The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27.
Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement Sunday that she was “heartbroken” after learning about the death of her son Benjamin Keough. He is the grandson of the late Elvis Presley.
TMZ reports that Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in Calabasas, California.
“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Widynowski said in the statement. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
Lisa Marie Presley is the only offspring of rock pioneer Presley, by his marriage to actress Priscilla Presley.
Her close relationship to her son, whose middle name was Storm, was reported to have inspired the title track she wrote for her third album, "Storm & Grace," released in 2012.One of the last times he was seen in public with the family, according to TMZ, was during a vigil at Graceland for the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.
Presley had Keough and actress Riley Keough, 31, with her former husband Danny Keough. She also had twins from another marriage.
Nancy Sinatra tweeted her condolences to Presley, writing, “I have known you since before your mama gave birth to you, never dreaming you would have pain like this in your life. I’m so very sorry.”
Keough at some point tried to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. When he 17, Benjamin was reported to have signed a deal with Universal Music for $5 million, but no music appears to have been released.