Benjamin Keough’s cause of death has been officially listed as a suicide from a gunshot wound. The son of singer Lisa Marie Presley was found dead in his Calabasas mansion from a self-inflicted shot.
Revealing Benjamin Keough’s cause of death on 14 July, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office said according to the autopsy an “intraoral shotgun wound” caused his death. In addition it also ruled Keough’s death as a suicide.
Keough, grandson and look-alike of Elvis Presley, was brother to 11 -year-old twin sisters, Harper and Finley, and actress Riley Keough. He was musician Danny Keough’s and Lisa Presley’s son.
After news of Benjamin Keough’s death spread, his friend, Musician Brandon Howard reacted and spoke about his struggle with the “pressure” of the Presley family name.
“Sometimes he struggled with depression” said Howard before addressing the “pressure” he faced.
“It’s a tough thing when you have a lot of pressure with your family and living up to a name and an image. It’s a lot of pressure. It’s almost like you’re pressured into having to be a musician, having to be an actor. It was good for him to go around the world and discover himself and have his own friends. You never know what triggers it. You never know … It’s so random”
Benjamin struggled with a lot but was always there when his friends needed him said, Howard.
In addition, he also said that Keough ” was super inspiring”. “He was cool and very intelligent, intelligent beyond his years. He was multi-faceted. He could be anywhere from serious, giving advice, to like super crazy and wild and dancing and partying. He was a very loving person as a brother.”
Howard remembered the late musician and said: “He had the craziest laugh”. “I want people to know about his humility. He wasn’t a spoiled kid. He was very humble, very giving, very loving, especially to his friends. It’s just wild. There’s nothing like this.”