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Lisa Marie Presley Once Revealed How She Felt about Her Son Benjamin's Resemblance to Elvis Presley

Jaimie-lee Prince
Jul 14, 2020
02:30 P.M.
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Benjamin Keough was the closest thing to the late Elvis Presley that many fans felt they still had. Lisa Marie Presley once spoke of the two's striking resemblance in an interview.

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On July 12, Lisa Marie Presley lost her only son, Benjamin Keough. He was only 27 years old. The world mourned with her not only because of the loss, but because they no longer had that part of the legend, Elvis Presley.

Lisa Marie is the daughter of Elvis' former wife, Priscilla Presley. Lisa shares her son, Benjamin, with her first husband, Danny Keough. Years ago, she spoke of how overwhelmed she gets by her son's resemblance to his grandfather.

Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough leaving Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California on January 24, 1991 | Photo: Getty Images

Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough leaving Club Lingerie in Hollywood, California on January 24, 1991 | Photo: Getty Images

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BENJAMIN'S UNCANNY RESEMBLANCE TO GRANDFATHER

Benjamin possesses a very similar facial structure and the same enchanting blue eyes that his grandfather was known for. While he mostly stayed out of the spotlight, fans who saw him were always struck by his looks.

During an interview with CMT, Lisa Marie recalled an instance in which she visited the Grande Ole Opry with her son. "Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there," she said.

She added: "Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny. Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at him." The singer and songwriter has three other kids.

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LISA MARIE'S PAST HUSBANDS AND SON'S ACCOLADES

Her first daughter, Riley Keough, is 31 years old. She shares 12-year-old twin girls Harper and Finley, with ex-husband Michael Lockwood, whom she was married to from 2006 to 2016.

Lisa Marie was married to Danny from 1988 to 1994, then to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996. She was also married to Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004.

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Benjamin was born in Tampa, Florida, on October 21, 1981. While his sister Riley followed in her mom's footsteps, Benjamin only appeared in two films: 2005's "Elvis by the Presleys," and "Rod & Barry."

HER REACTION TO THE DEATH OF HER SON

If not for Benjamin's slightly off-black hair color, there would be little to differentiate him from his grandfather. Upon his death, Lisa Marie was described as "heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated."

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Benjamin and his mom reportedly had a close bond. Lisa Marie's manager Roger Widynowski described Benjamin as "the love of her life" The mother-son duo once worked together in 2012 to create a new version of Elvis' 1954 song, "I Love You Because."

RILEY HONORS HER FATHER, DANNY KEOUGH

Weeks before the devastating news, Riley took to Instagram to share throwback photos with her and Benjamin's father, Danny, on Father's Day. She paid tribute to all those going through difficulties with their dads.

Two of the photos featured Riley as a young girl with her musician father. Keough has credited her father with being humble, and praised him for his eccentricity and fun nature. She has not spoken yet on her brother's untimely death.

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