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July 28, 2020

The Sun: Lisa Marie Presley Bids Her Son Goodbye — inside Benjamin Keough's Emotional Funeral

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Lisa Maria Presley got to say her last goodbyes to her son, Benjamin Keough, during a private funeral held in his honor.

Following the heartbreaking and unexpected passing of her 27-year-old son, Benjamin Keough, Lisa Marie Presley has said her final goodbyes. The Sun was exclusively told by a source that “It was an emotional day for everyone" as "the whole family has been left devastated.”

Singer Lisa Maria Presley arrived to sign copies of her new album on Capital Records "What Now" on April 5, 2005 at the Best Buy in Costa Mesa, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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The source added that Benjamin’s sister, Riley Keough, found it extremely “difficult to cope at the moment; they were very close.” The event was also just as hard on Lisa, who had a tough time locating a venue that was suitable due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Benjamin, who was the only grandson of Elvis Presley, struggled with depression. His condition became even worse during the pandemic that forced people to be isolated from the rest of the world.

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The insider, who didn't reveal the location of the funeral, gave some intimate details about how Lisa and the family decided to celebrate Benjamin's legacy, saying:

"Ben was placed in an open casket in a designer suit, which shocked some of the guests considering how he died, but his grandfather was also on display at Graceland."

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The outlet further reported that while Lisa’s 11-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley, were seen at the service, their father, Michael Lockwood, was nowhere to be found. His absence from the funeral, however, didn’t stop Michael from stating his concerns about Lisa’s parenting skills after the loss of her son.

According to People Magazine, Michael has asked the court, where he filed papers ahead of his and Lisa’s custody and divorce trial, to relieve Lisa of her role as primary custody of their children.

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The guitarist and producer claimed that he had “new and significant concern” over his ex-wife returning to her drug addiction. Michael’s claims came a few days after The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner informed ET Online that Benjamin’s death was ruled a suicide from a gunshot wound.

Lisa’s representative subsequently told the news site that the singer-songwriter was “completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated,” over Benjamin’s passing.

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Since the 27-year-old’s death, several people have opened up about their grief. Closer Weekly pointed out that his grandmother, Priscilla Presley, took to her Facebook page to state:

“The shock of losing Ben has been devastating. Trying to put all the pieces together of all the possible whys has penetrated my soul.”

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People Magazine added that Benjamin’s girlfriend, Diana Pinto, also shared a tribute to him with a series of pictures that she posted on Instagram.

Amid the outpour of love, a source told People Magazine that Benjamin, who was the only grandson of Elvis Presley, struggled with depression. His condition became even worse during the pandemic that forced people to be isolated from the rest of the world. 

Our hearts go out to his family during this trying time. May his soul rest in peace.

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