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    What a good idea. I'd not heard of this. Our state just finally got a suicide prevention hotline like within the last 10 years.
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    Dear Sylkyn, my sincerest sympathies.

    Speculating about Benjamin, he had the blackest, deepest depression and was another Hollywood kid, never raised to work, no education, no plan, encouraged to explore music or possibly other entrepreneurial endeavors. Reminds me of Rob Kardashian, whom I have thought more than once that he'd end his life. Reminds me of any celebrity offspring with super rich parents who had some kind of talent at something, worked hard, gave their kids everything but never pushed them hard. Let's see what the Jolie-Pitt kids and Eddie Murphy's kids do. There will always be cash in their pockets and homes for them to live in.
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    Elvis' grandson Ben Keough confessed to a friend that 'growing up in Church of Scientology messes kids up' and had recently left rehab for drug and alcohol abuse before shooting himself dead


    • Lisa Marie Presley’s son Benjamin Keough had recently been to rehab in the weeks before he shot himself dead in the early hours of Sunday morning
    • A source who has reportedly known Keough since he was a child said the grandson of Elvis had recently been struggling with alcohol and drug addiction
    • The source also claimed that Keough had recently spoken to him about ‘how f***** up kids get in Scientology,’ having been brought up in the church
    • Lisa Marie reportedly removed her family from the church following a falling out with its controversial leader David Miscavige in 2014
    • But a source said the family is 'now paying the price' for being involved with the church, claiming that Keough was denied the mental health treatment
    • Keough’s father and Presley’s first husband, Danny Keough, is still a member of the Church of Scientology

    By LUKE KENTON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    PUBLISHED: 15:04, 14 July 2020 | UPDATED: 16:45, 14 July 2020

    Lisa Marie Presley’s son Benjamin Keough had recently been to rehab for addiction weeks before he shot himself dead over the weekend, new reports suggest.
    Keough, 27, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest in the early hours of Sunday morning after reportedly shooting himself during a party at his mother's luxury Calabasas, California mansion.
    His death comes as a source who has reportedly known Keough since he was a child revealed to writer Tony Ortega that the grandson of Elvis had recently been struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.

    The source also claimed that Keough had recently spoken to him about ‘how f***** up kids get in Scientology,’ having been brought up in the church with his sister, Riley, before his mother fell out with its controversial leader, David Miscavige, in 2014.
    ‘The important thing is that the entire family was shaped by Scientology, and it’s paying the price because of it,’ the source said.

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    Lisa-Marie Presley’s son Benjamin Keough (shown together) had recently been to rehab in the weeks before he shot himself dead amid a struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, reports suggest


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    The source also claimed that Keough had recently spoken to him about ‘how f***** up kids get in Scientology,’ having been brought up in the church with his sister Riley (left), before his mother fell out with its controversial leader, David Miscavige, in 2014

    The source further speculated that the family's involvement in Scientology likely denied Keough access to proper mental health care, in addition to driving 'a destabilizing force between the parents and children,' the Underground Bunker reported.
    Keough’s father and Lisa Marie’s first husband, Danny Keough, is still a member of the Church of Scientology.
    Meanwhile, Lisa Marie has been going through bitter divorce dispute with her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, which includes a custody battle over their 11-year-old twins, Finley and Harper.
    Speaking about Lisa Marie, another source told Ortega: ‘Ben was her baby. More than Riley. More than the twins. This will be beyond inconceivable for her. I really worry that it might be too much for her.’
    The bereaved mother was said to be ‘completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated’ with a representative for Lisa Marie telling Dailymail.com that she ‘She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.’
    However, a source told the Sun that however tragic, Keough’s death wouldn’t have come as a ‘huge surprise’ to Lisa Marie.
    ‘It is shocking news but it also isn’t a huge surprise as he had been struggling,’ the source said. ‘Everyone is heartbroken and devastated.’

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    This is the girlfriend of Benjamin Keough, who pleaded with him not to shoot himself, later telling police she feared his mother Lisa Marie Presley and the rest of his family would 'blame her' for his death, DailyMail.com can reveal

    Neighbors of Lisa Marie exclusively told DailyMail.com yesterday how people had been partying inside Presley’s home, where Keough had been staying for months, on Sunday night before screams were heard around 3:30am.
    This comes at it's claimed that Keough’s girlfriend, Diana Pinto, was heard screaming 'Don't do it' to the 27-year-old as he fatally shot himself in the chest inside his mother's luxury Calabasas, California mansion.
    His girlfriend Diana Pinto was reportedly heard screaming 'Don't do it' to the 27-year-old as he fatally shot himself in the chest. She later telling police she feared Lisa Marie and the rest of his family would blame her for his death.
    ‘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 he would do that to himself,”’ the neighbor explained.
    '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.'
    DailyMail.com identified the girlfriend as Pinto, who works as a post-production coordinator at Fox (Film, TV and Sports), according to her LinkedIn page.
    The neighbor said they had seen Pinto coming and going from the home with Benjamin regularly, adding the couple had been dating at least two years.
    The resident said Benjamin's mother, Lisa Marie, was not in the house at the time of the shooting and they had not seen her at the property for several weeks.
    But other neighbors saw the Presley family gathering at the house later on Sunday, after news of the shocking reported suicide emerged.


