Very sad news this morning as it's been revealed that the young grandson of Elvis Presley has died tragically.
Benjamin Keough, who bore a striking resemblance to his grandfather, was the youngest son of Presley's daughter Lisa Marie. According to TMZ he died yesterday of a self-inflicted shotgun wound.
Benjamin's sister is actress Riley Keough, and his father is Danny Keough, whom Lisa Marie divorced in 1994.
A rep for Lisa Marie Presley released a statement that read: "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.”
Mama Lion with cubs ❤️💙🖤🧡🦁😘 pic.twitter.com/UiYoceWHWN
— Lisa Marie Presley (@LisaPresley) June 20, 2019
Amongst those offering their condolences on social media was Nancy Sinatra, who tweeted at Presley: "I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life.
Sweet, sweet princess, what a terrible tragedy. @LisaPresley I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I'm so very sorry. 💔😢 I'm here.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 12, 2020
Other fans also tweeted messages of support for Presley, some of which you can see below.
Sincere condolences to the family of Benjamin Keough.😔 No parent should ever have to endure this kind of pain 😪💔 Rest In Peace Benjamin 🙏🏻 .@LisaPresley I send you Strength & courage!! pic.twitter.com/84BCgiP5Mr
— Blue Skies (@DreaminBluSkies) July 13, 2020
RIP! I’m heartbroken to hear Lisa Marie Presley son, Benjamin Keough, who was Elvis’s first grandchild just died at age 27. He was such a nice guy. My sincere condolences and love to @LisaPresley @Cilla_Presley pic.twitter.com/UCZUD6oMQz
— Keya Morgan (@KeyaMorgan) July 13, 2020
— Leslie Begelman (@belskie) July 13, 2020
I’m so very sorry for your devastating loss. No parent should ever outlive a child.
— Sair Latte (@SairAnnetta) July 12, 2020