Keough’s resemblance to Elvis as “just uncanny.”

TMZ reported Keough was a musician who had done some acting and had attended the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s death at the star’s former home Graceland in Memphis in 2017.

Rock’n’roll legend Elvis Presley died in 1977 aged 42. – Rappler.com

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