Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated presidential candidate’s Granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill died of a drug overdose, authorities have confirmed. The 22-year-old was found unresponsive at the family’s Hyannis Port, Massachusetts compound on Aug. 1. At Cape Cod Hospital, she was pronounced dead.
A news channel reported that a toxicology test found methadone, fluoxetine, norfluoxetine, diazepam, nordiazepam, and alcohol in her system. Fluoxetine is an antidepressant and diazepam that is used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Saoirse was the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill, the fifth of the 11 children born of RFK and wife Ethel Kennedy. This fall, she was scheduled to start her senior year at Boston College.
A family statement issued
by Brian Wright O’Connor, a spokesman for Saoirse Hill’s uncle, former Massachusetts congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, said about the grievance the family faced due to the sudden death of Saoirse. He also said that Saoirse was a very caring person, and she always loved her friends and family, especially her mother Courtney Kennedy, father Paul, her stepmother Stephanie and grandmother Ethel Kennedy. She was always hopeful for better in the future and promise everyone for love and well being.