Elvis fans all shook up by rare snap of lookalike grandson

(L) Elvis Presley in Friedberg, Germany, where he spent 18 months between 1958 and 1960. (R) Riley and Benjamin Keough. (AP/Twitter)

Elvis Presley may have been dead for over 40 years, but his legacy and looks live on in his grandson Benjamin.

Fans of rock and roll star - who passed away in 1977 - were taken aback when daughter Lisa Marie Presley shared a rare photo of herself with her four children - Riley Keough, 30, Benjamin Keough, 26 and twin daughters Harper and Finley Lockwood, 10 - on Twitter accompanied by the caption "Mama Lion with cubs".

They're a charming brood, but the suspicious minds of Elvis fans think Benjamin looks like The King reincarnated. With his dark hair, perfectly straight nose, and smoky, brooding eyes, he could easily pass as Elvis impersonator.

"Your son is the image of your dad, lovely family photo," replied one of Lisa Marie's followers on Twitter.

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Elvis Presley plays guitar during a concert in Fort Worth, Texas, early in his career. (Photo by File Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS/Sipa USA) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
January 16, 1971; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley is reflected in the roof of his automobile as he looks into the camera after attending a luncheon January 16, 1971 at what was then the Holiday Inn Rivermont. The luncheon was part of the festivites surrounding his being named one of the Jaycees of America's Ten Outstanding Young Men in America. Mandatory Credit: Dave Darnell/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
July 5, 1976; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley performs what would be his last Memphis concert July 5, 1976 before a crowd of 12,000 at Mid-South Coliseum. Exactly twenty-two years earlier (7/5/54), Elvis recorded "That's All Right" at Sam Phillips' little studio at 706 Union. Introducing the song, he said: "I've had some people say - well, you can't do that song anymore - well, you, by God, just watch me." Mandatory Credit: Barney Sellers/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
July 5, 1976; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley performs what would be his last Memphis concert July 5, 1976 before a crowd of 12,000 at Mid-South Coliseum. Exactly twenty-two years earlier (7/5/54), Elvis recorded "That's All Right" at Sam Phillips' little studio at 706 Union. Introducing the song, he said: "I've had some people say - well, you can't do that song anymore - well, you, by God, just watch me." Mandatory Credit: Barney Sellers/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
June 30, 1972; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph (cq) (Left) seen at the corner of South Parkway and Elvis Presley Blvd. Mandatory Credit: Dave Darnell/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Jan 16, 1971; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley and wife, Priscilla stand as he is introduced at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Rivermont. Presley was being honored by the Jaycees of America as one of the Outstanding Young Men In America. Seated at left fore and applauding is William N. Morris, former sheriff of Shelby County. Seated and applauding to right of Priscilla (and staring at camera) is Red West. Charlie Hodge is clapping at left next to Morris. Vernon Presley is at lower right corner. Mandatory Credit: Dave Darnell/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
March 7, 1965; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis fiddles with an electric bass inside Graceland in this photograph published March 7, 1965 in the first issue of Mid-South, the now-defunct Sunday magazine of The Commercial Appeal. Elvis had misgivings about allowing pictures to be made inside his home. "It's not that I don't want pictures," he said. "You know what I mean. Some people might think I am looking for publicity or trying to exploit my home. I certainly don't want anyone to think that." Mandatory Credit: Charles Nicholas/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Jan 16, 1971; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley (cq) signs autographs for fans after leaving a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Rivermont. At left is Red West (cq). Behind West is William N. Morris (cq), former sheriff of Shelby County. Presley was being honored by the Jaycees as one of the Outstanding Young Men In America. This photograph appeared on Page One of The Commercial Appeal when Presley died in 1977. Mandatory Credit: Dave Darnell/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
1965; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley at his piano inside Graceland in this 1965 photograph. Elvis had misgivings about allowing pictures to be made inside his home. "It's not that I don't want pictures," he said. "You know what I mean. Some people might think I am looking for publicity or trying to exploit my home. I certainly don't want anyone to think that." Mandatory Credit: Charles Nicholas/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Oct 13, 1960; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley and his Rolls Royce in October, 1960. Back home after a stint of movie making in Hollywood, Elvis proudly posed with the latest mark of his fame as the king of rock and roll - a brand new black Standard Salon Silver Cloud II Rolls Royce worth some $18,000. Despite his aversion to flying, the teenage idol landed at Municipal Airport, Monday afternoon, Oct. 10, 1960, with little fanfare and went directly to his Graceland estate, where he will take it easy about a month before going back to Hollywood for another film. Mandatory Credit: Robert Williams/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
July 8, 1960; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley and several friends took a spin around McKellar Lake in his new boat Friday July 8, 1960. He purchased the 16-foot powder blue speedboat the night before. Elvis said he had first become interested in boating while in California. Asked if he planned to ski, he said: "Not today. Don't want to make an idiot of myself." Believed to be Joe Esposito at right. Mandatory Credit: Fred Griffith/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
March 26, 1958; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley was outfitted with all of his military gear at Ft Chaffee, Ark. Elvis was inducted March 24, 1958 at Memphis and spent several days at Ft. Chaffee before moving on to Ft. Hood Texas on the 28th, where he would undergo six months training. He would return to his hometown March 7, 1960 after completing his tour of duty. Mandatory Credit: Robert Williams/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
March 24, 1958; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley and fellow inductee Farley Guy (right), an old friend from Lauderdale Courts on March 24, 1958. After reporting for duty about 6:30 a.m. at the Draft Board office in the M&M Building, 198 South Main, he and other inductees would spend much of the day at Kennedy Veterans Hospital for processing and physicals before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. By the 28th, Elvis arrived at Fort Hood, Texas where he would undergo six months of training before shipping off to Germany. Presley moved about the rec room at Kennedy constantly. "If you think I'm nervous, it's because I am," he joked. Mandatory Credit: Robert Williams/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
March 24, 1958; Memphis, TN, USA; The U.S. Army provided a box lunch for Elvis Presley and other inductees the day they reported for duty March 24, 1958. Elvis ate parts of ham and beef sandwiches. He drank a glass of milk and ate a piece of apple pie and an apple. "Man, I'm hungry," he said. Twenty minutes later he was stretched out on a couch for a brief nap. By the 28th, Elvis arrived at Fort Hood, Texas where he would undergo six months of training before shipping off to Germany. Mandatory Credit: Barney Sellers/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
December 27, 1957; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley, poses with his house guests, Kathy Gabriel, 19, left, and Hanneri Melcher, 20, in Memphis. Melcher, Miss Austria 1957, met Elvis in Las Vegas in November 1957, and visited Graceland at Christmas time with her roommate, 1957's Miss Ohio, Kathy Gabriel as they were on their way to New York. Elvis had just received news of a 60-day draft extension to March 20. Mandatory Credit: Robert Williams/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
June 28, 1957; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley made an appearance, but did not sing at Russwood Park for a benefit for St. Jude's Hospital on June 28, 1957. Elvis is flanked by comic Lou Costello and actress Jane Russell. Others appearing on the program before an estimated crowd of 11,000 were singers Roberta Sherwood, Ferlin Husky and actress Susan Hayward. Mandatory Credit: Barney Sellers/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Apr 19, 1957; Memphis, TN, USA; Yvonne Lime, Hollywood starlet, and Elvis Presley looked lovey-dovey at each other Friday April 19, 1957 in front of Graceland, Elvis' new $100,000 mansion near Whitehaven. Miss Lime, who was visiting for the Easter holidays, had a small part in "Loving You", Elvis' second motion picture which premiered July 9th of that year. Production had begun in mid January and wrapped by mid-March. Mandatory Credit: Robert Williams/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
December 27, 1956; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley playing touch football at the Dave Wells Community Center December 27, 1956. Several hundred people watched the singer pass, kick and run a touchdown. Elvis's first movie, "Love Me Tender", in which he performed several songs, had premiered November 15th in New York City. The movie opened Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 21, 1956) at Loew's State Theatre in Memphis. On Sunday January 6, 1957, Elvis would make his third and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In between the football game and the Sullivan appearance, he reported for his pre-induction Army physical January 4th. Mandatory Credit: Barney Sellers/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
December 27, 1956; Memphis, TN, USA; Elvis Presley playing touch football at the Dave Wells Community Center December 27, 1956. Several hundred people watched the singer pass, kick and run a touchdown. Elvis's first movie, "Love Me Tender", in which he performed several songs, had premiered November 15th in New York City. The movie opened Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 21, 1956) at Loew's State Theatre in Memphis. On Sunday January 6, 1957, Elvis would make his third and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In between the football game and the Sullivan appearance, he reported for his pre-induction Army physical January 4th. Mandatory Credit: Barney Sellers/The Commercial Appeal via USA TODAY NETWORK *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
FILE PHOTO 1972 - Elvis Presley performs in concert during his "Aloha From Hawaii" 1972 television special. January 8 marks what would have been Elvis's 60th birthday and fans are expected to gather in his home-town of Memphis for the occasion. REUTERS/Stringer
FILE PHOTO: President Richard Nixon meets with Elvis Presley December 21, 1970 at the White House. (Photo by National Archives)
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"That boy looks just like Elvis!�," shared another.

