Priscilla Presley speaks on Benjamin Keough's death: 'These are some of the darkest days of my family's life'

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Priscilla Presley visits Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 18, 2020 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

Priscilla Presley is grieving the loss of grandson Benjamin Keough. In her first public statement since Keough's death, Presley — mother of Lisa Marie Presley — said "these are some of the darkest days of my family's life."

"The shock of losing Ben has been devastating," Presley, 75, shared in a Facebook post on Wednesday. "Trying to put all the pieces together of all the possible whys has penetrated my soul."

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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)
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Keough died by suicide on July 12. He was 27. Keough is one of two children Lisa Marie had with her first husband, musician Danny Keough. They also share daughter, 31-year-old actress Riley Keough. The Presley blended family includes Lisa Marie's 11-year-old twins, Harper and Finley, whom she had with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

Priscilla Presley (right), Lisa Marie Presley (center) and Ben Keough during a proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby County officials at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee on Jan. 8, 2015.

"Each day I wake up I pray it will get better," Presley continued. "Then, I think of my daughter and the pain she is going through as she was a doting mother. Ben's father, Danny, who is completely lost, as Ben was his only son. Riley, so loving and so close to him; Harper and Finley, who absolutely adored Ben. Navarone [Lisa Marie's brother], who struggles deeply with loss and death. Rest In Peace Ben, you were loved."

Lisa Marie, the only child of legend Elvis Presley, is "beyond devastated" amid the tragedy.

"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," her manager said in a statement.

Riley honoured her "baby brother" in an emotional post on Instagram.

"Mornings are the hardest. I forget you're gone. I can't cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that's new to me. You. There are no words for you. Angel is the closest I could think of. Pure light," she shared. "Too sensitive for this harsh world. I hope you give me strength to endure the giant hole you've left in my heart."

As did Keough's girlfriend of four years, Diana Pinto.

"You made me the luckiest girl in the world, to have you, to hold you, to love you and to be loved by you are the only things that have ever mattered," she wrote one week after her boyfriend's death.

"You are my whole world and my whole life, you live with me now every day in my heart, in my soul and in my mind. My travel partner. My best friend. I will cherish all the memories we've made together and keep them close to my heart. ... You will always be the love of my life, my everything."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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