13 July 2020 22:37
Benjamin Keough's neighbour has claimed that the 27-year-old's distressed girlfriend screamed "don't do it" before he shot himself in the chest on Sunday morning. The grandson of icon Elvis Presley was pronounced dead at his $1.8million California mansion after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound. In an audio heard by Daily Mail, a neighbour heard partying at the residence at 1am and a woman - suspected to be Ben's girlfriend - shouting "don't do it" at around 3:30am. The news outlet also reports that another local said authorities arrived to the scene at around 6am. The resident said police questioned a visibly devastated woman, who is believed to be his girlfriend, just hours after his death.
(Image: Copetti/Photofab/REX/Shutterstock) The neighbour alleged: "I could hear somebody speaking really loud in the backyard. I looked outside and I saw what appeared to be his girlfriend outside talking to police, and she was pretty hysterical saying 'I can't believe it.' "She just kept swearing and saying, 'I can't believe it, I can't believe it.' She was saying, 'I can't believe he would do that to himself'." The neighbour added: "She said, 'The family's going to hate me' and 'They're going to blame me.' I think she was feeling guilty for it happening... but I don't want to speculate (as to) what caused it. They were out there for about an hour talking." The tragic loss of the son of Lisa Marie and Danny Keough has left his mother "heartbroken." In a statement, Lisa Marie's manager, Roger Widynowsk, declared her boy "the love of her life". "She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley," it read.
"She adored that boy. Benjamin kept himself mainly out of the spotlight for much of his life but he did sign a $5million record deal when he was a teen. (Image: TV Grab) He made the deal in 2009 but it seems that he never quite made the big time with his music career and his output remains relatively unknown. What Ben was most known for is bearing an uncanny resemblance to his famous grandfather, who was known as The King. If you're struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operates a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] if you'd prefer to write down how you feel. DIANA Pinto was reportedly Benjamin Keough's girlfriend. Ben, who was the grandson of Elvis Presley, shot himself in the chest on July 12. 5 Lisa Marie Presley and son Benjamin Keough Credit: Splash News Tragically, he died from his self-inflicted injuries. Who was Benjamin Keough? Benjamin Storm Keough was born in Florida on October 21, 1992. He was the son of singers Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough. Ben's sister is actress and model Riley Keough, 30, who is married to Mad Max co-star Ben Smith-Petersen. Lisa Marie once told TMZ: "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." Though Benjamin came from a very famous family, he liked to keep out of the public eye. 5 Benjamin and sister Riley with grandmother Priscilla Presley Credit: EPA He worked as a musician and did some acting work, including some voice work for the animated short Rod & Barry. He also appeared in the 2005 documentary Elvis by The Presleys, where Elvis' friends and family shared happy memories of the singer. Benjamin had a close relationship with his mother Lisa Marie. His middle name, Storm, inspired the title track on her third album, Storm & Grace, released in 2012. After splitting from Riley and Ben's dad, musician Danny Keough, Lisa Marie married Michael Jackson in 1994. She has also been married to actor Nicholas Cage and her music producer, Michael Lockwood. What happened to him? Benjamin Keough died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 12, 2020, aged 27. The Sun revealed he was found at Lisa Marie's family home in Calabasas, California about 6:30am local time, although it is unknown if she, or her other children, were at the property at the time. 5 Benjamin shot himself in the chest Credit: Alpha Press Lisa Marie's representative, Roger Widynowski, revealed to People that she is "completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated" by the tragic loss. Widynowski said the mom-of-four is trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. "She adored that boy," he said. "He was the love of her life." Who is Diana Pinto? Diana Pinto was reportedly Keough's girlfriend. She works as a post-production coordinator at Fox, according to her LinkedIn page. A neighbor of Keough's told the Daily Mail that they heard residents partying in his $1.8million Calabasas home until the early hours of July 12. They went on to say they heard a woman's voice screaming 'don't do it!' at 3.30am. The woman was believed to be Benjamin's girlfriend. 5 The Calabasas residence where the suicide happened Credit: BackGrid "I saw what appeared to be his girlfriend outside talking to police, and she was pretty hysterical saying 'I can't believe it,'" the neighbor said. "She just kept swearing and saying, 'I can't believe it, I can't believe it.' She was saying 'I can't believe he would do that to himself.'" The neighbor claimed they had seen the woman go in and out of the residence with Benjamin and that the couple dated for two years. "They're very private," a neighbor told DailyMail.com. "They go out of their way to turn around and not even wave or anything. Not that they're rude, they just don't want anybody to know who they are." Reports about Benjamin's relationship are currently unsubstantiated. Who was Benjamin's mother? Lisa Marie Presley, 52, who was once famously married to singer Michael Jackson, is the only daughter of legendary singer Elvis Presley. 5 Lisa Marie Presley and her three children when they were younger Credit: AFP or licensors A savvy businesswoman, Presley has released a number of albums including To Whom It May Concern, Now What and Storm & Grace." 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