Benjamin Keough, the grandson of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, was found dead in July 2020. The 27-year-old took his own life, according to an autopsy conducted after his death.
Since his death, his mother Lisa Marie Presley, has been coping with her loss and the void that is now present in her life.
Priscilla Presley Helping Daughter
According to OK Magazine, Priscilla Presley has been helping her family as much as she can. Sources close to the family have said that she has been supporting her daughter as well as her other grandchildren, Riley, Finley, and Harper.
“The sense of loss has been unbearable. Priscilla is leading the charge making sure everyone is eating and taking care of themselves as best they can. It’s been such a blessing to have her in their lives,” the source said to the magazine.
Financially, Priscilla Presley has been helping with bills, grocery shopping, and stepping into looking after the other kids. Priscilla has a close relationship with her grandchildren. They inspired her to write the children’s book “Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender.” She cared for the two twins, Harper and Finley, while Lisa Marie was going through a divorce with Michael Lockwood.
“For Priscilla, family is what matters most. She puts them first and doesn’t dwell on the past. She’s really been a rock to everyone around her.”
Benjamin Keough’s Death
According to BBC, Keough died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound.
Following his death, Lisa Marie has was “heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated.” Popular “Mad Max” actress Riley Keough was Benjamin’s sister and his father was musician Danny Keough. Lisa Marie is the only daughter Priscilla Presley had, however, she also has a son named Navarone Garibaldi.
Variety reported that Benjamin made a deal with Universal Music for $5 million in 2009. He never released any music under this deal. He had been keeping a low profile and was not really in the public eye during his life.
Lisa Marie was extremely close to her son Benjamin.
Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley’s Relationship
Although they are both supportive of each other, the two women have not always had the easiest relationship. Reportedly, Priscilla Presley was a strict parent and became even more strict when Elvis passed away when Lisa Marie was only 9.
According to Page Six, Lisa Marie was brought into the highly controversial, cult-like Church of Scientology when she was only a child. She became uncomfortable in the Church and its beliefs and left in 2014. However, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough are reportedly still connected to the Church of Scientology.
Lisa Marie has also received treatment in the past for opioid addiction. She also had financial struggles that she sued a business manager over.
The two have been working together alongside Baz Luhrmann for the upcoming Elvis movie set to come out in 2022. It stars Austin Butler as The King and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker.