Riley Keough Shares Her Final Photo With Mom Lisa Marie Presley Before Her Death

Lisa Marie died on Jan. 12 after she went into full cardiac arrest.

Riley Keough continues to mourn the death of her mother, Lisa Marie Presley

On Tuesday, Riley took to Instagram to share the most recent photo she took with her mother, writing, "I feel blessed to have a photo of the last time I saw my beautiful mama. Grateful @georgieflores took this." 

Lisa Marie was mother to Riley, 33, as well as Riley's brother, Benjamin, who died in July 2020 at the age of 26, with ex-husband Danny Keough. She was also mom to 14-year-old twins, Finley and Harper, with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

Riley was among the hundreds of Lisa Marie's friends and family who gathered over the weekend at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, for the memorial service, which paid tribute to the late daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

Lisa Marie died on Jan. 12 after she went into full cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the hospital but died shortly thereafter. She was 54.

During the memorial, Riley's husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, stepped in to read a eulogy Riley penned to her late mother. Within the letter, it was announced that Riley and Ben welcomed their first child together, a daughter. 

"I'm going to read something Riley wrote," Ben said before reading her prepared words, titled "A Letter to My Mama."

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"Thank you for being my mother in this life. I am eternally grateful to have spent 33 years with you. I am certain I chose the best mother for me in this world, and I knew that as far back as I can remember you," she wrote. "I remember everything. I remember you giving me baths as a baby. I remember you driving me in my car seat, listening to Aretha Franklin. I remember the way you'd cuddle me when I'd come to your bed at night, and the way you smelled."

"I remember you taking me for ice cream after school in Florida. I remember you singing to me and my brother lullabies at night, and how you'd lay with us until we fell asleep," Ben read, his voice filled with emotion. "I remember how, every time you'd leave town, you'd bring me a new tea set from Cracker Barrel."

"I remember all the notes you'd leave in my lunchbox every day. I remember the feeling I'd get when I'd see you picking me up from school, and the way your hand felt on my forehead," Riley's eulogy recalled. "I remember how it felt to be loved by the most loving mother I've ever known. I remember how safe it felt to be in your arms. I remember that feeling as a child and I remember it two weeks ago on your couch."

"Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, and the way you loved my brother and my sisters," Ben read.

"Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humor, my manners, my temper, my wildness, my tenacity," he concluded. "I am a product of your heart. My sisters are a product of your heart. My brother is a product of your heart. We are you, you are us, my eternal love. I hope you finally know how loved you were here. Thank you for trying so hard for us. If I didn't tell you every day, thank you."


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