Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin Keough's cause of death revealed

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The LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has confirmed that Lisa Marie Presley’s son, Benjamin Keough, died by suicide.

According to The Sun, a family insider said the 27-year-old “struggled” to live in his grandfather Elvis’ “shadow” and was “lost”.

Benjamin Keough and his mother, Lisa Marie Presley
Benjamin Keough died by suicide. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Marie Presley

It was also revealed that the Presley family, including Lisa Marie, Ben and her twins, Harper and Finley, 11, had been staying at a hotel for the past few weeks due to an issue with mould at their LA mansion.

However, over the weekend, Ben returned to the house, where the incident took place.

"He shouldn't have been there, but it seems he wanted to get away,” the source continued.

"Lisa was at the hotel when she got the call, she's distraught obviously, Ben was her life.”

Sources say Ben had been dealing with mental health issues before taking his life in Calabasas, California.

Lisa’s manager, Roger Widynowsk, told TMZ that the star is devastated over the loss of her son.

Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley with his wife Patricia Beaulieu Presley and their newborn daughter Lisa Marie Presley February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lisa Marie Presley is the daughter of Elvis and Pricilla Presley. Here they are in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo: Getty Images
Benjamin Keough, Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley, Dead at 27 From Apparent Suicide. File photo: 23 April 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Lisa Marie Presley, Benjamin Keough. Red Carpet Premiere of "The Elvis Experience" Musical Production at The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Photo Credit: MJT/AdMedia/MediaPunch /IPX
It's believed the 27-year-old struggled with mental health issues. Photo: AAP

"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."

The son of Danny Keough, Benjamin followed in his famous family’s footsteps and was also a musician. He also acted in a short film called Rod and Barry.

Benjamin kept quite a low profile, but was known to look almost identical to his famous grandfather.

“He does [look so much like Elvis]!” Lisa Marie told CMT in 2012. “He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage. Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.”

Benjamin Keough headshot, grandson of the late Elvis Presley, graphic element on gray
Benjamin kept quite a low profile, but was known to look almost identical to his famous grandfather. Photo: AAP

Elvis’s daughter also admitted she’s “overwhelmed” at times at how much they look alike. As for whether Ben inherited his father’s musical skills, she has been cagey on behalf of her son.

“He’s doing his own thing right now,” she told Huffington Post in 2013. “I’m going to let him decide when he wants to go out and do what he wants to do.”

With extra reporting by Marni Dixit

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