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Priscilla Presley Marks 3rd Death Anniversary Of Grandson Benjamin Keough: 'A Very Solemn Day'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on July 16, 2023 at 4:15 PM EDT

Priscilla Presley continues to grieve the loss of her grandson, Benjamin Keough, on the remembrance of his third death anniversary.

As you may recall, the Presley household was put into a state of emotional turmoil on July 12, 2020, after Keough took his own life in his home in Calabasas.

According to reports, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Unfortunately, for the family, in January 2023, they lost another family member — Lisa Marie, the mother of Keough.

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Priscilla Presley Runs Out Of 'Words' As She Honors Her Late Grandson

The American actress, who has had to experience the worst nightmare of any grandparent and parent after losing both her child and grandchild to unfortunate circumstances, expressed her pain on social media.

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Nigel Lythgoe receives his star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame with celebrity guest Priscilla Presley
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Taking to her Instagram page to pay a moving tribute to her late grandson, she uploaded a red-rose emoji as a declaration of her ever-lasting love for Keough.

Adding a tear-jerking caption to the post, she wrote, "Needless to say, this has been a very solemn day for me - the anniversary of the passing of my sweet grandson Ben. Words cannot express how much you are missed ~ Nona."

Aside from the thousands of likes her heart-wrenching post received, her supportive fans trooped to her comments section to share words of encouragement to the grieving grandma.

One fan penned, "Just a note that the article Lisa wrote about suicide for People was very touching, and I've sent it to many friends of mine that are dealing with the issue. Xxx ??." Another declared, "Ben, Elvis, and Lisa all together."

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A third fan added, "My heart hurts for you and your granddaughters. The girls are very lucky to have such a strong Nona. Hopefully, someone is being strong for you."

One suggested how Presley could deal with her grief, writing, "I'm so very sorry! 'Imagine Heaven' is a very encouraging book for loved ones that have passed. I encourage you to get it ♥️." Another fan chimed, "Hugs from Chile on this special day for you and your family. Ben, Lisa, and Elvis are together now."

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This user expressed, "And a bright note to the day! Your firstborn grandchild is nominated for an Emmy ❤️❤️❤️ if only her mama and brother could be here with her to celebrate ?❤️."

As mentioned above, Presley's touching tribute came hours after her first grandchild, Riley Keough reverenced her late younger brother and her mother, Lisa Marie, in a remembrance post. Riley took to her Instagram Story to post a monochrome photo of the great singer smiling brightly at the camera while a younger Keough posed behind his mother, making a goofy face with his eyes crossed. 

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Conveying her feelings, she wrote on the cheerful image, "Missing you both," alongside a red heart emoji. Both the "Finding Graceland" actress and Riley's heart-rending post comes months after the pair came into an agreement to settle their legal dispute over Lisa Marie's estate.

Following the talented songstress's death, a fight ensued between the two women four days after the singer's memorial. Presley, infuriated by the terms of the trust, contested the 2016 amendment that removed her and the singer's former business manager as co-trustees, thereby giving control to Riley, and her late younger brother, Keough.

Fortunately for the grandmother and granddaughter duo, they were able to come to an agreement over Lisa Marie's estate. Attorneys representing Presley and Riley successfully negotiated a settlement at a courthouse in Los Anesday.

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Riley Keough Remembers Late Brother Benjamin And Mother Lisa Marie Presley In Touching Tribute Photo
Instagram | Riley Keough

Confirming the unison, Ronsen Shammon, Presley's lawyer, addressed the media, stating, "They settled. Families are happy. Everyone is happy. Unified and together and excited for the future."Meanwhile, Riley's attorney, Justin Gold, added, "[Riley] would not have agreed to the settlement if she was not happy with it."

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Presley Declared That Elvis Would Approve Of The Trust Settlement

Following the agreement the "Elvis And Me" actress and Riley came into over Lisa Marie's Estate, the former wife of iconic singer Elvis Presley, revealed that the family is moving in the right direction.

Per The Blast, the 78-year-old, in a genuine declaration, expressed her satisfaction with the recent settlement reached between herself and her granddaughter Riley. She further addressed the impact Lisa Marie's death had on her and stated that Elvis would be proud of their settlement.

In her words, "My daughter's passing was both devastating and heartbreaking. We have learned that the fans realize that we are 'just a Family.' Elvis would be proud and his and Lisa's wishes are what is most important to all of us."

Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, Riley Keough, Finley Aaron Love Lockwood at the Handprint Ceremony Honoring Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley And Riley Keough
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Extending heartfelt gratitude to Riley for her cooperation, she added, "My granddaughter, through her counsel, along with my team worked diligently and tirelessly to resolve all misunderstandings as a family."

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