Priscilla Presley on Grandson's Suicide: 'The Darkest Days'

She posts her first public statement since his death
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2020 5:05 PM CDT
Priscilla Presley on Grandson's Suicide: 'Ben, You Were Loved'
In this Jan. 8, 2010, file photo, Priscilla Presley, second from left, her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, second from right, and Lisa Marie's children, Riley Keough, left, and Benjamin Keough, right, are shown.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

(Newser) – Priscilla Presley is publicly speaking for the first time about the loss of 27-year-old grandson Ben Keough to suicide. In a Wednesday Facebook post, Elvis' ex-wife describes these as "some of the darkest days of my family's life. ... Trying to put all the pieces together of all the possible whys has penetrated my soul." She goes on to frame the pain the rest of the family is in, leading off with daughter Lisa Marie, who "was a doting mother." She frames father Danny as "completely lost," and mentions his siblings' heartbreak— among them, Riley Keough, who TMZ notes was Ben's only full sibling. She penned a tribute to her brother over the weekend, writing in part, "Twin soul. Protector. Too sensitive for this harsh world." How Priscilla Presley ended her own post: "Rest In Peace Ben, you were loved." (Read more Priscilla Presley stories.)

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