BEN­JAMIN KEOUGH, 27, ELVIS’ GRAND­SON, DIES

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LOS AN­GE­LES — The son of Lisa Marie Pres­ley has died. He was 27.

Pres­ley’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive Roger Wi­dynowski said in a state­ment Sun­day to The Associated Press that she was “heart­bro­ken” af­ter learn­ing about the death of her son Ben­jamin Keough. He is the grand­son of the late Elvis Pres­ley.

TMZ re­ports that Mr. Keough died from a self-in­flicted gun­shot wound Sun­day in Cal­abasas, Cal­i­for­nia.

“She is com­pletely heart­bro­ken, in­con­solable and beyond dev­as­tated but try­ing to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her old­est daugh­ter Ri­ley,” Wi­dynowski said in the state­ment. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Pres­ley had Mr. Keough and ac­tress Ri­ley

Keough, 31, with her for­mer hus­band Danny Keough. She also had twins from an­other mar­riage.

Nancy Si­na­tra tweeted her con­do­lences to Pres­ley, writ­ing, “I have known you since be­fore your mama gave birth to you, never dream­ing you would have pain like this in your life. I’m so very sorry.”

MARK HUMPHREY/AP

Ben­jamin Keough (right) at age 18 with (from left) sis­ter Ri­ley Keough, Priscilla Pres­ley and Lisa Marie Pres­ley at a cer­e­mony com­mem­o­rat­ing Elvis Pres­ley’s 75th birth­day on Jan. 8, 2010, in Mem­phis.

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