After Chris Martin’s performance of, Riley Keough thanked Coldplay “Yellow”Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl in memory of her brother Benjamin Keough. The Zola Actress also thanked Martin for his girlfriend Dakota Johnson who stars in Cult FollowingKeough. Benjamin, who was 27 years old, died in July 2020. Keough posted a tribute on October 21, which would have been his 21st Birthday.
“[Coldplay]Tonight, I dedicate Yellow to my brother at [We Can Survive]Keough wrote the following in reference to the Audacy concert fundraiser for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. ” I wasn’t ready for it but it was such a beautiful surprise. And me love you [Johnson] and credit and thank you to whoever captured this video.”
In a stripped-down solo performance, “Yellow,” Martin mentioned Benjamin. “We’re playing this for our friend Benjamin Storm,”The singer sang. “Wherever you are right now, we’re sending this song all the way to you.”
Keough, 32 years old, posted a tribute to Benjamin last week on his birthday. Benjamin died in Calabasas from a gunshot wound he had self-inflicted. According to autopsy, he had a history depression and attempted suicide six to eight months prior to his death. Benjamin Presley was Lisa Marie Presley’s only child and the only grandchild of the late Elvis Presley. Keough had Benjamin’s name inked on her collarbone days after his death.
“Today’s your birthday [Benjamin] you would be 29 today,” Keough Oct. 21, 2008 – WrittenBelow is a photo with Benjamin. “I miss you all day every day my best friend. We spent my 29th birthday just the two of us and it was one of the best days we shared together. I think this photo was the day after but close enough. Happy Birthday wherever you are baby brother.”
Interview with The New York TimesKeough said that the year following her brother’s death was one in which she felt fulfilled. “like I was thrown into the ocean and couldn’t swim.”She also said that she had difficulty getting out of bed for the first four to five months following his death. She didn’t want her grief to go unresolved and began to grieve. Death doulaThis is a person who offers support to someone nearing the end of their lives. This “really what’s helped me, being able to put myself in a position of service,”She spoke to the Times. “If I can help other people, maybe I can find some way to help myself.”
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if you are in crisis. Or text TALK to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.