close Video RFK’s granddaughter found dead at family compound Family releases statement on the passing of 22-year-old Saoirse Kennedy Hill. The 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy who passed away after being found unresponsive at the family’s Cape Cod residence in August died from an accidental drug overdose, officials revealed Friday. Saoirse Kennedy Hill had a mix of methadone, fluoxetine, norfluoxetine, diazepam, nordiazepam, and alcohol in her system at the time of her death on Aug. 1 in Hyannisport, Mass., the Boston Herald reported, citing toxicology testing. Hill was the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill, the fifth of 11 children born to the late New York senator and wife Ethel. She had been attending Boston College and was expected to graduate in 2020. “Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,” the family had said in a statement following her death. “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.” Saoirse Kennedy Hill, right, granddaughter of Ethel Kennedy and her late husband Robert F. Kennedy, holds a relative’s baby before a ceremony for naming the Robert… Read full this story
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