Lisa Marie Presley shared a rare family photo this week as she marked her birthday, six months after the sudden death of her son Benjamin Keough at the age of 27.
Presley, who turned 53 on Monday, share a somber snap from a dinner with her three daughters; Riley Keough, 31, and twins Finley and Harper, 12.
‘Thank you for all of the overwhelming birthday wishes from everyone. Like everyday, I couldn’t have made it through without these three by my side.’ Presley wrote.
Couldn’t have made it through: Lisa Marie Presley shared a somber snap as she celebrated her birthday with her three daughters on Monday
The photo appeared to show the star and her girls enjoying dinner together on an outdoor patio with twinkling string lights in the background.
Presley remains seated while her youngest daughters, who she shares with ex-husband Michael Lockwood, stand either side of her.
Her eldest daughter Riley stands behind her with her arms around her younger siblings.
Presley hasn’t been active on social media in the months following Benjamin’s death in July, when he took his own life in the family’s Calabasas, California home.
But in October she posted a heartfelt tribute to her late son on what would have been his 28th birthday.
Presley’s son, Benjamin Keough (pictured above), died by suicide in the family home in Calabasas, California in July. Presley shared this photo on what would have been his 28th birthday in October
‘I worshipped the ground you walked on, on this earth and now in Heaven,’ the bereaved mother wrote. ‘My heart and soul went with you.’
‘My beautiful beautiful angel,’ the singer-songwriter wrote on Instagram next to a picture of Benjamin as he is about to blow out birthday candles on a cake.
‘I worshipped the ground you walked on, on this earth and now in Heaven. My heart and soul went with you.’
Presley’s post continued: ‘The depth of the pain is suffocating and bottomless without you every moment of every day.
‘I will never be the same.
‘Please wait for me my love, and hold my hand while I stay to continue to protect and raise your little sisters and to be here for Riley. I know you would want that.
Close bond: Presley is seen her with her only son Benjamin Keough in a photograph from 2012
‘Happy Birthday my sweet sweet Boy. You were much too good for this world.’
Presley ended the post with a sad emoji and a broken heart emoji.
That same month an autopsy revealed that Keough had cocaine and alcohol in his system when he shot himself dead after arguing with his girlfriend.
At the time, sources revealed he’d been ‘struggling’ and that his death, while devastating, was not a ‘huge surprise’ to his mother or other relatives.
Surveillance footage showed him having an argument with his girlfriend, Diana Pinto, in the backyard of their home.
Memories: Riley, 31, also shared a birthday tribute for her late brother in October
Gone too soon: The actress regularly shares snaps of her brother as she honors his memory
He then went inside, locked himself in a bathroom, placed a gun in his mouth and shot himself.
Pinto heard the gunshot, went inside and had to use a bobby pin to gain access to the bathroom. She found him dead and called police.
It’s unclear how much alcohol or cocaine he had in his system but there were traces of both, according to the report which was released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Keough shot himself at a party for his girlfriend Diana Pinto (pictured together) and brother-in-law’s joint birthday
Lisa Marie has previously spoken of her son’s, left, similarity to her father Elvis, right, calling their resemblance ‘uncanny’
The report also described Keough’s history with mental illness.
He had tried to take his life six months earlier, then spent three weeks in rehab four months before he died.
Keough was the son of Lisa Marie and musician Danny Keough, her first of four husbands. The pair were together from 1988 until 1994.
Benjamin’s grandmother Priscilla, 75, married Elvis Presley in 1967 but they divorced six years later. They had only daughter Lisa Marie in 1968. Elvis died just nine years later.
Benjamin was the son of musician Danny Keough, who married Lisa Marie in 1988 and divorced her in 1994