Grandson of Elvis Presley mourned following death aged 27


The grandson of Elvis Presley has died at the age of 27.

Presley's representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement that Lisa Marie Presley was "heartbroken" after learning about the death of her son Benjamin Keough.

TMZ reported that Mr Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Sunday in Calabasas, California.

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Riley Keough, de 21 años, corta el pastel por el 75 aniversario del nacimiento de su abuelo Elvis Presley, mientras su hermano Benjamin, de 18 años, trata de calentarse las manos, durante la ceremonia realizada el viernes 8 de enero del 2010, en Memphis, Tenesí. Ambos son hijos de Lisa Marie Presley. (Foto AP/Mark Humphrey)
12 July 2020 - Benjamin Keough, Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley, Dead at 27 From Apparent Suicide. File photo: 23 April 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Lisa Marie Presley, Benjamin Keough. Red Carpet Premiere of "The Elvis Experience" Musical Production at The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Photo Credit: MJT/AdMedia/MediaPunch /IPX
En esta foto del 8 de enero de 2010, Priscilla Presley, segunda de la izquierda, su hija Lisa Marie Presley, segunda de la derecha, y los hijos de ésta Riley Keough, a la izquierda, y Benjamin Keough, a la derecha, participan en una ceremonia en Memphis, Tennessee en conmemoración del 75 natalicio de Elvis Presley. Benjamin Keough murió el domingo 12 de julio del 2020, dijo el representante de Lisa Marie Presley, Roger Widynowski, a la AP en un comunicado. Tenía 27 años. (AP Foto/Mark Humphrey, Archivo)
Priscilla Presley, right, speaks during a ceremony commemorating Elvis Presley's 75th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 in Memphis, Tenn. Listening are her daughter, Lisa Marie, second from left, and Lisa Marie's children Riley Keough, 21, left, and Benjamin Keough, 18, third from left. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Elvis Presley's grandchildren, Riley Keough, 21, left, and Benjamin Keough, 18, right, take part in a ceremony commemorating Elvis Presley's 75th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Lisa Marie Presley and her children Benjamin Keough (R), Riley Keough (L), and her half-brother Navarone Garibaldi (back) attend the premiere of "Lilo and Stitch" at the El Capitan theatre in Hollywood on June 16, 2002. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) (L to R) Guest, Michael Lockwood, Ben Keough and Lisa Marie Presley attend the World Premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Lisa Marie Presley's Son Ben (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

"She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley," Mr Widynowski said in the statement.

"She adored that boy.

"He was the love of her life."

Lisa Marie Presley had Keough and actress Riley Keough, 31, with her former husband Danny Keough.

She also had twins from another marriage.

Nancy Sinatra tweeted her condolences to Lisa Marie Presley, writing, "I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life.

"I'm so very sorry."

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