Riley Keough Mourns Death of Brother Benjamin: ‘Give Me Strength’

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As the family of Benjamin Keough continue to struggle with the reality that he is gone, Riley Keough found a way to put her pain into words in a heartbreaking Instagram post.

“Mornings are the hardest,” the actress said over the weekend alongside pictures of her and her brother. “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.”

The son of Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, Benjamin Keough died on July 12 at the age of 27 as a result of a suicide.

“You,” she wrote on Saturday (July 18.) “There are no words for you. 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. 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.”

[RELATED: Lisa Marie Presley’s Son Benjamin Keough Dead at 27]

According to a close friend, Benjamin Keough had been struggling as of late with the internal struggle that comes under the weight of a famous last name.

“That kind of pressure is definitely a part of what happened,” musician Brandon Howard tells People magazine. “It’s a tough thing when you have a lot of pressure with your family and living up to a name and an image. It’s a lot of pressure. It’s almost like you’re pressured into having to be a musician, having to be an actor. It was good for him to go around the world and discover himself and have his own friends. You never know what triggers it. You never know … It’s so random.”