Lisa Marie Presley’s son Ben Keough took cocaine and alcohol before suicide and tried taking his life weeks earlier

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LISA Marie Presley’s son Ben Keough had cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of his suicide - and previously tried to take his life just months earlier. 

Elvis’ grandson died by suicide aged 27 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a party for his girlfriend’s birthday at his mother’s Calabasas home on July 12. 

An autopsy report obtained by The Sun confirmed the cause of death is a shotgun wound and the manner of death has been ruled as suicide. 

Ben tested positive for alcohol and cocaine at the time of his death, according to the report. 

Ben’s girlfriend, Diana Pinto, went to his bedroom to check on him during the party.

She was able to open the locked door with a bobby pin and entered the bathroom to find Ben unresponsive on the floor with an apparent gun-shot wound. 

Authorities were contacted and he was pronounced dead without any medical intervention. 

According to the report, Ben had a “history of depression” and was “known to abuse alcohol and use illicit drugs, cocaine.”

His most recent rehab stint was between four and five months ago over a three-week period. 

Ben had been to rehab three times and only completed the program once. 

He had attempted suicide between five and six months prior, according to the report. 

The report also noted he had “major depression” three months ago where he would stay in his room for “long periods of time.”

He allegedly did not seek medical attention for his mental illness. 

The report also claimed video surveillance with audio showed a “possible verbal argument between the descendant and the girlfriend in the backyard of the residence.”

He left to go to his bathroom and a few minutes later an “apparent gunshot could be heard.”

No suicide note was found on the scene. 

At the time of his tragic death, a rep for Lisa Marie, 52, released in a statement:

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.”

A family member previously told The Sun that Ben felt “lost in life” and struggled in his grandfather’s shadow. 

He was depressed, he didn't really have an education, a job or a passion, he was lost in life, and he has always been in his grandfather's shadow. There has also been a lot of drama in the family in recent years, I think it was all just too much for him. It's unbelievable. It's heartbreaking. Ben was a force, an amazing kid."

The Sun also reported how his family, including his actress sister Riley Keough and her husband, later celebrated his life with an “emotional” service in Malibu.

Like his grandfather, Benjamin’s body was placed in an open casket at the remembrance.

Also attending the Malibu service was Benjamin’s father Danny Keough,  grandmother Priscilla Presley, his uncle Navarone Garibaldi and his girlfriend Diana.

Lisa Marie’s twin daughters Finley and Harper, 11, were also there. 

He was buried at Graceland alongside his grandfather.

The official Facebook page for Graceland, Elvis’ home in Memphis, TN, revealed he has been laid to rest in its Meditation Garden. 

The online post on Graceland’s official Facebook page read:

Benjamin Storm Keough was laid to rest in the Meditation Garden with his family including his grandfather, Elvis Presley, great-grandmother Gladys Presley, great-grandfather, Vernon Presley and great-great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley.”

 

Source: https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/1628436/lisa-marie-presley-son-ben-keough-cocaine-alcohol-suicide-previous-suicide-attempt/

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