Elvis' Only Grandson Dead at 27

Benjamin Keough allegedly took his own life
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2020 12:43 AM CDT
Elvis Presley's Grandson Dead at 27
Priscilla Presley, right, speaks during a ceremony commemorating Elvis Presley's 75th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 in Memphis, Tenn. Listening are her daughter, Lisa Marie, second from left, and Lisa Marie's children Riley Keough, 21, left, and Benjamin Keough, 18, third from left.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – Lisa Marie Presley's son, the grandson of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, is dead at 27. Presley's rep confirmed the death of Benjamin Keough to the AP on Sunday. TMZ says Keough, who kept a low profile but looked quite a bit like his famous grandfather, apparently took his own life. According to the gossip site, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in Calabasas, Calif. “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Lisa Marie Presley's statement reads. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.” Keough's 31-year-old sister, Riley, is a model and actress. (Read more Lisa Marie Presley stories.)

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