The only child of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer and songwriter. She managed to bring up her family in Scientology before a falling out with its controversial leader, David Miscavige, in 2014.
Apparently, Benjamin Keough committed suicide
Benjamin Keough, Elvis Presley’s grandson dies on Sunday. He committed suicide. A friend of his told Ortega that back in May, Keough was talking about “how f – – ked up kids get in Scientology.” He was brought up in the religion with his sister Riley, and their dad, Danny Keough, by his family. Danny Keough who was Presley’s first husband still belongs to the church.
Lisa Marie Presley is going through a lot
With all this, Presley is in a legal battle with her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood. This is not only about getting divorced but the custody of their 11-year-old twins, Finley and Harper, is the major concern of both sides.
The source told Ortega that she loved Benjamin Keough and he “was her baby.” The source further said she loved him even more than the twins. “This will be beyond inconceivable for her,” pointing the tragedy, source said.
Another source linked with the family and was closed to Ben as a boy told: “His entire family was shaped by Scientology, and paying the price.”
The 27-year-old Benjamin Keough committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest, on Sunday. This tragic incident took place at his mother’s $1.8 million Calabasas, Calif., mansion. Diana Pinto had reportedly been a longtime girlfriend of Ben.
A neighbor reported that the family including Presley was not at home and they had not seen her for weeks. The members of the family gathered there on Sunday after the incident took place.
Reps for the Scientology and the grieved family were unavailable for comment. However, Presley’s rep previously stated that she is “entirely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated.” The statement said that Presley “adored that boy” and Ben “was the love of her life.”
A quick look at Scientology
Scientology believes that it is a mixture/blend of science and spirituality. They also believe in an immortal spirit and in improving that spirit here on Earth using Scientology’s methods. Moreover, they do not dwell on the afterlife, Heaven, or Hell. In fact, their ultimate focus is improving the spirit here on the Earth.