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“2 Years ago Her Son Benjamin Took his Own Life”: Lisa Marie Presley Has Gone Through “Unfathomable Amount of Pain” Before Her Death

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Lisa Marie Presley passed away on 12 January 2023, a few hours after being hospitalized. Lisa Maria was the only daughter of the king of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley. She died at the age of 54, two years after her son committed suicide.

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Lisa Marie Presley’s mother Priscilla Presley informed the world of her daughter’s demise with a heavy heart.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known,” 

Lisa Marie Presley was last seen at the 2023 Golden Globes, where she showed her undying support for her father’s legacy. The winner of best actor in a motion picture, Austin Butler, thanked her and her mother for letting him in their hearts and homes. Butler played the role of Elvis Presley in the 2022 movie, Elvis.

Also read: “She hugged me with tears in her eyes”: Late Singer Lisa Marie Thanked Austin Butler For Bringing Her Dad Elvis Presley To Life, Honoring His Legacy

The tragic love life of Lisa Marie Presley

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Lisa Marie Presley at the Golden Globes 2023

Lisa Marie was a singer, who took in her father’s footsteps and tried her luck in the music industry. Her album To Whom It May Concern was released in 2003. It broke many records, becoming wildly popular and winning her album a Gold certification with the Recording Industry Association of America.

Her career was off to a good start but her personal life was a tumultuous one. The singer had to deal with addiction almost all her life and had been to rehab for the same. Her life was constantly scrutinized under the lens of public opinion.

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The singer had many high-profile marriages and divorces. Her first marriage was with Danny Keough, with whom she had two children, a model and actress Riley Keough, and a son Benjamin Storm Keough. Twenty days after divorcing Keough, Marie Presley tied the knot with the renowned performer and pop artist, Michael Jackson. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted for only two years.

Her third marriage was with actor Nicolas Cage, who filed for a divorce a month into their marriage. Her last and fourth marriage ended two years ago. She married a music producer, Michael Lockwood, with whom she had twins, Harper and Finley.

Related: Elvis Star Austin Butler Reportedly Joins the MCU as Fantastic Four’s Human Torch

How did her son Benjamin Storm Keough die?

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Benjamin Keough, Son of Lisa Marie Presley

Benjamin Storm Keough had kept a low profile, even though he is the grandson of a legend and his sister and mother make the headlines quite often. The man has an uncanny resemblance to the late rock and roll star. His mother talked to CMT about the stark similarities between her father and son.

“Ben does look so much like Elvis, 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. Sometimes, I am overwhelmed when I look at him.”

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The young boy could never escape the shadow of his grandfather, Elvis Presley, who continues to reign in the industry even now. Keough was 17 when he expressed a desire to follow his grandfather’s footsteps and signed a 5 million dollar deal with Universal to become a singer and start touring.

Also Read: Warner Bros. To Officially Campaign For Robert Pattinson as Best Actor For The Batman Along With Elvis Star Austin Butler

At 27 he killed himself at his house with a gun. It is after this tragic incident that it was revealed the young man had to see his mother go through some extreme financial crisis as the financial manager dwindled the trust. He also blamed the Church of Scientology, he said the controversial church “messes you up.” Los Angeles coroner later confirmed that he died by putting a shotgun in his mouth and pulling the trigger. Lisa Marie Presley adored and loved her son more than anything in this world. Things became twice as tough for her after his demise.

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Written by Pragya Sancheti

Movies are a life saver for me, anything goes wrong in my life I turn to movies. Writing about movies is my second favorite thing. Currently a college student with big aspirations and a ton of assignment.