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Riley Keough prepares for first Christmas without brother Ben as family continues to mourn loss

Riley Keough and her family are mourning the loss of her brother Benjamin, who died by suicide in July.

And the Golden Globe nominee has been keeping his memory alive, sharing some sweet throwback moments with her 394k Instagram followers.

She prepared for her first Christmas without her ‘best friend and baby brother’ Friday, as she took to Instagram with a photo of them enjoying a beach day lying out on a towel.

Blue Christmas: Riley Keough prepared for her first Christmas without her ‘best friend and baby brother’ Benjamin Friday, as she took to Instagram with a photo of them enjoying a beach day

The 31-year-old wrote in the caption: ‘Its going to be my first Christmas without my best friend and baby brother. 

‘Words can’t describe how painful it is. I’m thinking of everyone whose lost someone they love and everyone else whose first Holiday it is with grief and without the person they love.’

She added: ‘And I’m also thinking of all of the beautiful people who can’t be here with us in physical form and sending them my love wherever they may be, not too far away.’

Riley also took to her Instagram Story with some Christmas spirit, as she enjoyed a night drive through Christmas light extravaganza at the Holiday Road drive-thru experience in Calabasas, California.   

Baby brother: The 31-year-old wrote in the caption: 'Its going to be my first Christmas without my best friend and baby brother'

Baby brother: The 31-year-old wrote in the caption: ‘Its going to be my first Christmas without my best friend and baby brother’

Painful: She added: 'Words can't describe how painful it is. I'm thinking of everyone whose lost someone they love and everyone else whose first Holiday it is with grief and without the person they love'

Holiday spirit: Riley also took to her Instagram Story with some Christmas spirit, as she enjoyed a night drive through Christmas light extravaganza at the Holiday Road drive-thru experience in Calabasas, California

Holiday spirit: She added: ‘Words can’t describe how painful it is. I’m thinking of everyone whose lost someone they love and everyone else whose first Holiday it is with grief and without the person they love.’ Riley also took to her Instagram Story with some Christmas spirit, as she enjoyed a night drive through Christmas light extravaganza at the Holiday Road drive-thru experience in Calabasas, California

RIP: She previously opened up about the loss of her 27-year-old brother (and Elvis Presley's grandson), who died on July 12

RIP: She previously opened up about the loss of her 27-year-old brother (and Elvis Presley’s grandson), who died on July 12

Paying tribute: The Magic Mike actress later paid tribute to her younger brother with some ink, revealing a collarbone tattoo with his name Benjamin Storm

Paying tribute: The Magic Mike actress later paid tribute to her younger brother with some ink, revealing a collarbone tattoo with his name Benjamin Storm

She previously opened up about the loss of her 27-year-old brother (and Elvis Presley’s grandson), who died on July 12.

The Magic Mike actress posted some sweet snapshots on Instagram later that month, writing: ‘Mornings are the hardest. 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.

‘You. 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. 

Birthday boy: Riley recently remembered Ben on what would have been his 28th birthday back in October, posting some more photo memories to Instagram

Birthday boy: Riley recently remembered Ben on what would have been his 28th birthday back in October, posting some more photo memories to Instagram

Tragic loss: She and her family are mourning the loss of her brother Benjamin, who died by suicide in July

Tragic loss: She and her family are mourning the loss of her brother Benjamin, who died by suicide in July

Sweet memories: The Golden Globe nominee has been keeping his memory alive, sharing some sweet throwback moments with her 394k Instagram followers

Sweet memories: The Golden Globe nominee has been keeping his memory alive, sharing some sweet throwback moments with her 394k Instagram followers

‘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.’

She later paid tribute to her younger brother with some ink, revealing a collarbone tattoo with his name Benjamin Storm. 

Riley recently remembered Ben on what would have been his 28th birthday back in October, posting some more photo memories to Instagram, writing: ‘Happy Birthday beautiful angel.’ 

Benjamin, Riley and sister Finley, 12, are the children of Lisa Marie Presley, 52, daughter of the late rock royalty Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla, 75.

Famous family: Benjamin, Riley and sister Finley, 12, are the children of Lisa Marie Presley, 52, daughter of the late rock royalty Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla, 75 (pictured in January, 2010)

Famous family: Benjamin, Riley and sister Finley, 12, are the children of Lisa Marie Presley, 52, daughter of the late rock royalty Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla, 75 (pictured in January, 2010)



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