Lisa Marie Presley”s only son, 27-year-old Benjamin Keough was found dead today by an apparent suicide. According to Heavy.com, Benjamin Keough was the second child of Lisa Marie Presley and her first husband, Danny Keough. They had another child together, their oldest child and Lisa Marie’s oldest daughter, Danielle Riley Keough who is now 30-years-old. Lisa Marie also has an 11-year-old set of twin daughters, Harper and Finley by her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood. Lisa Marie was married three more times and got divorced three more times after her first marriage to Danny Keough.
Lisa Marie and her family are all completely devastated by Benjamin’s alleged suicide. He apparently committed suicide by shooting himself.
According to Lisa Marie’s rep, who released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday:
“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.”
Riley is her oldest child and oldest daughter, Danielle Keough’s middle name, which she goes by now.
Benjamin and Danielle’s dad, Danny Keough and Lisa Marie Presley were married on October 3, 1988. Danny Keough was a bass guitarist in Lisa Marie’s rock star father, Elvis Presley’s band.
One year after Lisa Marie married first husband, Danny Keough, she gave birth to their daughter, Lisa’s oldest daughter and oldest child, Danielle Riley Keough. In 1993, Benjamin Keough was born. Lisa Marie and Danny Keough got a divorce in 1994. Less than three weeks after Presley and Keough divorced, Presley married Michael Jackson.
After divorcing Michael Jackson, she married Nicolas Cage in 2002. She met Cage at Johnny Ramone’s birthday party. She and Cage were married for 108 days. Once they were divorced, she married Michael Lockwood and they had a set of twins together, 11-year-old Harper and Finley Lockwood, who are Presley’s youngest children and youngest daughter’s.
Michael Lockwood is a guitarist. Presley and Lockwood married in 2006 and divorced in 2016. Keough, Presley’s first husband is so close to Presley and Lockwood that he served as Lockwood’s best man during his and Presley’s wedding.
Presley and Keough remained really good friends after their divorce in 1994. Presley told Rolling Stone magazine this about Danny Keough:
“He’s my absolute best friend in the world. The smartest thing I’ve ever done is have children with this man because I knew this is the one man I could be connected to for the rest of my life.”
Although the former couple’s child, Benjamin Keough stayed private his whole life, older sister Riley opened up to The Guardian about what life was like for her and her brother growing up.
Riley told The Guardian,
“I grew up very privileged with my mother, but my dad didn’t live like that. And I think experiencing both sides has been helpful. My father had mattresses on the floor of his apartments. He lived in cabins and trailer parks. He just didn’t have much money.”
Riley continued talking about her memories of growing up with a dad like Danny. Her memories were “so colorful and eccentric and fun. It was a good vibe, you know? When I was like eight I told him, ‘I want to grow up and be poor like you!’ He was eating a bowl of cereal. I didn’t realize how wildly offensive that was!”
It hasn’t been confirmed as to why Presley’s son, Benjamin Keough may have committed suicide at the age of 27.