Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27 in Calabasas, L.A. coroner confirms
Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of rock legend Elvis Presley, has died. He was 27.
Presley’s representative, Roger Widynowski, said in a statement Sunday to the Associated Press that she was “heartbroken” after learning about the death of her son.
TMZ reports that Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday morning in Calabasas. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office confirmed that Keough was the man found by deputies in the 24800 block of Alexandra Court but did not say how he died.
“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley [Keough],” Widynowski said in the statement. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
Presley had Keough and Riley, now 31, with former husband Danny Keough. She had the twins from another marriage.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department initially reported that Keough’s body was found in the street and characterized the death as a possible homicide.
Nancy Sinatra tweeted her condolences to Presley. “I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you,” she wrote, “never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I’m so very sorry.”
The Associated Press and CNSNews contributed to this report.
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