News of Benjamin’s death was first reported by TMZ and was later covered by The Washington Times and PopCulture.com. TMZ reports “Ben appears to have died Sunday in Calabasas from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Lisa Marie’s rep, Roger Widynowski, issued a statement through People to confirm that Benjamin had passed away:
“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Roger said. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
Benjamin was the second eldest of Lisa Marie’s four children. He and his elder sister, 31-year-old actress Riley Keough, were born to Lisa Marie and musician Danny Keough. Lisa Marie also shares 11-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley with Michael Lockwood.
Not much was known about Benjamin, who usually kept out of the spotlight. He occasionally attended events with his sisters and mother, and was sometimes seen in photos Lisa Marie would share on social media.
People often spoke about how much Benjamin resembled Elvis, since they had such similar features.
Our hearts break for Benjamin’s parents, sisters, grandmother, and all who loved him dearly. They’ll be in our prayers during this sad time.
Years ago, Lisa Marie recorded a song about her only son titled “Storm & Grace.” Remember Benjamin by listening to Lisa Marie sing that song below.
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