Riley Keough took to her Instagram earlier on Tuesday to remember her younger brother, who died by suicide exactly two years ago.
The two siblings appeared 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, typed an affectionate caption, writing, “I still can’t believe you’re not here.” Her brother was only 27 years old at the time of his death.
Sad loss: Riley Keough, 33, uploaded a tribute post to her Instagram on Tuesday to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the tragic death of her younger brother
The actress shared a photo on her Instagram of herself and her brother posing for a picture on their wedding anniversary in 2015.
Riley added under the picture, “Not an hour goes by that I don’t think of you and miss you.”
She continued, “It’s been two years today since you left and I still can’t believe you’re not here. You are so loved, my Ben Ben.’
At the time of his death, TMZ reported that the LA County Coroner’s Office informed the publication that his death was ruled a shotgun suicide.
After an autopsy, Extra reported that trace amounts of alcohol and cocaine were found in his system.
Close siblings: The actress and her younger brother appeared to have had a good relationship
Remembering her brother: The Zola actress has been writing about her brother since his death and explaining how much she misses him
During an interview with InStyle a year after Benjamin’s death, the filmmaker opened up about how she’s moving on after the tragedy.
“I’m just trying to be thankful for everything right now, trying to act in love, keeping my heart open and giving and receiving love,” Riley explained.
“And not in a woo-woo way because I definitely have rough days and all kinds of aches and pains and all that,” she added.
The Girlfriend Experience star also got Benjamin’s name tattooed near her collarbone to keep him close by even though his physical presence was no longer there.
“You Are So Loved”: Two years after his death, Benjamin is still remembered and missed by his family and friends
Incredible memories: Riley and Benjamin were photographed in high spirits on the actress’ wedding anniversary in 2015
Upon learning of his death, Benjamin’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, expressed her shock.
According to TMZ, her manager Roger Widynowski told the publication, “She is completely heartbroken, heartbroken and 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, opened up to People shortly after his death about some of the struggles his pal was going through.
Difficult times: Riley shared a post around Christmas time, sharing how much she missed her brother and how much the absence was “painful”.
Brother and sister: The actress shared a photo of the two siblings on her social media when they were younger
“At times he struggled with depression, which is a serious thing with the coronavirus and everything that’s going on right now and everyone’s locked inside the house,” he said.
Brandon also explained how Benjamin felt a lot of “pressure” to be someone great because he was Elvis’ grandson.
“It’s a difficult thing when you have a lot of pressure with your family and living up to a name and an image,” he told the publication. “It’s almost like being forced to be a musician, to be an actor.”
He talked about how his friend had a big heart and was the kind of person who was always there for others.
“In any situation, he would be the one to crash with you on the couch for weeks until you actually get better.”
Close Bond: Riley and Benjamin were often pictured together, showing that they had a good relationship
Always remembered, Benjamin is survived by his mother, Lisa Marie, Riley, his twin sisters, and father, Danny Keough
“Always my hero”: Benjamin always looked up to his older sister Riley as they grew up, seeing her not only as a sibling but also as a “hero.”