Lisa Marie Presley’s son Benjamin Keough dies, aged 27

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Elvis Presley’s grandson and Lisa Marie Presley’s son, Benjamin Keough 27, has died from a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The 27-year-old was found Sunday in Calabasas, California, according to TMZ.

He was the son of Lisa Marie and musician Danny Keough. Lisa Marie has previously spoken of her son’s similarity to her dad Elvis, calling their resemblance ‘uncanny’.

Lisa Marie, 51, said: ‘Ben does look so much like Elvis. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.’

The star’s rep, Roger Widynowski, tells PEOPLE that Lisa Marie is “beyond devastated” over the death of her son, whom she shared with ex-husband Danny Keough.

“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Widynowski says. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Benjamin’s grandmother Priscilla married Elvis in 1967 but they divorced six years later.

Lisa Marie and her first husband, Keough, had two children together, Benjamin and his sister, the actress Riley Keough. The couple were married on October 3, 1988, and divorced on May 6, 1994.

Twenty days later Lisa Marie married Michael Jackson. In 1996, citing irreconcilable differences, she filed for divorce.

She also had a third marriage to Nicolas Cage that lasted two months in 2002.

And in January it was reported Presley and her fourth ex-husband Michael Lockwood have been engaged in a nasty custody battle over their 11-year-old twin daughters, Finley and Harper.

Presley was married to Lockwood in 2006, and she gave birth to their twin girls in October 2008.

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