Elvis’ granddaughter Riley Keough becomes ‘death doula’ after brother Benjamin’s suicide

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Riley Keough has develop into a dying doula after the suicide of her brother Benjamin.

The American Honey actor, who’s the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, introduced the information on Instagram.

She mentioned she took the coaching so she can assist individuals come to phrases with dying, with dying doulas specialising in end-of-life care.

Benjamin Keough died in July on the age of simply 27 with a coroner confirming his reason for dying to be suicide.

In her Instagram submit, Riley, 31, shared a quote from the poet Rumi about therapeutic the soul as she defined why she’d develop into a dying doula.

Riley Keough has develop into a dying doula after the suicide of her brother Benjamin

Riley and her late brother Benjamin Keough
Riley and her late brother Benjamin Keough

Rumi’s quote mentioned: “Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Assist somebody’s soul heal.

“Stroll out of your own home like a shepherd.”

Riley captioned the submit: “At the moment I completed my Dying Doula coaching, on The Artwork of Dying Midwifery coaching course by @sacred_crossings so I assume I am an nearly licensed dying doula now hehe.

She posted this quote from the poet Rumi
She posted this quote from the poet Rumi

“And I simply felt like writing such a deep thanks to this group who’re instructing and coaching individuals in acutely aware dying and dying work.

“We’re taught that its a morbid topic to speak about.

“Or we’re so afraid of it that we’re unable to speak about it… then after all it occurs to us, and we’re very unwell ready.

Riley and Benjamin with their mother Lisa Marie Presley and younger siblings Finley and Harper
Riley and Benjamin with their mom Lisa Marie Presley and youthful siblings Finley and Harper

“I believe it is so vital to be educated on acutely aware dying and dying the way in which we educate ourselves on beginning and acutely aware birthing.

“We put together ourselves so rigorously for the doorway and don’t have any preparation for our exit.

“So I am so grateful for this group and to have the ability to contribute what I can.”

Elvis Presley with his wife Priscilla and Lisa Marie when she was a baby
Elvis Presley along with his spouse Priscilla and Lisa Marie when she was a child

Benjamin died in Calabasas, California, a spokesman for his mum Lisa Marie confirmed in July final 12 months.

Her supervisor mentioned in a press release: “She is totally heartbroken, inconsolable and past devastated however attempting to remain sturdy for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley

“She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

*If you happen to’re struggling and wish to speak, the Samaritans function a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you possibly can electronic mail jo@samaritans.org or go to their website to seek out your native department

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