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”.
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.
"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.”
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