Benjamin Keough, Son of Lisa Marie Presley, Dead of Suicide

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Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of music legend Elvis Presley, is dead of an apparent suicide.

He was just 27 years old.

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Authorities in Calabasas, California inform TMZ that Benjamin passed away from "a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

"She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley [Keough]," a rep for Lisa Marie said in a statement.

"She adored that boy. He was the love of her life."

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Benjamin was brother to 11-year-old twins Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood, as well as the 31-year-old actress Riley Keough, who was appeared in such film and television projects as The Girlfriend Experience, Logan Lucky, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Lodge.

Riley has yet to issue a statement regarding her brother's passing.

Throughout his life, Benjamin flirted with entering the entertainment industry.

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In 2009, he signed a $5 million record deal with Universal to record up to five albums.

However, the albums never materialized, and it's unclear what became of the deal.

In the years that followed, Benjamin preferred to live a quieter life away from the spotlight.

Unfortunately, his status as a member of one of the music world's most famous families often made privacy an impossibility.

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In June, Benjamin caught the world's attention when his mother tweeted the above photo.

Fans were stunned by the 27-year-old's resemblance to his iconic grandfather.

"That boy looks just like Elvis," one fan replied.

"Oh my they could be twins," another wrote, along with a GIF of Presley.

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At this time, very little is known about the circumstances surrounding Benjamin's passing.

The family has yet to issue an official statement, and it's unclear if Keough was known to be struggling with depression, or if his despondent mental state came as a suriprise to his parents and siblings.

Whatever the case, our thoughts go out to Benjamin's loved ones during this immensely difficult time.

We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available. 

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