Benjamin Storm Keough

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Benjamin Storm Keough
Born 1992-10-21
Died July 13, 2020(2020-07-13) (aged 27)
Nationality USA
Known for grandson and doppelganger of Elvis Presley

Benjamin Storm Keough was an American best known for his resemblance to his late grandfather, singer Elvis Presley.[1][2][3][4][5] Keough took his life in July 2020, when he was twenty-seven years old.[6][7][8]

In 2009, while still a child, Keough entered a $5 million 5 album contract with Universal Music.[1][8][9] At the time of his death, in 2020, Keough had yet to release any music.[6]

Friends said he had trouble coping the fame his family brought him.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Benjamin Keough, Lisa Marie Presley’s Son: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy magazine. 2019-06-22. Archived from the original on 2021-02-25. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "The Daily Mail reported in 2009 that Benjamin was en route to musical stardom. The article said that Keough had recorded his first album and had signed a $5 million five-album deal with Universal." 
  2. Hannah Preston (2019-06-22). "Who Is Benjamin Keough? Twitter Can't Get Enough of the Elvis Presley Look-a-Like". Newsweek magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-04-10. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "Benjamin is the son of Presley and musician Danny Keough, who were married from 1988-1994." 
  3. Theresa Waldrop (2019-06-23). "Lisa Marie Presley shared a family photo, and fans see an Elvis double". CNN. Archived from the original on 2021-05-20. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "An Instagram follower seemed confused by the likeness: 'Is that your son?' the follower asked. 'Wow, he looks just like your dad.'" 
  4. Tom Butler (2019-06-24). "Elvis fans all shook up by rare snap of The King's lookalike grandson". Yahoo Finance. Archived from the original on 2021-09-05. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "They’re a charming brood, but Elvis fans with suspicious minds think Benjamin looks like The King reincarnated. With his dark hair, perfectly straight nose, and smoky, brooding eyes, he could easily pass as Elvis impersonator." 
  5. Mandi Em (2019-06-24). "Lisa Marie Presley Posts Rare Photo With All Four Of Her Kids". Mom's magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-09-05. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "Some Twitter users began to notice the likeness of Benjamin Keough, Lisa Marie's son, to his famous grandfather Elvis." 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Benjamin Keough: Coroner says Elvis's grandson took his own life". BBC News. 2020-07-15. Archived from the original on 2021-08-18. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "After an autopsy, his cause of death was listed as a shotgun wound and his manner of death was listed as suicide." 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brianne Tracey (2020-08-14). "Benjamin Keough's Friend Says He Struggled with 'Pressure' of Presley Family Name Prior to Death". People magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "Howard says the pressure to live up to the Presley family name "absolutely" contributed to Keough's struggles." 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Nicholas Hautman (2020-07-14). "Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Benjamin Keough’s Ex Pays Tribute to Her ‘Favorite Person’ After His Death". Us magazine. Archived from the original on 2020-11-28. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "In 2009, he landed a $5 million record deal with Universal Music Group, although he never ended up releasing an album. He also had a minor role as a delivery guy in the animated short Rod & Barry." 
  9. Dory Jackson (2020-07-14). "Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Benjamin Keough Was a ‘Wonderful, Magical Person,’ Close Pal Brandon Howard Says". Us magazine. Archived from the original on 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-09-04. "In addition, Howard touched on Keough’s “passion” for music. “I remember when he first got his record deal, he was so excited,” the Los Angeles native recalled. (The aspiring singer signed a five-album, $5 million deal with Universal in 2009.)"