Saoirse Kennedy, Granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy Dies From A Suspected Overdose

News by Joey Jordan Published on 02 Aug,2019 Updated on 02 Aug,2019

Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Died At 22

  • Saoirse Kennedy, a granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, died on Thursday, 1st August in their Massachusetts home.
  • The famous political family announced the news in a statement to People.
  • The cause of her death is yet to be revealed officially, however, after the initial investigation, it is believed to be an overdose that resulted in cardiac arrest.
  • She had previously revealed she suffered from depression, and she had once tried to commit suicide.

Former United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill tragically passed away this week. Saoirse, 22, died on Thursday, 1st August at the family's Massachusetts compound.

Her family announced the tragic news in a statement to People in which they confirmed she died just hours after paramedics rushed to their Hyannis Port property. The statement read:

Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse. 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.

Meanwhile, Saoirse's grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, 91, said of the unexpected death as:

The world is a little less beautiful today. She lit up our lives with her love, her peals of laughter and her generous spirit.

She added,

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.

As per some online tabloids, the home where Saoirse was found dead belonged to her grandmother Ethel.

Tara Miltimore, an Assistant District Attorney of the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office, announced the incident was under investigation. He also announced the cause of Saoirse's death is withheld as well. He said:

Earlier this afternoon Barnstable Police responded to a residence on Marchant Ave in Hyannis Port for a reported unattended death.

He added,

The matter remains under investigation by Barnstable Police and State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office.

As police arrived at the property, the paramedic was already there who radioed for backup as Saoirse was in cardiac arrest. Then she was taken to the Cape Cod Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

CAPTION: Saoirse Kennedy Hill and Noah Kennedy SOURCE: The List

In 2016, Saoirse revealed she had suffered from depression in an essay for Deerfield Academy's student newspaper, The Deerfield Scroll. She also said her struggle with mental illness would be a life-long battle.

Moreover, she also revealed she had tried to take her own life a couple of weeks before her junior year began. She later underwent treatment.

She had spent a couple of days with her family before her death. In an Instagram post, she can be seen enjoying the sunny day as she lept into the water.