Elvis Presley’s grandson dead at 27

Elvis Presley’s grandson dead at 27

Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson Benjamin Keough has died at the age of 27.

Reports have said Benjamin took his own life on Sunday. 

In a statement to TMZ, Lisa's manager, Roger Widynowsk, said, "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."

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Benjamin followed in his famous family’s footsteps and was also a musician. He also acted in a short film called Rod and Barry.

While he kept out of the limelight, no one could ignore the striking resemblance he beared to his world renowned grandfather. 

“He does [look so much like Elvis]!” Lisa Marie told CMT in 2012. 

“He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage. Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.”

Elvis’s daughter admitted she gets “overwhelmed” at times by how much they look alike. 

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As for whether Ben inherited his father’s musical skills, she has been cagey on behalf of her son.

“He’s doing his own thing right now,” she told Huffington Post in 2013. 

“I’m going to let him decide when he wants to go out and do what he wants to do.”

Lisa has had her own battles in life beyond losing her father and her son, and recently opened up about her addiction to opioids and painkillers. 

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In a foreword she wrote for the book The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain by Harry Nelson, she said, “As I write this, I think of my four children, who gave me the purpose to heal,” and that made her think of “the countless parents who have lost children to opioids and other drugs.”

She ended the preface by saying that she is “grateful to be alive today” and especially grateful “to have four beautiful children who have given me a sense of purpose that has carried me through dark times.”

Benjamin has three sisters, Riley Keough, 31, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood, 11.