Benjamin Keough Laid to Rest Next to His Grandfather Elvis Presley Nearly 3 Months after His Death

Olowokandi Fiyin
Oct 05, 2020
09:32 A.M.
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Late Benjamin Keough was laid to rest next to his grandfather Elvis Presley three months after his tragic demise. Benjamin passed away at 27.


Family and friends have said their final goodbyes to Benjamin Keough, who was laid to rest next to his grandfather, Elvis Presley, over the weekend.

As seen in a post from the official Facebook page of Presley’s Graceland Estate, Benjamin was buried in the Meditation Garden in Graceland, where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll rests.

Elvis Presley, posed for a portrait in front of a brick wall in the mid 1960s. | Photo: Getty Images


Other family members such as Keough’s great-great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley, great-grandfather, Vernon Presley, and great-grandmother, Gladys Presley, were also buried in the Memphis, Tennesse property. 


Benjamin was the only grandson of the iconic singer. His mother, Lisa Marie Presley, welcomed him during her marriage to singer Danny Keough and he was the only son.

Benjamin, a budding musician, took his life on July 12 after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27. His tragic demise has left his family, especially his sister Riley Keough, in despair.


Last month, the “Logan Lucky” actress solemnly marked her brother’s 2-month death anniversary with a post on Instagram. The actress shared a throwback photo of them making funny faces at the camera while she held him close, and wrote in the caption:

“Two months without you. I would give anything for 1 more minute with you, little brother.”


A month after his demise, Riley shared lovely photos of them enjoying a sunny day on her Instagram story and revealed that she had gotten a tattoo on her collarbone to honor her brother’s legacy. 

In a heartwarming tribute she paid to him days after his death, the 31-year-old described Benjamin as her best friend and the purest heart, admitting he couldn’t cope with the harshness of the world. She expressed her pain, writing

“I hope you give me the strength to endure the giant hole you’ve left in my heart. I hope you give me the strength to eat. I hope you’re cradled in love. I hope you feel my love.”

Benjamin’s mom, Lisa, has also been devastated by her son’s tragic loss. A representative for the singer disclosed that the 52-year-old was “heartbroken and inconsolable.”

However, she is taking things one day at a time, hoping to be strong for Riley and her 11-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley.