Benjamin Keough’s grave moved to make room for his mother Lisa Marie Presley's resting place at Graceland

Benjamin Keough’s grave moved to make room for his mother Lisa Marie Presley's resting place at Graceland
Lisa Marie Presley will be laid to rest next to her son Ben Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020 at age 27 ( Lisa Marie/Instagram)

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Benjamin Keough’s grave at the Graceland is reportedly being moved to make room for his mother Lisa Marie Presley's final resting place. The 54-year-old singer/songwriter and the only child of the 'King of Rock and Roll' Elvis Presley, tragically died on Thursday, January 12, just hours after being taken to the hospital for an alleged cardiac arrest.

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Earlier, it was reported that Graceland had begun preparations for Lisa Marie's 'Celebrations of Life' ceremony, as her gravesite will be placed across from her father's at the Presley family’s famous Memphis mansion. Amid this preparation, a source close to the family revealed that Keough’s grave will be relocated to make space for the late 'Lights Out' hit-maker. “They are moving the grave of Benjamin to make room for Lisa in the cemetery behind the house,” an insider told Page Six. In addition, a rep for Presley confirmed that the grave is being “slightly” moved.

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Photos obtained by TMZ also showed Lisa’s grave being prepared next to Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020 at age 27. Not only Elvis and Benjamin are buried at the cemetery but several other Presley family members, including Elvis’ father, Vernon, mother, Gladys, and his grandmother, Minnie Mae are laid to rest at Graceland. While work has already begun at the memorial site, several other changes are expected to be made ahead of Sunday’s public celebration of life that will honor Presley on January 22.

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(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)
Lisa Marie tragically died on Thursday, January 12, just hours after being taken to the hospital for an alleged cardiac arrest. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)

The Presley family, earlier this week, announced that the iconic singer will be laid to rest on Sunday, January 22. “Riley, Harper, Finley, and Priscilla are grateful for the support, well-wishes, and outpouring of love honoring their beloved Lisa Marie,” a rep for the famous family told US Weekly in a statement on Monday, January 16. “A public memorial service has been arranged on the front lawn of Graceland at 9:00 am on Sunday, January 22, in Memphis. Please visit [the official Graceland website] for more information.”

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Following her death, Lisa’s 14-year-old twins, Harper and Finley Lockwood, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, have been spending time with their grandmother Priscilla and their half-sister, Riley Keough. The teens are allegedly “too traumatized” to return to their Los Angeles home. It was also reported that Lisa Marie’s three daughters will inherit the family’s famous Graceland. “The trust (which includes Graceland) will go to Lisa Marie’s daughters Riley, Finley, and Harper,” a rep for Graceland told New York Post.

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