Are the Kennedy’s completely cursed, or is there more to the story…yet another tragic death in the family.
Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, dies at 22
Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, died at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts Thursday. She was 22.
The Kennedy family confirmed her death in a statement to the Associated Press, saying, “Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse.”
“She lit up our lives with her love, her peals of laughter and her generous spirit,” the statement said, noting that Hill was passionate about human rights, women’s empowerment and volunteer work in indigenous communities. “We will love her and miss her forever.”
Hill was the only child of Courtney Kennedy Hill, the fifth of Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s eleven children. Hill’s father is Paul Michael Hill, one of four falsely convicted in the 1974 Irish Republican Army bombings of two pubs.
Robert’s widow Ethel, 91, said the “world is a little less beautiful today” following her granddaughter’s sudden death.
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Although the political family’s statement did not list a cause of death, the New York Times and The Hyannis News report Hill died of an apparent overdose.
The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office told the Times and People that Barnstable police responded to “a reported unattended death” Thursday afternoon.
“The matter remains under investigation by the Barnstable police as well as state police detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office,” Assistant District Attorney Tara Miltimore said.