Riley Keough Reveals She’s Now a Death Doula Months After Brother Benjamin’s Suicide


Riley Keough has a new job title: death doula.

The 31-year-old actress opened up about her training on social media to fans.

“I guess I’m an almost certified death doula now hehe💫💫✨✨✨✨ And I just felt like writing such a deep thank you to this community who are teaching and training people in conscious dying and death work,” she wrote.

Riley continued, “We are taught that it’s a morbid subject to talk about, or we’re so afraid of it that we’re unable to talk about it…then of course it happens to us, and we are very ill-prepared. I think it’s so important to be educated on conscious dying and death the way we educate ourselves on birth and conscious birthing.”

“We prepare ourselves so rigorously for the entrance and have no preparation for our exit. So I’m so grateful for this community and to be able to contribute what I can.”

Riley started her death doula training shortly after losing her younger brother, Benjamin Keough, to suicide in July 2020.

“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,” she had written just after news broke that Benjamin had died.

Benjamin was laid to rest at Graceland near his grandfather, Elvis Presley, in October.



Updated: March 22, 2021 — 5:00 pm

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