MASSACHUSETTS – THE 22-year-old granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy has died.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill was pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital after emergency services were called to the Kennedy residence in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts on Thursday, US media are reporting.
She was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s fifth child, Courtney.
The Kennedy family has seen a number of tragedies including the assassination of Saoirse’s grandfather in 1968 and his brother President John F Kennedy in 1963.
“Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse. Her life was filled with hope, promise and love,” the family said in a statement.
A statement from her grandmother added: “The world is a little less beautiful today.”
The New York Post is reporting that she died from a drug overdose.