Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter Riley Keough shares intimate videos of tragic brother Ben after family grieves in funeral – The Sun
LISA Marie Presley’s daughter Riley Keough shared an intimate series of videos that honored her late brother Benjamin after his tragic suicide on July 12.
The personal montage comes after The Sun exclusively revealed a private funeral has taken place for the 27-year-old – who shot and killed himself at the family’s Calabasas home.
Riley, 31, posted several memories with her little brother that also included his girlfriend, Diana Pinto.
In one clip on her Instagram Stories, the Mad Max star shared casual clips where she sat on the couch with Ben.
The aspiring musician curled himself over his sofa in another, along with multiple silly throwbacks of the siblings being goofy.
She shared a moment when she recorded her brother in the car as he shyly asked her to stop filming while she laughed and sang along to the radio.
Riley posted a clip of a tired Ben being dragged by his amused older sister to an early morning pottery class.
The musical siblings – who are the grandchildren of rock icon Elvis Presley – are also captured singing together during karaoke.
The film and TV star posted several videos during a night out with Ben and a group of friends as they enjoyed themselves wandering the street.
Riley also included Ben’s girlfriend, Diana, in a goofy video of the couple playing around while getting ready in their apartment bedroom.
The special tribute comes as The Sun exclusively revealed Lisa Marie said her final goodbye to her son Benjamin at a very private service in Malibu.
An insider told The Sun: "It was an emotional day for everyone, the whole family has been left devastated … Riley in particular is finding it difficult to cope at the moment, they were very close.
"But everyone did their best to come together and celebrate Ben's life and remember how he touched so many hearts.
"It was a struggle for Lisa to find a venue suitable because of the coronavirus outbreak, and it was a very private service for those who really knew Ben.
Is Riley Keough related to Elvis Presley? And what was her emotional tribute to Benjamin Keough?
The star – born Danielle Riley Keough – is the eldest daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, 52, and musician Danny Keough.
Lisa and Danny – who share daughter Riley and son Benjamin together – got married in 1988 and divorced in May 1994.
The Mad Max star is the eldest grandchild of Rock and Roll legend Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
Mom Lisa Marie is the only child Elvis had with his only wife.
After her younger brother's tragic suicide on July 12, Riley shared an emotional Instagram tribute.
She wrote on Instagram: "Mornings are the hardest. I forget you’re gone. I can’t cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that’s new to me.
"You. There are no words for you. Angel is the closest I could think of. Pure light. Baby brother. Best friend. Wild man.
"Intellectual. Witness to my life. Twin soul. Protector. Too sensitive for this harsh world. I hope you give me strength to endure the giant hole you’ve left in my heart."
"The family gathered before the funeral and then headed to the venue, which was beautifully decorated with cherry blossoms."
The source added: "Ben was placed in an open casket in a designer suit, which shocked some of the guests considering how he died, but his grandfather was also on display at Graceland.
"There was a viewing room and mourners could decide whether or not they wanted to go in and see him one last time."
Elvis, who died on August 16, 1977 after a heart attack following years of prescription drug abuse, was buried in the Meditation Garden at his Graceland mansion in Memphis.
Lisa is believed to have extended an olive branch to mom Priscilla, 73, by inviting her to the service despite their "rocky" relationship, while other family members were notably absent, including her half-brother, Navarone Garibaldi, who has no relationship with his sister.
Since the tragedy, Lisa has been seen spending time with Ben's heartbroken girlfriend, Diana, who was allegedly celebrating her birthday at the $1.8million Calabasas home on the night of his death.
He reportedly locked himself in a bathroom at the property and spent hours alone before deciding to end his life – following a longtime struggle with mental health issues.
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