Benjamin Keough, the late son of Lisa Marie Presley, has been officially laid to rest after dying at the age of 27 from suicide back in July. He has been interred at Graceland with Elvis. and the official Facebook page for the Elvis Presley Memphis estate released a statement on the memorial.
“Benjamin Storm Presley Keough was laid to rest in the Meditation Garden at Graceland with his family, including his grandfather, Elvis Presley; great-grandmother, Gladys Presley; great-grandfather, Vernon Presley; and great-great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley,” the statement reads.
Benjamin Keough has been laid to rest with his grandfather, Elvis
A statement released from Lisa Marie’s rep shortly after Benjamin’s death says Lisa Marie was “completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated, but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley.” The rep adds, “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
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Benjamin’s older sister, Riley, also honored her brother after his death and also got a tattoo in remembrance of him. “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. Baby brother. Best friend. Wild man. Intellectual. Witness to my life. Twin soul. Protector. Too sensitive for this harsh world,” she writes in the caption of a photo of them on Instagram.
Benjamin’s family members honor him
“I hope you give me strength to endure the giant hole you’ve left in my heart. I hope you give me the strength to eat,” she continued. “I hope you’re cradled in love. I hope you feel my love. I hope you feel god. You are god. I can’t believe you’ve left me. Not you sweet Ben Ben. Anyone but you. I guess this is true heartbreak. I hope we meet again.”
May you finally rest in peace, Benjamin.