Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter Saoirse Dead at 22 From Apparent Overdose

Read the emotional statement from the Kennedy family announcing her passing
By McKenna Aiello Aug 02, 2019 2:16 AMTags

The Cape & Islands District Attorney's office confirmed to E! News that emergency personnel rushed to the Kennedy Compound at approximately 3:00 p.m. and transported an "unresponsive female" to Cape Cod Hospital, where "she was pronounced deceased." An autopsy revealed no trauma "inconsistent with lifesaving measures." The cause and manner of death are pending a toxicology report.

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Kennedy Hill was enrolled at Boston College, where she reportedly majored in communications and served as the vice president of the College Democrats organization. In March 2018, Kennedy Hill and her mother attended a rally against gun violence. The Barnstable Patriot reported that Courtney took the stage alongside Saoirse, where she reportedly addressed attendees with an anecdote about RFK's 1968 assassination.

"He and I are the product of gun violence, and we are damaged goods" Kennedy Hill said of her father. In quoting her uncle, former President of the United States and fellow gun violence victim John F. Kennedy, she continued, "When one person is killed by gun violence, the whole nation is degraded."

In 2016, Saoirse penned a piece for her school's student newspaper, which touched upon her own struggles with depression and advocated for mental health awareness.

Our thoughts go out to Saoirse's family at this time.