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July 23, 2020

Priscilla Presley Breaks Silence on Grandson Benjamin Keough's Death – Inside Her Emotional Statement

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Tributes are still pouring in for Benjamin Keough, the grandson of rock n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. This week, a notable family member of the deceased released a statement on the tragic incident. 

In a Facebook post from yesterday, Priscilla Presley, an actress and the grandmother of the deceased, sent her condolences to her family members. 

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Presley is an actress who married the late Elvis in 1967. Together, the couple gave birth to Lisa Marie Presley — the mother of the deceased Keough. However, the couple got a divorce in 1973.

A close friend recently confirmed that Keough had struggled with his family name.

In her post, Presley called Keough’s death a devastating incident. She added that it was one of the saddest moments for her family and that everyone was still devastated. 

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Presley has been notably silent so far, especially as other family members have been putting out tributes to Keough. In her statement, she added:

“Each day I wake up I pray it will get better. Then, I think of my daughter and the pain she is going through as she was a doting mother.”

Presley also sent love to Keough’s father, Danny Keough. She explained that he had been devastated as he lost his only son. 

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As for the other family members, she sent her love and warmest regards too. The actress ended the post by saying her final goodbye to the deceased.

Keough’s death came as a bit of a shock to many. The 27-year-old was found, earlier this month, at his California home with an apparent gunshot wound. 

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In the days since his death, tributes have poured from family members and friends. Last week, a close friend speaking about him, said

“He is a wonderful, magical person. It’s just one of the reasons why this is so shocking..."

Keough’s girlfriend, Diana Pinto, also penned a sweet tribute to him. She called him the most beautiful boy she had ever seen and her best friend, in an Instagram post.

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Although investigations have gone on over suspicions of murder, nothing surfaced. So far, the best explanation for death has been suicide. However, a close friend recently confirmed that Keough had struggled with his family name. 

Per reports, the friend explained that Keough had struggled with depression for a while. The pressure to live up to the “Presley” name only made things worse.

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