Riley Keough Has a New Script Tattoo in Memory of Her Brother
It's in the spirit of similar ink Benjamin had.
Trigger warning: This post references suicide.
On July 12th, Benjamin Keough—brother to actress Riley Keough, son of Lisa Marie Presley, and grandson of the late Elvis Presley—died by suicide at age 27. Now, his sister Riley is paying tribute her late brother with a script tattoo of his name. It's particularly meaningful as it matches similar ink that he had.
The fresh ink is his name, Benjamin Storm, written in delicate cursive on her collarbone.
As Riley showed on her Instagram Story on July 28th, Benjamin had Riley’s name tattooed in the same spot—they both even got the “I” in their respective names dotted with hearts. You can see both tattoos in screengrabs of her Stories below.
In a July 18th Instagram post, Riley reflected on her grief in the wake of her brother's death. She wrote, “Mornings are the hardest. I forget you’re gone. I can’t cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that’s new to me.”
She also opened up about her deep connection to her "baby brother" and "twin soul."
“You. There are no words for you,” she wrote. “Angel is the closest I could think of. 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.”
Riley concluded, “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."
We’re sending so much love to their entire family during this incredibly difficult time.