Despite being the spitting image of his grandfather, Benjamin remains a fiercely private figure. He has a couple of IMDb credits to his name, but it's not clear what he does for a living. His sister Riley is a moderately successful actor in her own right, appearing in Mad Max Fury Road, Magic Mike, and Logan Lucky.

Lisa Marie Presley, born in 1968, is the only child of Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley, and the sole heir to her father's estate. She has been married and divorced four times, including high profile marriages to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.

(Original Caption) 2/7/1968-Memphis, TN: Evis Presley with his wife and daughter as they leave Baptist Hospital.

Riley and Benjamin are the children of her first husband Danny Keough, whom she divorced in 1994. 20 days after her divorce was finalised she married pop singer Michael Jackson, appearing in the music video for his 1995 single 'You are not alone'. Citing irreconcilable differences, Lisa Marie filed for divorce from Jackson, in January 1996.

She married Nicolas Cage on August 10, 2002. Cage filed for divorce on November 25, 2002, and the divorce was finalised in 2004.

Michael Jackson & Lisa-Marie Presley (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Her twins Finley and Harper were born in 2008, two years after marrying their father record producer Michael Dean Lockwood. In 2016, Presley filed for divorce from Lockwood.

In 2017 Presley said her twin daughter had been taken into protective custody by the Department of Child and Family Services. Court documents revealed that she had opposed Lockwood's request for spousal support by claiming she found disturbing photos and videos of children on his computer.

Lockwood strongly rejected Ms Presley's claims.

"I am disgusted that (she) described unproven allegations about me...in a declaration that she filed in this court's publicly accessible records," he said in the legal documents.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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