Riley Keough took to her Instagram earlier Tuesday to remember her little brother, who passed away by suicide exactly two years ago.
The two siblings seem to have had a close bond and relationship, and his sudden death came as a painful shock to the star and her family.
The Zola actress, 33, printed a love caption, writing, “I still can’t believe you’re not here.” Her brother was only 27 at the time of his death.
Sad loss: Riley Keough, 33, uploaded a post to her Instagram on Tuesday to remember her little brother on the two-year anniversary of his tragic death.
The actress shared on her Instagram a photo of herself and her brother posing on her wedding day in 2015.
Under the photo, Riley added, “Not an hour goes by that I don’t think of you and miss you.”
She continued, “Today it’s been two years since you left and I still can’t believe you’re not here. You loved my Ben-Ben so much.
At the time of his death, TMZ reported that the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office told the publication that his death had been ruled a suicide caused by a shotgun blast.
After the autopsy, Extra reported that traces of alcohol and cocaine were found in his system.
Close siblings: The actress and her younger brother seem to have had a good relationship
Remembering her brother: Actress Zola writes about her brother after his death, stating how much she misses him.
During an interview with InStyle a year after Benjamin’s death, the director spoke about how she lived after the tragedy.
“Right now, I’m just trying to be grateful for everything, trying to act in love, keep my heart open, give and receive love,” Riley explained.
“And not woo woo, because I definitely have hard days, all kinds of pain, suffering and all that,” she added.
The Girlfriend Experience star also got Benjamin’s name tattooed near her collarbone so he would always be there, even though his physical presence was no longer there.
“You’re So Loved”: Two years after his death, Benjamin’s family and friends still remember and miss him.
Incredible memories: Riley and Benjamin were captured in high spirits on the actress’ wedding day in 2015.
Upon the news of his death, Benjamin’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, expressed her shock.
According to TMZ, her manager Roger Widinowski told the publication that “she is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and very devastated, but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and eldest daughter Riley.”
He ended the statement by adding, “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.
Brandon Howard, a close friend of Benjamin’s, told people shortly after his death about some of the hardships his friend was going through.
Hard times: Riley shared a post over Christmas, revealing how much she missed her brother and how the absence was “painful”
Siblings: The actress shared a photo of the two siblings on social media when they were younger.
“Sometimes he struggled with depression, which is a serious problem with the coronavirus and everything that is happening right now with everyone locked in the house,” he said.
Brandon also explained how Benjamin felt a lot of “pressure” to become something great due to being Elvis’ grandson.
“It’s hard when your family puts a lot of pressure on you and you justify the name and image,” he told the publication. “It’s like being forced to be a musician, an actor.”
He talked about how his friend had a big heart and was always there for others.
“In any situation, he will be the one to lay on the couch with you for weeks until you really feel better.”
Close bond: Riley and Benjamin were often pictured together, indicating a good relationship.
Forever in their memory: Benjamin is survived by his mother, Lisa Marie, Riley, his twin sisters and father, Danny Keogh.
“Always my hero”: Benjamin always looked up to his older sister Riley as they grew up and saw her as not only a brother and sister, but also a “hero”.
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