Lisa Marie Presley’s son Benjamin Keough put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger on his family’s $ 1.8 million mansion.
The LA County Coroner’s office ruled Tuesday that the death of Elvis Presley’s grandson was suicide after Keough was found dead on Sunday in the family home in Calabasas, California.
DailyMail.com exclusively learned that Benjamin had locked himself in a five-bed, three-bathroom luxury property in the early hours of Sunday.
When the 27-year-old man’s body was discovered by someone in the house, who then called 911, members of the LA county sheriff’s department found the lifeless body of Benjamin sprawled on the toilet. , in a frightening echo of the death of his famous grandfather, the king of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley.
And in a shocking turn of events, the LA County Coroner’s office told DailyMail.com that an autopsy, which was completed on July 13, showed the cause of death to be an “intraoral injury from shotgun ‘and not a gunshot wound to the chest, as noted above.
The place of his suicide is terribly similar to the indecisive death of Benjamin’s grandfather, Elvis ‘The King’ Presley, almost 43 years ago.
Elvis Presley’s grandson and Lisa Marie Presley’s son Benjamin Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The LA County Coroner’s office says an autopsy showed the cause of death as an “intraoral shotgun injury” and determined that the way of dying was suicide. He is pictured with his mom in 2012
Keough died in the bathroom of his family’s 1.8 million dollar mansion in Calabasas, California. His death is dreadfully similar to the indecisive death of Benjamin Elvis ‘The King’ Presley’s grandfather almost 43 years ago
On the morning of August 16, 1977, Elvis’ fiancé, Ginger Alden, found him next to the toilet in the master suite bathroom on the second floor of his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
The singer Until it was time for you to leave did not respond, lying face down on the ground in a pool of vomit, his pants around the ankles.
It is widely believed that Elvis, who, at only 42, was a swollen and faded version of his former self, had a heart attack while sitting on the toilet, most likely working too hard, before fall forward.
He was rushed to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, but doctors were unable to resuscitate him and his death was pronounced at 3:30 p.m.
Although we never know if Benjamin – who had a strange resemblance to Elvis –
was sort of paying a macabre tribute to his late grandfather by choosing such a place for his death, the discovery will only cause more grief to the Presley family.
Benjamin’s grandmother, Priscilla, 75, married Elvis in 1967, but they divorced six years later. They only had one daughter, Lisa Marie, in 1968. Elvis died nine years later.
Benjamin was the son of musician Danny Keough, who married Lisa Marie in 1988 and divorced in 1994.
Her mother, who has three other children, had previously spoken of her son’s similarity to his father Elvis, describing their resemblance as “disturbing.”
DailyMail.com has learned that the lifeless body of the 27-year-old man was discovered by slumped MPs on the toilet of the family home in Calabasas, California.
Lisa Marie has already spoken of her son’s resemblance, on the left, to his father Elvis, on the right, describing their resemblance as “disturbing”
“Ben looks so much like Elvis,” said Lisa Marie in an interview with CMT in 2012. “Everyone grabbed him for a photo because it’s just worrying. Sometimes I am upset when I look at it.
Elvis’ daughter then married Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, and finally in 2006 music producer Michael Lockwood, with whom she had twin daughters.
Benjamin grew up with his mother and Lockwood in Calabasas.
Her mother’s last marriage ended in an acrimonious divorce. It filed for demerger in 2016.
Neighbors said the couple now share custody of the 11-year-old twins, Finley and Harper Lockwood.
DailyMail.com revealed on Monday that neighbors heard a woman yelling “don’t do it” on Sunday around 3:30 a.m. It is understood that the woman was Benjamin’s girlfriend, Diana Pinto, was later heard by the police saying that she feared that her mother Lisa Marie and the rest of her family would “blame” her for her death.
The neighbors said that people were partying at home at 1 a.m. and heard screams around 3:30 a.m. They noted that the police arrived at the home a few hours later at around 6:00 a.m.
Pinto was questioned by the police, with the neighbor explaining, “She was quite hysterical saying” I can’t believe it. She kept swearing and said, “I can’t believe it … I can’t believe it … believe it would happen. “
“She said,” the family will hate me “” and “they will blame me. “I think she felt guilty for this to happen.” “
Benjamin Keough’s girlfriend begged him not to kill himself, later declaring to police that she feared her mother Lisa Marie Presley and the rest of her family would “blame” her for her death , DailyMail.com may reveal
The Presley family of (left to right) Riley Keough, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Benjamin Keough at Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday in Memphis, Tennessee January 8, 2010
The sheriff’s department released a statement on Sunday saying that Benjamin died after suffering “a gunshot wound to the upper torso.”
The statement said that police were sent to the home of the community of Calabasas Estates, guarded by the doors, around 6:30 a.m.
“Upon arrival, they located the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was declared dead at the scene, “the statement said.
After the announcement of the death, the grieving Lisa Marie representative told DailyMail.com: “She is heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but tries to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and daughter elder Riley. She adored this boy. He was the love of his life. ”
Lisa Marie Presley with Benjamin’s father, Danny Keough, in a California theater in 1991 (left) and Benjamin pictured with his mother in 2010 (right)
Benjamin’s sister, actress and model, Riley Keough, has embraced the spotlight of her famous family, with Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road and the TV show Starz The Girlfriend Experience. But little was known about his more lonely brother.
Riley, 31, told the British newspaper The Guardian that she and Benjamin had a mixed education, divided between the sumptuous and starry lifestyle of their mother and the modest life of their father.
“I grew up very privileged with my mother, but my father did not live like that. And I think the experience on both sides has been helpful, “said Riley in the 2017 interview.” My father had mattresses on the floors of his apartments. He lived in cabins and trailer parks. He just didn’t have a lot of money.
“When I was about eight, I said to him,” I want to grow up and be poor like you! “He was eating a bowl of cereal. I didn’t know how offensive it was!