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Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Riley Keough Gets Emotional as Coldplay Dedicates Song to Her Late Brother

by Amy Myers
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When Riley Keough headed to the We Can Survive concert in California, she had no idea what awaited her. While playing their smash hit “Yellow,” Coldplay frontman Chris Martin dedicated the song to Keough’s younger brother, Benjamin Keough, who passed away last year.

Riley Keough expressed her appreciation for and astoundment of the moment on Instagram. The actress shared a video of the moment when Martin gave her brother a shout-out on stage. She called the moment a “beautiful surprise” and thanked the people responsible for it.

“@coldplay dedicated Yellow to my brother tonight at @wecansurvivela,” Keough reported. “I wasn’t ready for it but it was such a beautiful surprise. And me love you @dakotajohnson and credit and thank you to whoever captured this video.”

“We’re playing this for my friend Benjamin, Benjamin Storm,” Martin said during the concert. “Wherever you are right now, we’re sending this song all the way to you.”

Riley Keough’s brother passed away in July 2020 after taking his own life while at a party. Police found the 27-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head.

Riley Keough Dedicates Sweet Posts to Her Late Brother

On Friday, Riley Keough celebrated what would be Benjamin’s 29th birthday with an endearing post on Instagram. The two were particularly close and spent much of their time together, as Keough noted in the caption. The actress explained that they had celebrated her own 29th birthday with a quiet night in. While Keough still mourned the loss of her “best friend,” she chose to share one of their happiest moments together.

“Today’s your birthday @jj_silkyhands you would be 29 today,” Riley Keough captioned the photo. “I miss you all day every day my best friend. We spent my 29th birthday just the two of us and it was one of the best days we shared together. I think this photo was the day after but close enough. Happy Birthday wherever you are baby brother.”

In the photo, Benjamin wore a green hairband and wire-framed glasses. He struck a goofy pose with his hands beside his cheek while his sister took the photo.

Similarly, Riley Keough posted a collection of photos on the anniversary of Benjamin’s death, July 12. Most of the pictures were from their childhood, and in each one, they seemed thrilled to be next to each other. One of the photos was a screenshot of a past post from her brother in celebration of Riley Keough’s birthday. In the caption, Benjamin called his sister his “best friend” and “hero.”

“Today has been a year without you baby brother. I miss you endlessly every day,” Keough said in her own post.