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On July 12th, Benjamin Keough—son of Lisa Marie Pressley and her ex-husband Danny Keough—died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Lisa’s home in Calabasas, California. The 27-year-old’s tragic death was first reported by TMZ on Sunday, citing confirmation by a rep for the L.A. County Medical Examiner.
Roger Widynowski, manager for Lisa Marie’s Manager, confirmed Benjamin’s death in a statement to Associated Press:
“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Widynowski said. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.” – R. W
The family has not released any statements since Widynowski’s confirmation of Benjamins Death. Since learning the news, fans, friends, and other celebs have taken to social media to express their shared grief and offer support to Lisa Marie and her family.
Known for his striking resemblance to his grandfather, Elvis Presley, Benjamin was Lisa Marie’s only son. His older sister, Riley, has pursued a successful career in acting. Benjamin, however, has mostly stayed out of the spotlight over the years. In 2009, it was announced that Benjamin signed a 5-million-dollar record deal with Universal, but no albums were released. In a social media post from 2015, Benjamin shared that he’d purchased Elvis’s peacock jumpsuit from a collector and that having it made him feel closer to his grandfather.
Brandon Howard, son of acclaimed R&B singer Miki Howard and life-long friend of Benjamin Keough, opened up to People Magazine about his friendship with Benjamin. In the interview, Howard discussed the pressure of trying to “live up” to a famous family name and how that pressure contributed to Benjamin’s ongoing struggles with depression.
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