The Sun: Lisa Marie Presley Bids Her Son Goodbye — inside Benjamin Keough's Emotional Funeral
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.”
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.
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."
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.
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 Marie Presley's Ex Michael Lockwood Claims She May 'Relapse' Following Son Benjamin's Death https://t.co/o6wo3yMity— People (@people) July 26, 2020
“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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To the most beautiful boy I have ever seen. You make everyone around you light up the second you step into the room. You touch every single soul around you. You love your Sunday morning toons and chocolate milk. I promise to always honor you on Fancy Fridays. Your laugh is heard all over the world now. You made me the luckiest girl in the world, to have you, to hold you, to love you and to be loved by you are the only things that have ever mattered. You are my whole world and my whole life, you live with me now every day in my heart, in my soul and in my mind. My travel partner. My best friend. I will cherish all the memories we’ve made together and keep them close to my heart. I feel your silliness within me still making me laugh. Every second of every day I think of you, now I know the true meaning of grief. Please give me strength to keep going because I don’t know how I’m supposed to do this life without you. You will always be the love of my life, my everything. Big pies little pies, te amo mas que el sol y la luna mi amorsito. Love forever, Honu.
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.