By SM.13 Jul, 2020
LOS ANGELES: Elvis Presley"s only grandson died Sunday, his mother Lisa Marie Presley"s manager confirmed to AFP, with local media reporting the death as an apparent suicide. Benjamin Keough, 27, was found in Calabasas near Los Angeles from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police sources told TMZ. Manager Roger Widynowski gave no details about the death, saying that Lisa Marie Presley - Elvis"s only child from his marriage to actor Priscilla Presley - was "heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated."
"She adored that boy. He was the love of her life," Widynowski said, adding she was "trying to stay strong" for her daughters. Benjamin Keough seldom appeared in public but the few photos of him showed his strong resemblance to his grandfather.
Lisa Marie Presley, who has three other children, had described Keough"s resemblance to Elvis as "just uncanny."
TMZ reported Keough was a musician who had done some acting and had attended the 40th anniversary of Elvis"s death at the star"s former home Graceland in Memphis in 2017.
Ben has kept a low profile throughout the years, but the one thing he is well-known for is looking almost identical to his famous grandfather, The King himself.
Lisa addressed the similarity, saying ... "Ben does look so much like Elvis. He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage." She added, "Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny." She even wrote a song about Ben called "Storm and Grace." Storm"s his middle name.
He was the son of Lisa Marie Presley and brother of actress Riley Keough.
He was also a musician ... he even struck a record deal back in 2009 worth $5 million. He"s got a couple acting credits under his name, but aside from that, not much else is known about him publicly. He has few social media accounts.
One of the last times he was seen out with the family was during Elvis" 40-year death anniversary during a vigil at Graceland.
Rock"n"Roll legend Elvis Presley died in 1977 aged 42.