Today (Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021) marks a sad day for Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough, and her family. It was on this day that Riley’s brother, Benjamin Keough, should have celebrated his 29th birthday.
Sadly, Benjamin passed away. And, unsurprisingly, Riley and other members of his family still miss him very, very much.
Riley shared her feelings about her brother with a social media post in honor of his birthday. Her brother was a very important person in the now 32-year-old’s life before he passed away. And he continues to be very important to her. And she still misses him.
“Today’s your birthday @jj_silkyhands you would be 29 today. I miss you all day every day my best friend,” Elvis Presley’s granddaughter shared on Instagram.
On what would have been her brother’s 29th birthday, Riley Keough was inspired to look back on her own 29th birthday. It was a day, she said, that she spent with her late brother.
“We spent my 29th birthday just the two of us and it was one of the best days we shared together,” Elvis Presley’s granddaughter also shared.
In addition to the words she shared in memory of her brother, Benjamin, Keough also shared a very sweet photo of him. And shared a few details about the photo. “I think this photo was the day after (my 29th birthday) but close enough,” Elvis Presley’s granddaughter also shared.
She closed her Instagram post about her brother with a sweet birthday message. “Happy Birthday wherever you are baby brother,” Keough also shared. You can check out the photo below.
Followers of Riley Keough shared supportive messages in response to her Instagram post about her brother. For example, one follower said: “Sending to you and your family lots of love and strength, Riley. HBD Ben.”
“Sending you, your family, and Ben love today,” another shared. “Rest in love,” a supporter also said. “May his soul be in peace,” another supporter shared. “There is no one like him. He is forever missed,” one fan of Elvis Presley’s granddaughter also said.
Elvis Presley’s Grandson Benjamin Keough Passed Away in 2020
It has been more than a year since Elvis Presley’s grandson, Benjamin Keough, passed away. According to PEOPLE, Benjamin committed suicide in July 2020 in Calabasas, California. He was only 27 years old at the time of his death.
Both Benjamin and Riley Keough are the children of Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. Their father is musician Danny Keough. Of course, Lisa Marie was also extremely saddened by her son’s death.
“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 representative Roger Widynowski told the publication in July 2020.
The father of Lisa Marie’s twins is her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood.