Benjamin was just 27 years old when he died by suicide via gunshot wound, his death was confirmed by TMZ.
Aside from spending time acting and music, Keough lived a private lifestyle and according to TMZ, in 2009, Keough signed a record deal worth $5 million. It is not clear if any music came from that deal.
Riley went on to post a heartfelt tribute to Instagram over her brother’s death.
“Mornings are the hardest. I forget you’re gone,” she began. “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,” she went on.
“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. I hope you give me the strength to eat. I hope you’re cradled in love. I hope you feel my love. I hope you feel god. You are god. I can’t believe you’ve left me. Not you sweet Ben Ben. Anyone but you. I guess this is true heartbreak. I hope we meet again.”
The note was paired with eight photos of the siblings spending time together.
The death of her child has left Lisa Marie “entirely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated,” her manager, Roger Widynowski, said in a statement. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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