Granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, Found Dead at Age 22

August 4, 2019 in News by RBN Staff

By Jack Davis

A granddaughter of former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died Thursday at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Massachusetts.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, died of an apparent overdoseThe New York Times reported.

Emergency responders had been called to the compound Thursday afternoon. Hill was transported to Cape Cod Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

“Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,” the Kennedy family said in a statement.

“Her life was filled with hope, promise and love. She cared deeply about friends and family, especially her mother Courtney, her father Paul, her stepmother Stephanie, and her grandmother Ethel,” the statement said.

“She lit up our lives with her love, her peals of laughter and her generous spirit. Saoirse was passionately moved by the causes of human rights and women’s empowerment and found great joy in volunteer work, working alongside indigenous communities to build schools in Mexico. We will love her and miss her forever,” the statement said.

Ethel Kennedy, 91, Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, was quoted in the statement as saying, “The world is a little less beautiful today.”