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    The bereaved mother was said to be ‘completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated’ with a representative for Lisa Marie telling Dailymail.com that she ‘She adored that boy. He was the love of her life'


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    ‘The important thing is that the entire family was shaped by Scientology, and it’s paying the price because of it,’ the source said (Left to right: Riley, Lisa Marie, and Ben in 2010, when they were still members of the Church of Scientology)

    Residents of the guard gated Calabasas community – which was cordoned off by police after the shooting on Sunday – said the family kept to themselves.
    '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.'
    The Sheriff's Department issued a statement Sunday saying Elvis' only grandson had died after suffering 'one gunshot wound to the upper torso.'
    'Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their death investigation of a male White adult in his 20s, who was discovered [at] Alexandra Court, Calabasas, on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at approximately 6:30 a.m,' the statement said.
    'Detectives have learned that deputies assigned to Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station responded to the location regarding a 'rescue response' call.
    'Upon their arrival, they located the victim suffering from one gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.'
    An official could be seen outside the mansion on Sunday while police and a coroner's vehicle were parked nearby.

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    A neighbor exclusively told DailyMail.com they heard the residents of the Presley's $1.8 million property (pictured) partying at 1am, before a woman was heard screaming loudly, 'don't do it', at 3.30am - although the neighbor didn't hear a gunshot

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-suicide.html
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    I hope that statement from him does some good somehow.
    'growing up in Church of Scientology messes kids up'
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    From TMZ

    7/14 8:31 AM PT--7/14 A rep for the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office tells TMZ Benjamin put a shotgun in his mouth ... and his manner of death is classified as suicide. The autopsy was completed Monday.

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    From People:
    https://people.com/music/lisa-marie-presleys-michael-lockwood-may-relapse-following-sons-death/

    Lisa Marie Presley's Ex Michael Lockwood Claims She May 'Relapse' Following Son Benjamin's Death



    Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood are currently embroiled in a divorce and custody battle over their 11-year-old twin daughters


    Lisa Marie Presley's ex Michael Lockwood is expressing concerns over her sobriety following the news of her son Benjamin Keough's death.

    Lockwood filed court documents on Thursday, ahead of the former couple's divorce and custody trial, set for Aug. 3. Lockwood and Presley, who split in 2016 after 10 years of marriage, share 11-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley.

    In the filing, obtained by The Blast, Lockwood asks the court to strip Presley of primary custody, claiming "new and significant concern" over her potentially relapsing.

    "Lisa Marie Presley's son shot and killed himself in her home (Although she was not there at the time.) With all due sympathy and respect, this creates a new and unaddressed twofold problem: the safety of the children and the greater likelihood of [Presley] to relapse into drug and alcohol dependency," the filing states.

    A rep for Presley did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
    What a weasel!
    I mean, he may has a point, but using her son's death like this is just vile.
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    "The Sheriff's Department issued a statement Sunday saying Elvis' only grandson had died after suffering 'one gunshot wound to the upper torso.'"

    "A rep for the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office tells TMZ Benjamin put a shotgun in his mouth..."


    They couldn't decide?
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    I haven’t seen a picture of this poor kid yet where he had any life at all behind his eyes.

    The girlfriend’s immediate assumption that the family will blame her is concerning. How long has the family been sweeping his mental health issues under the rug and how quick will they be to point fingers at this girl?

    Sad in so many ways. Also, fuck $cientology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icepik View Post
    "The Sheriff's Department issued a statement Sunday saying Elvis' only grandson had died after suffering 'one gunshot wound to the upper torso.'"

    "A rep for the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office tells TMZ Benjamin put a shotgun in his mouth..."


    They couldn't decide?
    The upper torso includes the neck and without getting too graphic this was a shotgun not a handgun or rifle? Bigger spread of shot.
    It's also tricky to keep a shotgun in your mouth with recoil after you've pulled the trigger.

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    An effective way to kill yourself, but it's so horrible for the person(s) who find you.
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    Yes.
    My ex tried with a rifle.*
    Missed (or maybe he was just thick-headed).
    Went up into the ceiling.
    His parents redecorated the house but left the bullet hole in the fucking ceiling.
    I (after a judicial gap) just took the piss out of him for being a crap shot.
    Yeah, brings a whole new aspect to the term "gallows humour"

    * This was after the first wife screwed over his head.
    I was wife #2 and got blamed for *everything* that wife #1 did wrong by his family.

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    ^^^Novice, you have quite an interesting life.
    I really hope that now the good outweights the bad by far, you deserve all the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lofty Bike View Post
    ^^^Novice, you have quite an interesting life.
    I really hope that now the good outweights the bad by far, you deserve all the best.
    You are such a forgiving sweetie Lofty, thank you.
    I'm busy making lemonade with all these lemons xxx
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