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Lisa Marie Presley‘s only son, Benjamin Keough, died by suicide on July 12, 2020 at the age of 27. His death devastated his mother and three sisters: Riley, Harper, and Finley.
Lisa Marie wrote an essay in 2022 about her loss, saying in part:
“Obviously, no parent chooses this road, and thankfully not all parents will have to become a victim to it — and I do mean VICTIM here. I used to hate that word. Now I know why.
I’ve dealt with death, grief and loss since the age of 9 years old. I’ve had more than anyone’s fair share of it in my lifetime and somehow, I’ve made it this far.
But this one, the death of my beautiful, beautiful son? The sweetest and most incredible being that I have ever had the privilege of knowing, who made me feel so honored every single day to be his mother?…No. Just no … no no no no …“
Ben was laid to rest in the Meditation Garden at his grandfather Elvis‘ Graceland estate. Lisa Marie was buried next to her son following her own death on January 12, 2023 at the age of 54.
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Ben’s grandmother, Priscilla Presley, paid tribute to him on the three-year anniversary of his death. She shared an image of a red rose, and wrote:
“Needless to say, this has been a very solemn day for me – the anniversary of the passing of my sweet grandson Ben. Words cannot express how much you are missed.”
See Priscilla’s tribute to Ben below. Our hearts go out to her and to Ben’s three sisters.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.