Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter Dead at 22 From Apparent Drug Overdose at Family Compound

August 2, 2019

Hulton Archive

On Thursday, the late Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, was found dead at the family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after suffering an apparent drug overdose. In a statement, RFK's 91-year-old widow, Ethel Kennedy, said, "The world is a little less beautiful today." The New York Times reports that Kennedy Hill, a communications major at Boston College, wrote about her struggles with depression in high school. Her death is the latest in a long line of tragedies--including the assassinations of RFK and his brother, John F. Kennedy--suffered by America's foremost political dynasty.