Elvis Presley's Grandson Benjamin Keough Dies at 27 – What Happened?

In a sad turn of events, Elvis Presley’s grandson was found dead over the weekend. It’s believed that Benjamin Keough passed away from suicide on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Benjamin died from an alleged suicide at the age of 27 in Calabasas. Law enforcement said Lisa Marie Presley’s son was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Benjamin was Lisa’s son with singer, Danny Keough who divorced in 1994.

Lisa Marie Presley at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee | Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Lisa Marie Presley at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee | Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images


His sister is actress Riley Keough, 31, and his grandparents are Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Riley is famous for starring in films such as “American Honey,” “The Lodge,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Under the Silver Lake.”

Lisa Marie and Benjamin even had matching tattoos.

Benjamin also has twin sisters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, 11. The twins’ father is Lisa's ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, whom she divorced in 2016.


Roger Widynowski, Lisa's manager, gave a statement about her reaction to her son’s death stating: "She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11 year old twins and her oldest daughter Riley.” Widynowski also added:

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


In 2009, Benjamin tried to imitate his grandfather when he reportedly signed a $5 million record deal with Universal Music. He was set to record up to five albums with them, however, he didn’t release any albums.


Benjamin generally kept a low profile despite having a famous family. In 2012, Lisa featured him in a music video for her rendition of Elvis’ 1954 song, “I Love You Because.”

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The music video also featured Benjamin’s other siblings. In October 2012, Lisa told CMT how her son was the spitting image of the King of Rock ‘n Roll.


She admitted at the time: “Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at him.” The pair had a lovely bond and in 2009, they got matching tattoos for Mother’s Day.

In May 2012, Lisa revealed via Twitter what their joint tattoo was saying it was “a Celtic eternity knot” that represented “eternal love and connection.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.

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