Elvis Presley’s look-alike grandson Benjamin Keough has died at the age of 27 of an apparent suicide, TMZ reports. The 27-year-old was reportedly found on Sunday in Calabasas, California and died from a self-inflicted gun wound. Benjamin’s mother is Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley, while his father is singer-songwriter Danny Keough.
Lisa’s manager Roger Widynowski confirmed the death in a statement, telling TMZ: “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.”
Many fans took to social media to share their condolences, with @cleopatrakitty2 writing: “Omg, what an awful shame. God bless him and Lisa. She has had such heartbreak. This is going to break her heart more than anything. My god. I’m so sad.”
While @gloingod2 wrote, “My heart goes out to her and her family. What a tragedy,” and Twitter user @FanGirl1989 added: “He looks just like his grandfather in this picture.”
The low-key Benjamin shared a strong resemblance to his late grandfather, with his mother Lisa telling CMT in 2012: “Ben does look so much like Elvis. 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.”
If you’re depressed or need someone to talk to, there are many 27/4 support lines available, including Lifeline on 13 11 14, the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, MensLineAustralia on 1300 789 978 and Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.
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