Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley, has been found dead aged 27.
It has been reported that the young musician, grandson of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and brother of actress Riley Keough, died by suicide on Sunday evening at his home in Calabasas, California.
Lisa-Marie’s manager confirmed the news and said in a statement: ‘She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley.
‘She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.’
Los Angeles Police confirmed they had arrived at the property at 6am on Sunday morning, and said: ‘Upon their arrival, they located the victim suffering from one gunshot wound to the upper torso.’
‘The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.’
At the time of writing, no other members of the family members have spoken out about the death.
Benjamin was Lisa-Marie’s only son, and one of two children she had from her marriage to musician Danny Keough, before their split in 1994.
His younger twin sisters, Finley and Harper Lockwood, 11, were from Lisa-Marie’s later marriage to Michael Lockwood.
The 27-year-old had developed a passion for music in his life, and was reported to have been signed up to a music deal in 2009, like his mother, father and grandfather.
However he never released any music and the claims were later said to be false.
Lisa-Marie’s 2002 song Storm and Grace was inspired by her close mother-son bond with Benjamin, with the lyrics calling him a ‘beautiful man’ with a ‘beautiful heart’ but fears he’s ‘moving too fast’.
She had often commented that her son reminded her of dad Elvis especially facially, as they bore a striking resemblance.
‘Ben does look so much like Elvis. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny,’ she once said.
‘Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at him.’
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